By Don White Estill’s volleyball team was hoping to be the ‘host with the most’ this week in district tournament action.
Last night, (Tuesday) the Engineers were to take on a dangerous Owsley County team, with the winner advancing to the 52nd District championship match on Thursday at 7 p.m.
The other contest on Tuesday featured top seed Powell County against number 4 seed Lee County.
Estill closed out regular season play by falling to George Rogers Clark 25-21, 25-12, and downing Berea 25-12, 25-17 on Senior Night.
The loss to Clark was softened by the fans of both teams showing support for the ‘Digs for the Cure’ fundraiser.
“It was great to see the turnout and support for our breast cancer event,” said Coach Mark McKinley.
“We had people in the stands who had been touched by cancer, whether a family member, themselves, or a friend, and about 75 percent stood up.
“As we told the players, cancer doesn’t discriminate.”
Compassion was also in the air when Berea’s Pirates showed up for the season-ending match on Thursday.
“Berea was on fall break and only had six players for the JV and varsity match. We appreciate them coming even though they were short-handed.
“We are truly blessed to have a wonderful relationship with Berea’s coach and many others,” noted McKinley.
The Engineers finished regular season play with a record of 18-15.