JOHN DAY - Local volleyball teams had mixed results in the 10-team Grant Union High School junior varsity tournament on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The squads were divided into two five-team pools for the tournament, with the winner of each pool receiving a trophy.

Each team played two games against every other team in their separate pools, with trophies being awarded to the pool winners.

Each game was to 25 points, with a 40-minute time limit for the two games.

Monument-Dayville emerged as the big winner among the local teams winning the B pool with an 8-0 record.

The Tigers were 25-9, 25-9 winners over the Grant Union Red team in the opening round and took a pair of games from the Grant Union White squad in the second round. No scores were available for the second match.

The Burns C team went down 25-11, 25-14 in the third round and Monument-Dayville finished up with a 25-12, 25-8 win over Central Christian in its final match of the day.

Prairie City placed second in the A pool, topping Long Creek 25-14, 25-14 in the opening round.

Brittany Reid led the Panthers with five kills in the opening round match.

In the second round, the Panthers split with the Grant Union black squad, dropping the first game 25-14 before coming back with a 25-10 victory. Amanda Rockhill had eight kills for Prairie City, and teammate Lindy Black scored seven points.

Prairie City split with Spray in the third round, winning the first game 26-24 before dropping the second 24-21 when the match was called on time.

Dani Smith scored six points against Spray and Rockhill had five.

In the final match against the Burns junior varsity, Prairie City lost both games 25-15, 25-19.

"They have a really strong program at Burns and I think they finished 8-0 and won the A pool championship," Prairie City coach Eva Saul said.

Black had four kills and Rockhill had five points in the Burns match.

Long Creek experienced some problems at the tournament coach James Hixenbaugh reported.

After losing to Prairie City, the Mountaineers lost in two games to the Burns JVs and split their matches with the Grant Union black team and with Spray.

"We should have played a lot better," Hixenbaugh said. "We couldn't seem to pass the ball against Prairie City, and overall it was just a bad day for us," Hixenbaugh said.

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