Like any good teacher, Matt Johnson gave his students a series of challenges to help prepare them for the final exam.
One of the strengths of Pahranagat Valley's girls volleyball team this season is its ability to close out sets with a flourish. But it was the Panthers' inability to polish off Smith Valley that cost them Saturday.
Coronado's girls volleyball team has been the best in Division I for the past two years. On Saturday, they'll try to run that streak to three.
Faith Lutheran's volleyball team came out with some jitters Friday night. Though from the final score, it was hard to tell.
Pahranagat Valley's girls volleyball team seems to live in the state championship match. On Friday, the Panthers made sure they wouldn't have to give up residence.
Shadow Ridge girls volleyball coach Karissa Guthrie doesn't believe in the term "rebuilding."
Follow the link for postseason girls volleyball honors, as selected by coaches. All-league, all-region and all-state teams will be posted as they are received.
Vashti Cunningham had 14 kills Monday, and Bishop Gorman's girls volleyball team rallied for a 24-26, 25-21, 25-14, 25-16 victory over Foothill at Chaparral to earn the final berth in the Division I state tournament.
Schedules and scores for the state volleyball tournaments.
The White Pine girls volleyball team was missing starting senior middle blocker Debra Kingston heading into the Division III Southern League semifinals. Fortunately for the Bobcats, senior outside hitter Ashlyn Huntington was still in the starting lineup.
Coronado's girls volleyball team wasn't pleased with its energy level in its Sunrise Region semifinal sweep of Green Valley on Thursday. The Cougars made sure they didn't have the same issue Friday.
Whittnee Nihipali is only a sophomore. But the Shadow Ridge outside hitter played like a veteran Friday.
Faith Lutheran setter Megan Kronschnabel already had been a part of two Division I-A Southern Region title-winning teams prior to Friday's matchup with Sierra Vista. The third one she got against the Mountain Lions meant more than the first two.
Shadow Ridge's Karissa Guthrie doesn't need to coach during volleyball matches. For her, coaching is taken care of during practices, where she goes over rotations, tendencies and discipline on the court.