Before the start of the 2019 season, the South Hardin volleyball squad came up with team goals and they were written on a whiteboard for the rest of the year.
South Hardin entered the Class 2A State Cross Country meet with the highest ranking in program history and as three time team qualifiers. The goal was a spot on the podium for the first time since Eldora-New Providence finished second in 1999.
South Hardin and Denver had just two seniors between them, both comprised of mostly hard hitting youngsters. While the Tigers fought hard from start to finish, the No. 14 Cyclones advanced to the Class 2A Region 7 Finals with a 3-1 win over SH with scores of: 25-21, 29-31, 25-18, 25-13.
Summer workouts were a little different this year for South Hardin's Alex Hassan.
Early in the first set a switch turned on and the momentum started to swing in South Hardin’s favor.
Even though Friday night was the last game of the regular season, it had more of a playoff atmosphere.