This year’s Rimrock Alumni Volleyball Tournament, which was held Sunday at Crook County High School, was dominated by Rimrock teams.
Historically the tournament, which features local high school club teams as well as teams made up of former Rimrock Volleyball Club players, has 16 or more teams compete, with teams of alumni players frequently reaching the finals.
This year, attendance was down, with just 14 teams in the tournament, including only three teams of alumni.
Still, tournament organizer and Crook County High School head coach Rosie Honl, who is also the Rimrock Club director, was pleased with how the tournament went.
“We didn’t have as many alumni teams as some of the past tournaments,” She said. “I think part of that was what day it was on, but we still had three alumni teams, and it was great to see two Rimrock teams play each other in the finals.”
The Rimrock 18s National team lost just two sets the entire day as they went on to win the tournament. However, that doesn’t mean that their win was easy. After sneaking by a team of alumni players, the Rimrock 18s Black gave the National team all they could handle.
The 18s Black team managed to split with the Rimrock National team in pool play. The Rimrock National team easily took the first set, then lost a close set to the Rimrock Black team in the second set of pool play.