Livingston volleyball began district play on Tuesday, hosting and sweeping district foe Hardin-Jefferson at home. The match was won over the perennial powerhouse 25-20, 26-24, and 25-21.
The Lady Lions utilized a theme of “We GLOW better together,” wearing neon shirts as the Best Buddies joined the varsity team for the evening. The Buddies lined up for the National Anthem, and each performed the first serve.
“Every Friday during athletics, the athletes participate in their B.E.S.T (Better Every Step Together) Day, where they partner with students with disabilities on the high school campus and train together in various workouts,” Livingston volleyball coach Heather Mosser said. “Spotlighting their buddies at the game brought great joy to all involved.”
The volleyball and softball teams under the direction of Mosser have enjoyed the Best Buddies program, a partnership with students who have disabilities, in an effort for all to grow and learn together.
Along with achievements in the classroom and building relationships, the team has also improved their performance on the court in 2023.
“This is my third year at Livingston, and we have never beat Hardin-Jefferson until now,” the coach said of her team. “My athletes have been putting in the work in the weight room, on the court, and their efforts, their intensity, their focus is paying off.”