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October 31, 2006 > First Annual Middle School/Junior High School Volley Fest a Smashing Hit

First Annual Middle School/Junior High School Volley Fest a Smashing Hit

by Biff Jones

On Saturday, October 21, eight middle school/junior high girl’s volleyball teams competed in a Volley Fest (tournament) in James Logan High School's Pavilion. †Each match was hotly contested, but at the end of the day, Alvarado Middle School prevailed over Holy Spirit CYO's 8th grade team to win the Gold Division (23-25, 25-21, 15-11). Newark JHS defeated Bernard-White Middle School to win the Silver Division.

This all-day event, conceived by Logan HS girl’s volleyball coach Danielle Anderson to encourage and inspire novice volleyball players and to raise funds for the high school volleyball program, appeared to be a hit.  Family and friends enthusiastically cheered on their teams throughout the day.  The entire Logan Varsity girl’s team (with help from Parent Boosters) helped set-up the courts, staff a snack booth and volleyball logo sales table, refereed matches, and tallied scores.† Emphasis was placed on good sportsmanship and players were encouraged to try out for the Logan Colt’s Club Volleyball Team (Under-14 & Under-16 teams) open try-outs on Saturday, November 18, 3-6 p.m. in the Logan HS Pavilion (James Logan High School, 1800 H Street, Union City).  Contact:  James Logan High School, Girl’s Varsity Coach, Danielle Anderson, E-mail: .

Participating Teams in the Volley Fest:
Alvarado Middle School Cougars (Coach Veronica Moreno) 1st place, Gold Div.†
Bernard-White Middle School Broncos (Coach Jennifer Vijeh) 2nd place, Silver Div.
Holy Spirit CYO Spartans, 2 teams (7th grade coach Chris Brown; 8th grade coaches Diana Harrison and Teresa Scully) 2nd place, Gold Div. 8th grade team
Hopkins JHS Hawks (Coach Cliff Olson)
Horner JHS Hornets (Coach Stephanie Ruzicka)
Newark JHS Cougars (Coach Brian Hanson) 1st place, Silver Div.
Thornton JHS Thunderbolts (Coach Eric Cruzada)

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