This season, nine area volleyball teams advanced to state. Results ranged from championships to quick exits, so check out the wrap-ups below for more detailed looks at how each team’s state trip unfolded.
Sunlight sparkled through the wide windows at Thunder Ridge's main gym, where the Titans were warming up for a Thursday practice, preparing to take on Timberline at the 5A state tournament on Friday. Players took turns practicing kills. Balls bounced left and right. The defending champs seem…
State volleyball is about to kick into full swing, and there are several storylines to follow. Our area includes seven teams headed to state tournaments, from Thunder Ridge to Mackay, which means it’s time to break down teams, their opponents and how they figure to fare.
There was a time, around a year ago to the date, when Thunder Ridge represented new challengers to the 5A field. The Titans’ school had existed for less than two years, so even though their volleyball program had secured a state appearance, the team was more underdog than favorite.