Chandler is a happening place this weekend as Chandler High plays host to a Friday-Saturday girls volleyball tournament and the annual Chandler Invitational XC meet at Tumbleweed Park. Here's the scoop on those events:
HOP (House of Payne) VOLLEYBALL INVITATIONAL -- Where: Chandler High Schoo, 350 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandlerl; When: Friday 10 a.m. through late afternoon; Saturday 8 a.m. with more pool play and five brackets of semis and finals continuing through the afternoon. Participating schools: Pool A: Gilbert, Youngker, Higley, North Canyon. Pool B: Mesa, Raymond Kellis, Saguaro, Chandler. Pool C: Corona del Sol, Valley Christian, Desert Ridge, Mesquite. Pool D: Highland, Marcos de Niza, Marana Mtn. View, Perry. Pool E: McClintock, Campo Verde, Dobson, Boulder Creek.
CHANDLER INVITATIONAL (cross country) -- Where: Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler; Races: 8:20 a.m. freshmen boys and girls; 9 a.m. sophomore boys and girls; 9:40 a.m. junior boys and girls; 10:15 a.m. senior boys and girls. Format: Top finishing runner for each school in each race scores for his/her team. Examples -- TEAM A runners finish first in each race the team score is 4 -- 1+1+1+1 = 4. TEAM B runners finish 10th in each race the team score is 40 --- 10+10+10+10 = 40. Participating schools (40): Alhambra, Basha, Chandler, Desert Vista, Gilbert, Hamilton, Highland, Ironwood Ridge, Mesa, Millennium, Mesa Mtn. View, North Canyon, Perry, Westwood, Willow Canyon, Goldwater, Camelback, Casa Grande, Desert View, Higley, La Joya, McClintock, Notre Dame, Central, Queen Creek, Tolleson, Vista Grande, Williams Field, Baboquivari, Florence, Fountain Hills,Payson, Rio Rico, Sabino, Seton, Sierra Linda, St. Mary's and Wickenburg.