State volleyball playoffs begin Saturday

Contributed Photo: The Pima volleyball team will head out of town today in preparation for its first-round playoff match.

Pima and other local teams head out to volleyball playoffs

By Jon Johnson

The state volleyball playoffs begin in earnest on Saturday in the Valley area. 

On Friday, the No. 5 Pima volleyball team (10-0 region, 10-1 conference, 21-9 overall) will head out of town at 2:30 p.m. to travel to Glendale. The Roughriders will take on No. 12 Kingman Academy (6-4 region, 7-4 conference, 19-7 overall) at Mountain Ridge High School at 22800 N. 67th Ave. in Glendale on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. 

Contributed Photo: The Thatcher volleyball team will take on the Odyssey Institute in its opening-round game on Saturday.

No. 11 Morenci (8-2 region, 10-3 conference, 14-5 overall) will also play at Mountain Ridge High School on Saturday, taking on No. 6 Veritas Prep (4-2 region, 12-4 conference, 14-5 overall), starting at 1 p.m. 

In 3A action, No. 3 Thatcher (10-0 region, 15-1 conference, 26-6 overall) will face No. 14 Odyssey Institute on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. at Marcos de Niza High School at 6000 S. Lakeshore Dr. in Tempe.   

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