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Bump. Set. Made It to State!

A previous game photo of Junior Sialik King blocking Glenview's power hitter during the Lady Eagles' home game against the Glenview Mustangs on September 21.

The Salt River High School volleyball program spiked the Community’s interest this year.

Both the varsity and junior high volleyball teams put in hard work and found themselves on the court playing in the quarterfinals of the 2017 State Tournament at various Valley gyms.

The SRHS varsity volleyball team’s overall record was 10-6, and it was seeded 10th in the state tournament. The junior high team went into the state tournament seeded 12th. Both teams made it to the quarterfinals. On October 24, the varsity team fell short to Tri-City Christian. Three days earlier, the JH team fell short to Sequoia Pathway Academy.

“I’m so proud of what the varsity girls volleyball team was able to accomplish this year,” varsity coach Kyronna Roanhorse said. “They all worked their hardest, both on and off the court, to make it to the level they did this season, a level only a few teams in the CAA can boast. I’m looking forward to seeing these young ladies in the off-season play some club volleyball and always improving skill work needed for next year.”

Athletic Director Brandon Tauscher said the volleyball programs have taken a “big step forward” this season.

“Both teams made runs into the playoffs that were unprecedented in years past,” he said. “With the in-season and off-season work put in by the coaching staff, we know without a doubt we will improve, but the level of improvement this past year was fun to watch. It’s safe to say we are all looking forward to getting better in the off-season and seeing how far we can take the program.”

Salt River Junior High School Volleyball

Head Coach: Deb Mills
Assistant Coach: Kim Belone

Junior High Volleyball Division 2 State Tournament Results:
Play – In Game
Salt River Junior High School, 2
Calibre Academy, 0

Quarterfinals
Salt River Junior High School, 0
Sequoia Pathway Academy, 2

Salt River High School Varsity Volleyball

Head Coach: Kyronna Roanhorse
Assistant Coach: Lata Sitake

Varsity Volleyball Division 1 State Tournament Results:
Play – In Game
Salt River High School, 3
Tri-City Christian, 1

Quarterfinals
Salt River High School, 1
Jefferson Prep, 3