Archive for Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation sees record participation in volleyball

December 2, 2010

The Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation Department recently closed out its fifth season of Girls Youth Volleyball that was highlighted by a record number of participants.

The league featured 11 teams and two divisions — one for players in second through fourth grade and another for girls in fifth through eighth grade — while accommodating 107 players on Saturdays at the Bonner Springs Community Center.

The league emphasized sportsmanship and skills development, and recreation coordinator Lauren Ozburn said it was a success.

“The participants were able to develop their individual skills while participating in a friendly, team-oriented environment,” she said. “Coaches, referees and parents alike cheered on and encouraged all participants at every game; this allows for a relaxed yet meaningful season.”

In the second- through fourth-grade division, the Lightning and the Itsy Bitsy Spikers tied for first place with 6-2 records, the Butterflies went 5-3, the Bobcats were 3-5, and the Bloopers and the Eagles went 2-6.

In the fifth- through eighth-grade division, the Pink Panthers posted a perfect 8-0 record. Blue Ice placed second at 5-3, the Panthers and Thunder went 3-5, and the Jawbreakers were 0-8.

The next season of girls volleyball will begin in January. Deadline to register is Jan. 7. Cost will be $35 per participant for Bonner Springs residents and $40 per participant for non-residents. The league will consist of three divisions: second and third grade; fourth and fifth grade; and sixth through eighth grade.

For more information or to register for the new season, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (913) 422-7010.

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