One Last Serve

Bailey Hough’s insight to what Senior year has been like on the volleyball team


Nick Mebruer

Senior Bailey Hough returns the ball at home in Boswell Auditorium.

After the volleyball team finished off it’s season, all of the girls felt indifferent about how it ended. For some of the girls it was their first time playing, for others it was just another season adding to their resume. For others, like Bailey Hough, it was their last.

Senior, Bailey Hough, is an outside player and left back for the Lebanon Yellowjacket’s volleyball team. She is a well rounded athlete that knows volleyball like the back of her hand.

“I’ve been playing since fourth grade,” Hough said.

Now, as a senior, she coaches the fifth grade volleyball team.

“It’s really fun, I like all of them [the girls] and to coach the sport and teach someone else is so cool,” Hough said.

Hough did not know how to feel about the ending of the season,

“It felt weird, I know I’ll never play again. It just felt weird.”

Although the season ended abruptly, this didn’t stop Hough from enjoying her time with her teammates and friends. She got to soak in all of her memories as well.

“My favorite memory is probably beating Willard at the Willard Summer Tournament,” Hough said.

Hough earned a spot on the All-Conference, All-District, All-District tournament team, and All-State academic awards during her junior and senior years. These are very high awards and very special for athletes to receive.

After high school, Bailey plans to attend Mizzou for her Business Administration degree.

“I decided I don’t want to play volleyball in college and that it’s best I just move on. I’m going to miss being in shape for the summer workouts,” Hough said.

Volleyball is going to play a big factor in the rest of her life, and the rest of the teammates lives. Hough, and her teammates, all work very hard to perfect their craft in the sport. Practicing all the time, working outside of school hours, and establishing their dominance when it comes game time. The girls will all be taking the hard working attitude into life, there is no doubt.

As things come to a close, Bailey wanted to share one thing that motivates her.

“I never wanted to let my teammates down, and I never want to let them down. That motivates me to do my best in anything and everything I do, no matter what is is,” Hough said.