By: Kindra Sarver
The annual Adopt-a-Family volleyball tournament will take place on December 21. This event is a time when students are dismissed from class to watch, or play, competitive volleyball. The only way it can take place is if we have enough teams to participate, ten teams being the minimum.
Senior Anthony Jarvis said, “This volleyball tournament is something I have looked forward to every year.”
Teams must consist of 6-9 players. The only students not able to participate are ones in ISS that day. Groups are able to create their own school appropriate team name. Crazy matching outfits have been a popular choice every year. Last year we saw warp suits, neon colors, and superhero themed outfits.
In order to partake in this event, whether it be playing or watching, you must pay $1 or bring a canned food items. The proceeds go to the Adopt-A-Family foundation.
This is a great opportunity for clubs to advertise themselves. Encourage your club to gather a team and partake in the tournament.
Referees and line judges will be players of Ripley High’s volleyball team. The rules will be standard volleyball guidelines.
Senior Cassidy Craddock said, “Refing the game can be very stressful and intense. It is still fun, but some players really get into the game. I referee because the volleyball rules are not just common knowledge. If you play you know all the rules, so it is convenient for the players to line judge and referee.”