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THE GRIND: Pinecrest Academy's Denkman leads Paladins to playoffs
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Denkman was determined to make a statement this season after missing half of last season with shoulder and wrist injuries. - photo by Micah Green
The biggest hurdle for Pinecrest Academy volleyball in recent seasons has been its silence on the court, so on this October afternoon at practice, Keely Denkman counted the loudest as her group pumped out 10 push-ups. "Do’em together," she shouted. "One, two, three …" Their punishment complete, the Lady Paladins split into two teams for an intra-squad scrimmage.