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While Bill Hamiter is in London with the United States sitting volleyball team at the Paralympic Games, Chargers have started high school season strong.
by Scott Wright Published: August 28, 2012

In addition to upsetting then-No. 1 Cascia Hall in the finals of the Commandos' own tournament, the Chargers have wins over Christian Heritage, Bishop McGuinness, Westmoore and Mount St. Mary. They were scheduled to face Class 5A's No. 2 team, Tulsa Washington, on the road Tuesday night.

Hamiter guided the Chargers to three state titles before stepping down to focus on the national program, which he has been a part of since 2001. He returned to Heritage Hall last season.

“He definitely has a history at Heritage Hall,” Cloud said. “He brings a very comfortable aspect to the floor, and that's been very helpful with the younger players.”

And Dobson has worked hard to keep the team's focus positive during Hamiter's absence. He'll return in mid-September as the team is gearing up for the postseason.

“We've encouraged the players to see it as a benefit,” said Dobson, who is in her fourth year with the team. “We have different coaching styles, but the girls are still working just as hard, and they're staying positive.”

by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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