The Knoxville Volleyball squad started practice yesterday, looking for a breakthrough season. The Panthers finished 17-15 in 2018 and won their second straight South Central Conference title. Nearly all of the players from last season will return including Katie Keitges, who led the team with 320 kills while Marley McKay returns leading the team in assists last season with 633. On defense, Maggie Wilkins is back with 433 digs. The Panthers were one of the best teams in serve efficiency last season ranking second overall in class 4A 941. Knoxville gets its season underway August 26th hosting a quad with Carlisle Oskaloosa, and Ottumwa.