Posted Date: 02/10/2021
he 2020 Mansfield senior high volleyball team treated themselves to the ultimate prize this past Halloween. On October 31 at the class 2A State Volleyball Tournament in Hot Springs, the Lady Tigers took down conference rival Lavaca in straight sets to win Mansfield’s newest state title.
With Valentine’s Day arriving soon, the team will celebrate another holiday of sorts. Players and coaches will receive their state rings in the presence of family, friends, and fans in a ceremony three days prior to the holiday of love.
The ring presentation will take place at halftime of the Mansfield hosted junior high basketball game on Thursday, February 11. The approximate time schedule will be 6:30 PM.
Each individual member of the state championship team will be announced at the ceremony. Also involved will be some of the corporate sponsors and individual donors that contributed to the fundraising efforts to pay for the symbols of success.
Representatives of West Fraser Mansfield Sawmill, Today’s Bank, Farmer’s Bank, and the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce will assist in the distribution of rings as part of the corporate sponsor list. Other businesses that made contributions to the championship drive include Duck’s Body Shop, Owen Smith Trading Company Incorporated, Davis Iron and Metal, Davis Structural Steel, Custom Equipment Company, Captain J’s Seafood, 71 Express, and Walters, Gaston, Allison & Parker Law Firm.
Mansfield Superintendent Joe Staton, Principal Donnie Eveld, and Co-Athletic Director John Mackey will also be among the dignitaries present.
Mansfield Head Volleyball Coach Kaylie Pyles announced that there will be a restricted reception for the players and staff prior to the game at 5:15 PM in the MHS cafeteria. Due to Covid protocols, this meet and mingle time will only be open to invited guests with “Reception Vouchers”.
Some small refreshments and a highlight video featuring the players’ successful season will be part of this pre-game show.
Attendees are reminded that masks and social distancing must be strictly adhered to while in the Mansfield facilities. Those wishing to watch the actually ring presentation in the gymnasium must purchase a basketball game ticket. Those tickets should be readily available on the night of the game as Mansfield’s gymnasium even with restricted seating is large enough to accommodate most crowds.
Because this particular basketball competition will be part of the 2A-4 Junior High Conference Tournament, fans are reminded of the limitations imposed on local passes. No local or student discount passes will be accepted at the gate during post-season play. All tickets for game admission will be $5. AAA passes and senior citizen passes will still be honored.