Brooke Entenmann of Andrew Jackson Middle School goes up for the spike Monday night against Dunbar at the Civic Center Showcase. Andrew Jackson win in two games.
The Civic Center Volleyball Showcase begins in earnest today with high school matches running through Thursday. The event got underway Monday with middle school matches.
Kanawha Valley schools participating include Riverside, Buffalo, Herbert Hoover, Capital, Charleston Catholic, South Charleston, Sissonville, George Washington, Winfield, Nitro and St. Albans. GW is the defending state champion in Class AAA.
Other top teams include Williamstown, the Class A defending state champion, Ritchie County, last year's state runner-up in AA, and Tyler Consolidated, the state runner-up in Class A last season.
Buffalo and Riverside compete today while Herbert Hoover, Capital, Charleston Catholic and South Charleston play Wednesday. On Thursday, Sissonville, GW, Winfield, Nitro and St. Albans take the floor.
There will be tri-matches beginning each day at 6 p.m. on four different courts on the Civic Center main floor, which is also the site of the state tournament in November.
Civic Center Volleyball Showcase
At Charleston Civic Center
Matches begin at 6 p.m.
Court 1: Philip Barbour, Spring Valley, Greenbrier East
Court 2: Ritchie County, Cabell Midland, Riverside
Court 3: Tyler Consolidated, Roane County, Buffalo
Court 4: Princeton, Robert C. Byrd, Williamstown
Court 1: Lewis County, Summers County, Herbert Hoover
Court 2: Doddridge County, Independence, Capital
Court 3: Greenbrier West, Clay County, Charleston Catholic
Court 4: Mingo Central, Parkersburg Catholic, South Charleston
Court 1: Wirt County, Nicholas County, Sissonville
Court 2: Parkersburg, George Washington, Woodrow Wilson
Court 3: Magnolia, Huntington, Winfield
Court 4: Ripley, Nitro, St. Albans