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Choo Choo playday challenges WCHS
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Any chance to take the court isn’t just valuable to the Warren County High School volleyball team, but also to new coach Dena Upton.Coach Upton got her first chance to lead the Lady Pioneers last weekend when the team traveled to Chattanooga to take part in the annual Choo Choo playday featuring several of the top teams from the state of Tennessee.It wasn’t an easing-in process for coach Upton as her team played five hours in a row against squads which had great success last season. The Lady Pioneers played three teams that qualified for regionals last year - Cookeville, Sullivan East and Bradley Central - sweet 16 team Grace Academy and East Hamilton, which finished third in the state in AA competition.Coach Upton started the day observing quietly from the sidelines, but by the end of the day the new coach was vocal in directing her team on the court. Coach Upton was grateful for the first full day of competition, which gave her a chance to find her team’s strengths and weaknesses.“It was a great opportunity to get repetitions against some great teams,” said Upton.