Lion's Den VB Invite features 24 teams, southern AZ flavor
Originally published: Oct 7, 2013 - 12:00 am
The top volleyball invitational this week takes place in southern Arizona where Marana Mountain View High hosts its annual Lion's Den Invitational on Friday Oct. 11 and Saturday Oct. 12.
Twenty of the 24 teams entered are from Tucson or southern Arizona locales. Heading the list of entries are Division II schools Camp Verde High, currently ranked No. 5 and Tucson High (7th). Two more are in the top 15 -- Salpointe (No. 10) and Kofa (No. 15). Top entries from small schools are Blue Ridge (No. 8, D-III), Payson (No. 15, D-III) and Willcox (No. 15, D-IV).
The rest of the field: Amphitheater,Buena, Catalina Foothills, Catalina, Cesar Chavez, Cholla, Cienega, Flowing Wells, Marana Mountain View, Nogales, Pueblo, Sabino, Sahuarita, Sahuaro, Sunnyside, Vista Grande and Walden Grove.
- Chuck Schmidt - Saturday March 8AIA Associate Executive Director joins the show this morning.
- Karen Self - Saturday March 8Seton Catholic Head Girls Basketball Coach, Karen Self, joins the show.
- Jerry Conner - Saturday March 8Shadow Mountain Head Coach, Jerry Conner, joins the show.
- J'ohntar Coleman - Saturday March 8Desert Vista Head Girls Basketball Coach, J'ohntar Coleman, joins the show.
- March 8, 2014 - Hour: 1Player Casey Benson and coaches J'ohntar Coleman and Jerry Conner join the show.
- March 8, 2014 - Hour: 2Karen Self and AIA's Chuck Schmidt join the show.
- March 1, 2014 - Hour: 1Jim Smith, Brian Bolitho and Paul Coro join the show.
- March 1, 2014 - Hour: 2This hour James Kirk, Lisa Contreras and Sam Duane join the show
- February 22, 2014 - Hour: 1In this hour, Michael Carutenuto, Les Wilsey and Jason Skoda join the show.