Montabella’s Ball aims to stay on the volleyball court

By Chip Burch • Last Updated 10:36 am on Friday, September 14, 2012

Montabella’s Allie Ball makes an attack during Thursday’s match against Evart. — Daily News/Chip Burch

BLANCHARD — The three sports seasons of the previous school year were hard on Montabella’s Allie Ball.

That’s because she was injured in every season, and was unable to finish any of them.

Ball feels like she’s healthy now, although she is playing volleyball this year with a sprained ankle.

Last year “wasn’t fun at all,” Ball said.

“I hated it,” she said. “I’d go to practices and sit there and ice my knee because I hurt my knee and ankle last year. I cried a lot. It’s hard not to finish a season.”

In volleyball season last year, Ball broke her wrist. She now tapes her wrist before playing.

When the winter basketball season came around, she had a knee injury that sidelined her for the season. In softball this past spring she contracted mononucleosis.

Ball said she’s not doing anything different to try to stay healthy for an entire season.

“I don’t know if it’s really staying healthy,” she said. “My bones, they are weak and I wear ankle braces now and wrap my wrist.”

Last week she twisted her ankle, but “I’m going to play,” Ball said. “I haven’t missed a game this year. But I’m still hurting myself, just not as bad.”

It’s Ball’s goal to try to make it through an entire season seeing as how this is her senior year of high school.

“It’s my senior year so I hope I can finish all my seasons this year,” Ball said.

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