Juniors win volleyball contest

Grandview High School senior Schuyker Omta connects with the ball in the battle on the volleyball court against the freshmen.

Photo by Jennie McGhan
Grandview High School senior Schuyker Omta connects with the ball in the battle on the volleyball court against the freshmen.



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Senior Anthony Gonzalez sets the ball for a teammate to spike as Julian Marquez plays backup.

A longstanding homecoming tradition at many Lower Yakima Valley high schools, Macho Man Volleyball, played out on the Grandview High School hardwood on Monday.

The junior class, class of 2020, won bragging rights in the competition between the classes.

The evening started with a rousing two-set match between the seniors, class of 2019, and the freshman, class of 2022.

The upperclassmen won 25-12, 25-13 to earn a spot in the bid for the 2018 homecoming title.

The juniors played the sophomores, class of 2021, and won in two sets, 25-12, 25-20.

The title was to be decided between the seniors and juniors.

The seniors, however, lost their cool and weren’t a cohesive unit, according to one fan.

They fell to the juniors 25-17, 25-21.

Tonight, the girls have a chance to rectify the matter in the traditional powder puff game.

Last year’s winner was the current junior class, which hopes to retain its title.

The current seniors lost to the class of 2020 after a Kansas City tiebreaker.

The class of 2019 is hoping to avenge that loss.

The action at Rich Leenhouts Stadium begins at 7 p.m.



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