Hornets senior returned to court for senior season


Bailey Morris said she felt that a big accomplishment for the Medora volleyball team was posting a winning record against Southern Roads Conference teams this fall.

The Hornets placed second in the conference tournament after posting a 3-2 record against those teams during the season.

Morris said working hard in practice was the key to winning those matches.

“It takes teamwork and talking, and getting our passing down to win,” she said. “We definitely needed our practices to build up before a game.”

Morris began her volleyball career in seventh grade, and played through her sophomore year.

After sitting out her junior year, Morris returned to the courts this fall.

“I had to sit out my junior year for personal reasons and I this year I wanted to finish,” Morris said. “I’m definitely glad I played this year. I played right side when I was in front, and I was a back row hitter and I passed.”

She said communication was important in volleyball.

“We all talked and told each other how many blockers the other team had up, and if they saw an open spot they would yell a number,” Morris said. “We had numbers on the court to know where to place it.”

Morris said she usually mixed up her hitting between hitting line or over the middle, or tipping.

She said she enjoyed playing in tournaments at Henryville and the conference tournament, but admitted, “I really got exhausted. I don’t like waking up that early (to get on the bus). We left at 7:30 a.m. for the tournaments.”

Morris was one of the captains this season, and she said she enjoyed filling that role.

“The seniors switched up,” Morris said. “It’s an honor to know that you’re a senior and that you get to be a part of something that you hadn’t got to be part of in the past. “

Morris said she enjoyed playing for Coach Missy Stewart this season after having her as JV coach her freshman and sophomore years.

“She was real nice and understanding with your problems and what you were doing.,” Morris said. “The whole time I’ve had Missy, she has been a great coach. She taught you how to do it right.”

Morris began attending school in Medora in sixth grade and said she likes the small community.

“I love the small school,” Morris said. “It’s easier to make friends here than it is in larger schools, I believe. You get to interact more with the teachers than you would in a big school.”

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Name: Bailey Morris

High school: Medora

Parents: Kristy Morris, Travis Morris

Siblings: Hannah, Paisley. Son: Waylen Stephen Owen.

Sports: volleyball 3 years

Athletic highlights: passing award, placing second in Southern Roads Conference tournament

Plans after high school: undecided

Favorite food: steak

Favorite TV show: Supernatural

Favorite musician: Camila Cabella

Favorite movie: The Fault In Our Stars


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