The Eighth Annual NHS Volleyball Tournament took place on Thursday, January 26th in the high school gym. The staff and students joined on the court on a cold mid-winter day to play one of the island’s most iconic summertime pastimes. The game plays a little differently on the sand, as the inside court is hard and that proved to be a challenge for some of the teams. Many of the students who participated do not play for the NHS volleyball team, but loved the idea of a little friendly competition.
Mrs. Davidson, NHS P.E. teacher, has been organizing the Volleyball Tournament for the last several years, and it is an event that everyone looks forward to in the winter.
Mrs. Elizabeth Reinemo’s homeroom, also known as “Room 102 Fam,” decided that this would be a fun homeroom activity. Senior KD Tornovish, who is in Room 102 Fam, said, “Mrs. Reinemo threw the tournament upon us last minute, and we thought she was kidding - but here we are. With that said, I am very happy she signed us up because it was super fun, and I got to have lots of fun with my homeroom.” Even though Tornovish’s team did not clinch the winner's ribbon, they had a blast.
This year's tournament lacked in lower classmen participation, leaving many of the teams with just juniors, seniors, and staff. Some lucky teams were privileged to have players from the Volleyball Team, giving them some know-how on the court. Senior Captain Kristy Ringer said that her team came in ready to win. After being asked what her team’s strategy was, she responded, “hit every ball over and make our serves.” While that sounds simple, it was tough for the competition. Team “The Big Digs” brought field hockey and basketball coach Lori Moran and her daughter, Cassie Moran, to the court, giving them leeway for the Big W.
Overall, the Eighth Annual Volleyball Tournament was a big success. Now, everyone is looking ahead to Badminton Mania.