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Local volleyball team takes two titles

The Tejas 13 Nfinity volleyball team recently won the Mizuno Lone Star Volleyball Classic in the 13s division at the Dallas Convention Center. The Mizuno event hosted over 200 of the nation’s top volleyball teams. The team had also won the Colorado Crossroads National qualifier tournament in March.

The team, which is primarily comprised of Southlake and Keller players, will now represent the area in the USA Volleyball Junior National Championship in Dallas from June 28-July 1. Team members include Sophie Rodgers, Peyton Newman, Madison Hand, Savanah Johnson, Abby Carroll (Southlake), Aja Haley, Kate Privett (Southlake), Jenna Jones, Alex Gholson (Keller), Asjia O'Neal (Southlake) and Allison Barton.

Relay for Life benefits from local rivalry

When Grapevine and Heritage square off in any contest, the competition is heated.

But when the two schools’ softball teams agreed on a mutual goal, the Grapevine-Colleyville Relay for Life was the ultimate winner.

Relay for Life is a national fundraising effort of the American Cancer Society

Both teams engaged in a month-long penny war to collect coins for the local charity. Donations came from classmates, friends, relatives and teachers, the group said.

The teams also incorporate the challenge at their district softball games against each other, where the Relay for Life chairperson threw out the first pitch and encouraged those attending to help support the efforts.

The players collected funds that provided a total donation of $2,185 to Relay for Life, which was presented to the organization by the respective teams’ senior players

The actual Relay for Life event of Grapevine-Colleyville will be held Friday at Cross Timbers Middle School, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Grapevine Faith takes two from FWC

The Faith Lions posted 4-0 and 6-2 scores to take two wins over Fort Worth Christian (FWC) in TAPPs 1-4A district play last Friday and Saturday.

The wins pushed Faith to 8-4 in the district and second place behind FWC, giving them their first losses in the district.

Daniel Brumbaugh was the winning pitcher on Friday with Zach Postema picking up the win on Saturday while also belting a double.

- Randy Sachs

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