The E.W. Wyatt Panthers, pictured from left, are, Kali Barbour, Inez Smith, Savannah Phelps, Blair Dickens, Hannah Wells, Lucy Watson, Addison Swenson, Arica Mason, Hayden Lackey, Kaitlyn Poarch, Danica Doyle.

The Lady Panthers face a season of learning after losing all but one player.

The lone returner Lucy Watson is set to get her team moving in the right direction.

When asked about beginning a season with only one returner, Coach Teresa Bullock stated, “With only one returning playing I am starting from scratch. I still consider myself in the learning stage, so together we’re going to make this a great season learning together. I’ve said to my girls since I started coaching that we will never be perfect Panthers but we will always be positive Panthers. I’m not a perfect coach and I don’t expect perfect players. I’m going to make mistakes and so are they but together we’re going to learn and push forward to have a fun and exciting season.”

The young ladies battled Nottoway in their first home game but came up short, losing the match in three games, 25-14, 25-9, and 25-10. The Panthers may have not shown in the score but they held a great positive attitude on the court and are beginning to work together as a team.

Highlights from the game include Hannah Wells serving for a 4-point run, Blair Dickens, Kali Barbour, and Lucy Watson getting their first Ace of the season. Other notable servers were Addison Swenson and Danica Doyle. The girls are starting to communicate on the court and hope to improve at each game.

The interest in Wyatt Volleyball has increased. For the first time in three years, Bullock had to have tryouts and cuts for the volleyball team. The girls began tryouts on Aug. 12. Bullock is also welcoming a new assistant coach, Mikayla Barnes and manager Mckenzey Dickens.