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Sunday, October 1, 2006

Volley boy

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The Holliston High School girls' volleyball team, a perennial Tri-Valley League doormat, has reeled off a string of victories in its best start in recent memory. But that's not the only reason the team is drawing attention.

The Panthers have gone co ed. Dan Drebing, a 5-foot-10-inch senior, the captain and goalie for the school's lacrosse team, joined the squad this season, a move that has provoked some grumbling among Tri-Valley League coaches. Drebing and his teammates are taking it all in stride.

``The toughest part is the girls cheering or screaming on the bus after winning away games," said Drebing, a substitute who is still learning the sport.

Read more about Drebing and the debate over boys on girls' teams (and vice versa) in today's Globe West.

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