CARRIER MILLS -- Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School students recently competed in their second PBIS Event of the year.
Homeroom Challenge No. 2: The Volleyball Tournament took place the week of Oct. 19.
Those students who completed all of their work from Sept. 28 through Oct. 16 were allowed to sign up to play in the volleyball tournament. Each class had a team that competed in the round robin tournament.
In Game 1, it was the freshman team, Manier's White Knights, versus the senior team, Mathews' Mighty Marvels. Both teams started off slow, with the first six points coming from unforced errors by both teams. The seniors pulled out a 12-10 victory and advanced to the championship game.
In game 2, it was Craig's Crazies, the junior class, against Klope's Fighting Illini, the sophomore class. The Fighting Illini upset the defending champs with a 12-10 victory over Craig's Crazies. Sophomore Anniston Zertuche served four straight points for her team to take a 7-3 lead early on. The junior class pulled to within one point at 10-11 before Kaylee Horn served up an ace for the win.
In the Consolation Championship, Manier's White Knights defeated Craig's Crazies 15-11 to claim the Consolation Championship Belt. Freshmen Lane Boaz started off the game with three straight points, and his teammates Kaylee Smith and Honey Rose finished off the win by scoring three of the game's final four points.
Members of Manier's White Knights were Kaden Shaw, Honey Rose, Macie Zertuche, Ty Sumner, Kaylee Smith, Laney Rister and Lane Boaz.
In the Championship Game, it was Klope's Fighting Illini (sophomore class) versus Mathews' Mighty Marvels (senior class). Sophomore Abbi Musgraves started off the game with two straight serving points. After a nice save and a spike by sophomore Robbi Hadley, the lead had grown to 6-1. Seniors Jade Hill and Jeremy Choat had two straight spikes to close the lead to 7-3, before Anna Sturgill served up three straight aces to help extend their lead. After a nice save from sophomore Blain Betz, Klope's Fighting Illini were able to put the game away for a 15-7 victory.
Coach Klope was presented with the Victory is Ours trophy and the sophomore team was presented with the championship belts. After two PBIS Events, the sophomore class is in first lace with 18 points, the junior class is in second place with 14 points, and the freshmen and seniors are tied for third place with 12 points each. The class with the most points at the end of April will win a pizza party.
Members of Klope's Fighting Illini were Blain Betz, Caleb Roski, Robbie Hadley, Anna Sturgill, Abbi Musgraves, Kaylee Horn, Anniston Zertuche, Gavin Bradley and Zoe Threlkeld.