Local teams to clash at Mona Shores' outdoor volleyball quad

Mona Shores High School will be hosting outdoors volleyball on Wednesday, Sept. 5, but there will be no sand courts in sight.
Nate Thompson
Aug 28, 2012

 

Mona Shores’ Athletic Director Ryan Portenga said the school will be laying down a pair of 5,000-pound portable courts inside the school’s football stadium for a volleyball quad. The event will have a strong local feel – aside from the host Sailors, competing teams will include Fruitport, Grand Haven and Spring Lake.

“We finalized the idea March of last year,” Portenga said. “We modeled it from a couple different schools that have done it before.

“With the success we expect from our (volleyball) program and the strong reputations of the programs from Fruitport, being the defending Class B champions, and Grand Haven and Spring Lake, we felt it would be a great showcase for local volleyball. It’s going to be a lot of fun for those communities involved.”

The courts, which stretch 80-feet long -- or 20 feet longer than a regulation indoor volleyball court -- are rented from a company in Illinois.

“Half of it will rest on the track and half on the football field, so fans will have a better view from the stands,” Portenga said.

The quad gets underway at 6 p.m. and each team will play one another in a best 2-of-3 format, meaning the teams will likely wrap up the action under the lights.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun for our girls and for our fans,” said Grand Haven varsity coach Aaron Smaka. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Fruitport coach Nicole Bayle said her team is also excited about the event, simply for a chance to get out of a hot, stuffy gym and to play in front of a large crowd.

In the case of rain or inclement weather, Portenga said the quad would be moved inside the school’s gymnasium, the Sailor Center. Smaka also voiced concern about the possibility of perspiration building on the court later in the evening, but Portenga said it hasn’t been an issue at similar events in the past.

There were three MHSAA-sanctioned outdoor volleyball matches last year, including Lowell and Forest Hills Northern. It was the second-straight season the Huskies had played an outdoor match.

Portenga said the general admission cost for the quad is $5.
 

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