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Rimrock Volleyball Club fares well at Reno tourney

Rimrock 16's take home individual trophies at the Volleyball Festival

by: contributed photo - The Rimrock 16's Volleyball Club pose with the individual trophies they won at the Volleyball Festival in Reno.

Approximately 10,000 athletes and 1,500 coaches converged on Reno, Nev., on June 23 for the Volleyball Festival, including four teams from the local Rimrock Volleyball Club.
   The Rimrock 12's finished the highest of the four teams, taking 20th after losing on the first day to a team from Puerto Rico.
   The Rimrock 16's also fared well, as they took their bracket on June 23, earning individual trophies. The team would finish in 75th place out of 214 teams in their division.
   The 16's played a total of 17 games at the festival, which, according to 14's coach Rosie Honl, is more games than they play in a regular high school season.
   The Rimrock 17's finished high as well, taking 24th place out of 94 teams, while the Rimrock 14's finished in 89th place out of 163 teams. The 17's also played quite a number of games, playing 16 total.
   Honl added that after each match, players would exchange gifts. From Puerto Rico, Rimrock players received replica coquil's, an indigenous frog of the island.
   This was the final tournament for the Rimrock Volleyball Club, which is made up of players from Prineville, Bend, Sisters, Redmond, Madras, Culver, and La Pine.
   Team camp for the Crook County High School players starts on July 27-30, while Cowgirl Camp, which is open to players in middle school through high school, runs from August 8-11.
   For more information about Rimrock, log on at www.rimrockvbc.com. For more information on the volleyball camps, call Rosie Honl at 416-1048.