Senior returns to Medora, makes impact on volleyball and basketball teams


Returning to Medora to play volleyball and basketball her senior year has been a good move for Grace Cobb.

She began playing volleyball and basketball in middle school in Medora but attended Salem High School the past three years.

She moved back to Medora this school year and has enjoyed the home games in both sports.

“Medora has always been home to me,” Cobb said. “I grew up practicing on our court. I grew up with the girls I’ve been playing with, so it’s definitely something I looked forward to. Our community is very supportive and comes to almost every game.”

Cobb has played at guard and forward for the Hornets this winter.

“I’ve played it all,” she said. “I played anything from being the point to the high post to being down on the block. Wherever coach needed me is where I’d go, whatever I thought was best in the situation.”

Her high-point game this season was 11 against Crothersville.

“I’ve enjoyed getting closer with our girls,” Cobb said. “We’ve improved a lot since the beginning of the season. We’ve never given up. Medora has never been a school known for giving up. Even if we lose, we’re going to play to the buzzer.”

Cobb said she also enjoyed her time in volleyball.

“I played all-around,” she said. “I played middle, and timing is important and making sure you are pressing over so you can stop the ball. I am right-handed, so I really liked to tip to my left, so I would go to the left most of the time or hit corners.”

Cobb said it was important to find the attacking lanes.

“My teammates did very well helping me with that, telling me where I could go, what was open,” she said. “When you’re up there, you don’t see a lot. You’re looking for the blocker, and they’re telling you what’s open.”

She also enjoyed playing in the back row getting digs and making passes.

“You didn’t want to let the ball drop,” Cobb said.

Medora is a member of the Southern Roads Conference and played a conference tournament at the beginning of the season in both volleyball and basketball.

Cobb was named to the SRC second team in volleyball.

“I definitely looked forward to the conference games,” she said. “Basketball has been more of a challenge than our volleyball conference was.”

Cobb looks forward to graduating from Medora.

“I always hoped I would graduate from Medora,” Cobb said. “My whole family has graduated from here. My mother graduated from here, her mom. We’ve all grown up here, the majority of my class I went to kindergarten with. There are friendships when I came back, they picked up right where they left off.”

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Name: Grace Cobb

High school: Medora

Parents: Ben and Jessica Cobb

Siblings: Jonathan, Kaitlyn, Zackary, Mariah, Maria, Jaysen, Jordan and Lilly

Sports: Volleyball, four years; basketball, four years

Athletic highlight: Named to the All-Southern Roads Conference second team in volleyball

Organizations: Beta Club, Activate, student council, Delta Club, Letter M Club

Plans after high school: Attend Indiana University Southeast and study psychology

Favorite food: Mashed potatoes

Favorite TV show: "The Golden Girls"

Favorite singer: Hank Williams Jr.

Favorite movie: "Sister Act"

Favorite team: Indiana University


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