Four Volleyball Horsham athletes will leave for Canberra in two weeks time, representing Victoria at the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships.
The under 19 White team will include Laelah Robertson and Tamikah Dockrill. Tamikah will play a vital role through the middle, while Laelah's smart hitting will ensure that she is an asset to the team.
Cleo Baker will represent Victoria in the under 17 White Team in her position as a pass hitter. This will be Cleo's fourth appearance at the AJVC, proving why she plays a key role in the team.
John Kearns will return in the blue and white as a setter/pass hitter for the under 17 Gold team. John's strong leadership skills will be a benefit to the team when the complete in Canberra. Local coaches Shaun Bray and Delaney Wills are attending the AJVC for the first time, leading the under 17 Gold Team.
Last night saw the return of two Volleyball Horsham Legends in Matthew Berry and Andrew Trigg. Matthew took to the court as the setter for Heidelberg in A Grade while Andrew stepped up for the Von Steiger Shadows in the B Grade competition.
In round 7 of the A Grade competition, Shados Inala added another win to remain undefeated for season against a young Murtoa side.
Heidelberg returned after a week off, to take the win over the Phantoms 3-1. Veteran Tim Popple led the way for the Phantoms in what was a close contest all night. With some solid hitting from Jon Fitzgerald through the middle and smart setting from Nathan Berry, the Phantoms took the first set 25-23. Heidelberg didnt back down, with strong defending from Tim Carter to come back and take the second set 25-23. With consistent setting from Matthew Berry, he was able to connect well with Tamikah Dockrill through the middle. Heidelberg held their own, winning the final two sets 25-23.
The B Grade competition saw the Von Steiger Bloods add another win to the season, upsetting Murtoa 2-1. Pat Pignataro stepped up for the Von Steiger Bloods to help get them over the line, while Bailey Logan again led the way for Murtoa.
CHS Group returned to the winners list this week, take a 3-0 win over Heidelberg. Doug Grining was vital in the win for CHS, while Sam Peachey and Caleb Smith were strong for Heidelberg.
The Waterhammers continued their winning streak, defeating the Von Steiger Barbarians 2-1. Matt Jolly was strong for the Waterhammers as was James Forss assisting in getting them over the line. Jade Saligari controlled the back court for the Barbarians.
Young gun Joey Nagorcka led the Phantoms Masters to another win over the Von Steiger Shadows winning 3-0 3-0, while Rohan Sanders stepped up for the Shadows.
A close fought match between the Von Steiger Savages and Von Steiger X-Man saw the Savages win 2-1. Darcy Wills was strong for the Savages to get them over the line while Jeremiah Leonforte stepped up for the X-Men.