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Volleyball Team Prepares for the Season

Brodi Gary
Sophomore Kaiya Finazzo, and freshmen Kylie Webb play their Third JV game of the season.

The girls volleyball team has begun with a strong start to the season.  The girls have been working as a team all summer long doing workouts and practices early each morning. 

It has not been easy, but together they are ready to conquer another season. 

Junior Emma Sales said there’s not really any changes from last year to this year. 

“There isn’t much of a difference from last year besides losing the seniors,” Sales said. “We’re still connecting as a team which can take time but we’ll be much better when we do start clicking,”

Team connection on the court makes a big difference in the game and how the players play and participate in the game.

The JV girls have had a great start to the season with three wins and zero losses.

These wins came from hard work and dedication, But with dedication comes challenges Mentally and physically. 

Kaiya Finnazzo, who has been playing for 11 years, says there’ve been many challenges yet she still plays through them. 

“My biggest challenge mentally being able to stay 100% engaged six days a week at practice to reach goals,” Finazzo said. “My biggest physical challenge is keeping my body healthy all through the season,” 

Yet, with these hard challenges these players keep showing up every day. 

The good things about being on the team outweigh the challenges of being on the team.  

Sales says many things about why she likes to play at West. 

“My favorite thing about playing for the West are my teammates,” Sales said. “It’s fun to have people that you spend time with in the summer and then have classes with in the school year.”


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Maya Garcia Gee
Maya Garcia Gee, Writer
Maya Gee is a Writer for the Olathe West newspaper. This is her first year on the staff. Maya is involved with the KAY Club, sophomore committee and the basketball team. Outside of school Maya enjoys hanging out with friends, playing basketball, she mainly enjoys watching college basketball. Her favorite team is KU. Maya is looking forward to getting more involved with the school, and learning new things about the newspaper. What Maya loves most about journalism is getting to write stories and learn more about certain things about this. 
Brodi Gary
Brodi Gary, Photographer
Brodi Gary is a Junior photographer for the Owl Post. She is involved in TSA, Public Safety, Kay Club, Uno Club, Feminist Club, Junior committee and Pre-Vet Club. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, cooking and relaxing. Brodi is looking forward to pursuing her passion in photography through the Olathe West Newspaper. This is Brodi’s first year on newspaper staff and is excited to capture a billion memories in one photo. 

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