Connally at Gatesville Volleyball

Gatesville’s Kate Lovejoy (16) hits against Waco Connally last fall.

The Gatesville Hornets volleyball team was so young in 2015, head coach Rickey Phillips considered serving baby food on the team bus.

“Actually, no, that didn’t happen,” said Phillips with a hearty laugh. “We never did serve baby food. But we were very young. And now, it’s nice that we have nine returning players coming back this fall.

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