They have a competitive tradition to uphold.
The Haverhill High girls volleyball team was among several Hillie teams which won Merrimack Valley Conference titles last year.
This year, the team is aiming high again.
Coach Bill Kaste has his team working hard at practice, doing endurance and skill work designed to carry the girls through tough games.
Other Hillie teams winning conference titles in the 2012-1013 school year were: Girls soccer, golf, boys basketball and girls lacrosse.