Good hands

Delaney Seuferer sets the ball in a recent league volleyball match against El Molino. The Greyhounds fell to Head Royce in the NCS Division 4 playoffs to finish the season at 10-16.

Volleyball playoff fever gave way to fear and uncertainty for the Healdsburg High School Greyhounds last week, as families dealt with the reality of widespread fire evacuations.

The Hounds represented the No. 13 seed in the North Coast Section Division 4 playoffs, which opened on Oct. 30 despite a few scheduling changes for teams affected by the Kincade Fire. 

In the midst of all the turmoil, Healdsburg traveled to No. 4-seeded Head Royce of Oakland, falling to the Jayhawks in three sets: 8-25, 11-25, 19-25.

“Although we were a little rusty from not practicing for a week, the girls came out strong and did their very best,” HHS coach Kim Goff said. “Head Royce is a very strong team and my prediction is they’ll be facing Cardinal Newman in the NCS finals.” 

Healdsburg finished a competitive 2019 campaign with an overall record of 10-16.

“I’m very happy with how the season went,” Goff reflected. “I have a great group of young ladies and I’ll miss our seniors.”

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