Whoa baby! AGWSR coach announces pregnancy before team rallies

AGWSR’s Alyssa Hames (11) blocks the attack of Clarksville’s Mallory Hoodjer during the Class 1A regional opener between the two teams. The Cougars took the match in five sets after falling into a two-set deficit. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

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 full story appears in the Oct. 24 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.