High school volleyball in the state of Colorado is always competitive. At the Northern Colorado Team Volleyball Camp, held July 17-19, a team composed of Montezuma-Cortez High School volleyball players proved that they could compete with the best.
Finishing 27th out of 77 teams overall, the team began the camp by beating a strong Montrose team on the first day. The win was significant considering that Montrose generally fields a strong team and competes with Cortez in the always-competitive Southwest League.
Cortez continued playing well throughout the camp, eventually advancing to the semi-finals of their division where they again faced Montrose. This time, the Indians got the better of the Panthers in a very competitive match.
After beating Cortez, Montrose went on to play Durango for the Bronze division Championship. Durango came away victorious, leaving the three Southwest League rivals ranked 25th, 26th and 27th overall.
“League games are going to be a dog fight all season,” wrote MCHS head coach Barbara Chappell. “Our league is very competitive and the camp was very competitive. Every game was a fight to win and the girls did really well.”
With the summer season now over, MCHS will continue holding open gyms in preparation for the upcoming prep season. Based on the amount of work that the team has put in this offseason, it seems likely that MCHS will be a force to be reckoned with throughout the upcoming season.