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Volleyball preview: Barnum Bombers

Barnum lost six starters from its 2018 squad; team opens Aug. 27 at East Central

Head coach: Corina Newman

Assistant coaches: Jill Litfin, Jimmy Calhoun

Returning starters: Olivia Bolgenholm, Rece Miletich, Kendall Miletich, Brooke Dorn, Dana Weets

New faces to watch: Lacie O'Leary

Team strengths: Hitting, jumping, serves

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Biggest challenge: The team lacks experience, and needs to work on its communication and passing, Newman said.

Coach's assessment: "We're going to struggle at the beginning, but as the season progresses, we should get better and better," Newman said. "Our objective is to be playing our best at the end of the season."

Related Topics: VOLLEYBALL
Jamey Malcomb has a been high school sports reporter for the Duluth News Tribune since October 2021. He spent the previous six years covering news and sports for the Lake County News-Chronicle in Two Harbors and the Cloquet Pine Journal. He graduated from the George Washington University in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in history and literature and also holds a master's degree in secondary English education from George Mason University.
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