Whoa baby! AGWSR coach announces pregnancy before team rallies

Clarksville’s Katie Stirling (3) and Emily Wedeking go up for a block on a tip by AGWSR’s Natalie Gerstein in the Class 1A Region 4 match at Clarksville on Tuesday, Oct. 16. (Kristi Nixon photo)

CLARKSVILLE – AGWSR co-head coach Stacy Drake had double the reason for celebrating on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

The day she announced to everyone her first pregnancy, her volleyball team rallied from a 2-0 set deficit against Clarksville to win the Class 1A Region 4 opener at Clarksville, 3-2.

“It’s been an interesting day,” Drake said. “I announced that I’m pregnant, I think the girls used that excitement a little bit, too, throughout the day.”

The Indians led in the opener 24-18 and nearly let that won slip away before taking it by a 26-24 score. An ace serve by Makenzie Bloker completed the Clarksville comeback in the second set in which the home team trailed 21-16 for the 25-23 final before AGWSR came back with 25-20, 25-21, 15-11 wins to end it.

The full story appears in the Oct. 25 print edition of the Clarksville Star.