AHS Prepares For Another Trip to State


Arrowhead head coach Shane Reid talks with players during a time out in the WIAA sectional final against Homestead on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.

Arrowhead Boys Varsity Volleyball made it to the quarterfinals in 2014, coming two games away from the state championship. Their road to state ended on November 14, 2014, when the team lost to Appleton North, 15-10, at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee.

The new high school volleyball season started on August 27, 2015 with the team’s first practice. Practices are held in Arrowhead’s West Gym daily after school from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Since the 27th of August, the team’s record is 1-3 for match play. This includes 1-0 in conference, 0-2 in tournaments, and 0-1 in nonconference matchups.

The next upcoming games are on Thursday, September 24th and Saturday, September 26th. On Thursday, the team will be facing conference rival, Mukwonago High School, at Mukwonago starting at 7:00 pm. On the following Saturday, the team heads all the way to Kaukauna, Wisconsin, which is approximately 20 miles outside of Green Bay. There, they will play in the Kaukauna High School Invite at 9:00 am.

AHS Boys Varsity Volleyball coach, Shane Reid, says he expects his varsity players to contribute while competing.

“On the court, I hope to see each of our players giving it everything they got to contribute to success,” Reid says. “As for getting to state, we must train, really put in the work, and be efficient together as a team. Training hard is a must and you can’t just put it all together the night of.”


Reid says he is working with a diverse group of players with only seven returning players on the team. These returning players consist of juniors, Zach Nielson and Evan Waltz, as well as returning seniors, Mannix Carroll, Ryan Korom, Mitchell Pralle, Riley Voss, and Asher Wiskow. The new varsity recruits are juniors Connor Bergersen, Nick Bugliosi, Tyler Haessly, and Tanner Williams, and one sophomore, Jeremy Kirch.

Tyler Haessly, one of the new varsity players this year, says, “Being a new varsity player gives me the feeling of determination or drive. I have something to prove more so than returning players, so I believe I’m obligated to do more and be more.”

The team’s road to state is different this year with new acquired players.

“Our team has a long season ahead of us and state is the big question,” Haessly says, “To be better than last year we need focus and commitment to the end of the season.”

“Right now it’s about building up to state and keeping diligent to our training. When the time comes, we’ll be ready to take on any school we face on the way,” Haessly adds.

“All we need to do more of, is work.”