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PVCS Lady Warriors: A Turn-Around Tale

The 23-24 PVCS Lady Warriors took home the state trophy this season (Photo: Submitted)

When Head Coach Lindsey Rojas came on board at Pleasant View Christian School in 2022, the middle school girls' basketball team needed quite a bit of work. During her first year there, alongside assistant coach Dan Olds, Rojas found herself starting from the ground up, spending the first half of the season teaching, and re-teaching, basketball fundamentals and the very basics. And while the girls worked tirelessly that season, they still came up short in nearly every on-court matchup.

Fast forward to the '23-24 season. The Lady Warriors returned every player and added two more; they spent the summer at camps, working out, and further building upon their skills. By the time the new season started, the transformation was evident.

"They came into the season ready to work hard and be coached," Rojas says. "They listened, believed in each other, and weren't afraid to battle when things got tight."

They were so ready, in fact, they closed out their winning season by taking first place (40-35) in the TAACS State Tournament last month against the Lady Minutemen of Franklin Road Christian School- a team that had beaten them three out of three times before the anticipated championship matchup.

"They truly are a turn-around story and prove that buckets of sweat, a lot of grit, and a few tears can take you to the top," Rojas says.

The Lady Warriors were led by seventh grader, Hollynn Carney, who averaged 18-points, 4.7 rebounds, and four steals per game. Stephanie Sober, also a seventh grader, brought "tenacious" defense every time she stepped on to the court and was the second leading scorer.

Nellie Frame: All-Tournament, Ally Sosh: All -Tournament, Stephanie Sober: All-Tournament, and Hollynn Carney: All-State MVP 

(Photo: Submitted)

The only eighth grader on the team, Ally Sosh, brought her "scrappy style," always going after loose balls and hitting the boards. Shooting guard Nellie Frame dropped 12 points in the championship game, and was a key defender for the Warriors.

Elle Carr was a force in the paint, and sixth-grader Annabelle Bagwell also gave key minutes throughout the successful season. 

The Lady Warriors will return all but one player for the ‘24-‘25 season. 


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