#Caleb Strong

YHS spikers keep it “in the family” for their cancer awareness fundraiser

Addie Wimmer drives the ball past a pair of OKC Storm defenders in the Millerettes five-set win. (Photo by Chuck Reherman)

By Chuck Reherman
Sports Editor
Keeping it “in the family.”
When Yukon’s volleyball team was trying to decide their fundraising project for cancer awareness, the Millerettes didn’t have to look very far.
The Millerettes choice was to keep it in the family, choosing Yukon alum Caleb Davis to help.
Davis, who sister Faith plays for the Millerette freshmen team, was diagnosed with cancer recently and is under going treatments. Davis played football and baseball for the Millers and graduated in 2016. He is currently a senior at Oklahoma City University, were he had played baseball for the past three years.
The Millerettes will host Moore in a Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference match, with the varsity set for a 6 p.m. start. The freshman (4 p.m.) and JV (5 p.m.) will play before.
“We usually do a gold out (picking a child with cancer to raise money for), but this year we are doing a #Caleb Strong fundraiser,” Millerette head coach Rachel Allred said. “All proceeds from our concessions and T-shirt sales we are doing it for Caleb.
“We will be wearing purple, which is the universal color for cancer and that will be our theme for the night,” she said. “We want to encourage everyone to come out and support this worthy cause and help us raise money for the Caleb as he fights to beat cancer.”
It will be the second time the Millerettes have faced Moore. YHS beat the Lady Lions in four sets in the Norman Tournament the first week of the season and will be looking to make it a sweep of the Lady Lions.
“We have seen Moore, but not with the line-up we have now,” Allred said. “We will see the same thing from them and will know how to adjust.
“It will be a more emotional game and home game so there will be a little more focus and impact on the match,” she said. “It can help or hurt us knowing we have played them before. But, we have a different line-up and the fact that it is a conference game will have us more focused.”
The Millerettes come in after winning in four sets of Piedmont late last week. The Millerettes won the match 25-16, 27-25, 14-25 and 25-11.
“The match with Piedmont was good except for the third set, we just fell apart in that one,” Allred said. “But, we came back and won like we should have all along in the fourth set.
“Thing just got a little crazy in that third set,” she said. “Our serve was off, hitting was off, everything was off.
Addie Wimmer led the team in kills with 15, Kaylee Coleman had five and Bri Worth four. Katie Clark had six kills and Worth four.