Hornets open volleyball season Thursday


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Volleyball season is here!

The Chelsea Hornets varsity squad, which is ranked No. 4 in the initial Class 6A state poll, will open play this weekend with matches on Thursday and Saturday.

The Hornets will take on Vestavia Hills on Thursday in a match beginning at 5 p.m. at Chelsea High School.

Chelsea will continue play on Saturday with a round-robin quad match featuring teams from Benjamin Russell, Hueytown, and Pell City.

The Hornets will take the court in their first games under new head coach Jamie Gill. Gill returns to the Hornets after having previously served as head coach once before.