Columbia Middle School volleyball | Team of the Week

This week’s Republic-Times Team of the Week is the Columbia Middle School volleyball team coached by Rachel Mathews. The team finished the season with an overall record of 14-3 and won the Cahokia Conference Tournament championship. Despite injuries to two key players, the team put together an amazing season. “They all had great attitudes and were coachable young ladies with a stellar work ethic,” Mathews said. “I can’t say enough about them.”

Pictured, front row, from left, are Jordyn Cygan, Fae Harrell, Jenna Jackson, Mattea Bauman and Claire Thebeau; back row: coach Missie Steve, Rylee Iorio, Ashli Bourisaw, Molly Mistler, Lindsay Wibbenmeyer, Sophia Bonaldi, Lexi Touchette, Kaelyn Rheinecker, manager Brianna Phillips and coach Rachel Mathews. (submitted photo)

The R-T Team of the Week is sponsored by First National Bank of Waterloo.

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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.
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