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It's tryout time
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Anthony Lippe is poised for his second season at the helm of the WCHS Lady Pioneer basketball team.

The Warren County Board of Education has said school sports can resume June 1 with social distancing stipulations.

Local teams are wasting no time getting started with three teams planning tryouts for June 1 and golf tryouts set for June 15. 

Tryouts for baseball, softball and boys basketball have not been announced. 

For student-athletes anxious to escape the house and enjoy some physical activity, tryouts for girls soccer, volleyball and girls basketball have all been set for Monday, June 1.

It will be the inaugural season for Erin Blalock at the helm of the Lady Pioneer volleyball team. She was named to the job in February after serving as an assistant coach on the team for four seasons. A former Lady Pioneer volleyball player herself, Blalock inherits a team that finished 15-17 last season.

It will be the second season for Lady Pioneer basketball coach Anthony Lippe, who finished with two wins in his first year. Lippe figures to have a young team again this year, but he can find encouragement in the fact his junior varsity team won 10 games last year. The freshman team was 4-2 in a limited schedule.

For the girls soccer team, it was a 10-win season for the Lady Pioneers, who should be stout again this year. Katie Toney is expected to return for her junior season after being named to the all-state team after a 28-goal sophomore year. 

Bekah Jackson, a rising sophomore, claimed all-region honors after a 13-goal, 11-assist season as just a freshman.

The schedule for June 1 tryouts is as follows.

Girls Soccer

10 to 11:15 a.m. -- seniors and juniors

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. -- sophomores and freshmen

Contact Todd Willmore at for the registration link.


10 to 10:45 a.m. -- seniors and juniors

11 to 11:45 a.m. -- sophomores

12 to 12:45 p.m. -- freshmen

Contact Erin Blalock at for the registration link.

Girls Basketball

2 to 2:45 p.m. -- seniors and juniors

3 to 3:45 p.m. -- sophomores

4 to 4:45 p.m. -- freshmen

5 to 5:45 p.m. -- additional session, if needed

Contact Anthony Lippe at for the registration link.

Boys and Girls Golf

June 15 at 8 a.m., McMinnville Country Club

Contact J.W. Holt for information at