Volleyball

Trinity Valley Chargers win inaugural Knights Classic

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The Trinity Valley Chargers saved the best for last at the inaugural Knights Classic middle school volleyball tournament at St. Bernard’s on Friday and Saturday.

Trailing by a set in the championship game to Fortuna, the same team that had beaten them earlier in tournament play, the young Trinity Valley girls dug deep and took the final two sets to win the tournament.

“We played horrible when we played them the first time and we really wanted to show what we could do,” Chargers head coach Shelly Barella said. “And they did. They really pulled it together.”

Trinity Valley’s Maggie Morris was named tourney MVP, while teammates Abby McCullough and Taelyr Tracy were each named to the all-tournament team.

“She played amazing. She was literally everywhere,” Barella said of Morris, adding that McCullough “has the potential to play college volleyball.”

Setter Marly Tracy also “played her heart out,” according to the coach.

The team also featured Kimi Wagenfuhr, Rayn Allen, Bailee Rinesmith, Vicky Nelson and sixth grader Crystal Price.

According to the coach, the team chemistry played a big role in winning the tournament championship.

“What impressed me was their ability to read each other,” she said. “They have really great chemistry.”

With the win, the Chargers are now 11-2 on the season.

Categories: Volleyball, Youth sports

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