Young girls from across Graham got the chance to sharpen their volleyball skills at the Lady Blues volleyball camp.

Athletes from fourth to ninth grade attended the three-day camp and worked on fundamental volleyball skills including passing, setting and hitting. They also played games that allowed them to practice everything they had learned.

The camp provided the high school and the junior high coaches a chance to meet and coach their future athletes. Marci Faulk, who took the head coaching job in late June, hadn't been able to officially coach the Graham athletes due to offseason rules.

Faulk had met some of the girls at open gyms and other volleyball camps during the summer. However, she saw many new faces which, she said, made the camp that much more important.

“It's a way for us to see them, know them,” Faulk said. “They to get to know us, our personalities, our coaching styles.”

Freshman Izzy Maberry enjoyed getting to play games, especially “Queen of the Court,” where each team of three tries to stay in the queen's court the longest.

Read the entire story in this weekend's Graham Leader.