KANSAS CITY (August 25, 2011) – Kansas City’s premiere volleyball showcase returns this weekend, as the second annual Metro Sports Volleyball Slam will be held all-day Saturday at St. James Academy.
Last year’s Volleyball Slam featured six of the top Kansas City area volleyball teams. The huge fan turnout sparked this year’s expansion to a full day of action that will kick off the prep volleyball season.
This year 16 of the area’s top high school volleyball teams will be in action, and all the games will be taped and replayed throughout the upcoming weekend on Metro Sports. The Volleyball Slam field features two state champions from last season - St. James Academy and O'Hara - as well as three state runner-ups - St. Thomas Aquinas, Topeka Hayden and Lee's Summit West.
All games Saturday will be played at St. James Academy (at 24505 Prairie Star Parkway in Lenexa) with the first game starting at 8 a.m. Admission to the entire session featuring all eight games is only $5.
“The Metro Sports commitment to high school sports is unmatched in the Kansas City area, and the Volleyball Slam is another great example of that,” TWC Metro Sports General Manager Chris Huwe said. “This has become a can’t-miss event for volleyball fans here in KC, and we expect another great turnout this year.”
2011 Metro Sports Volleyball Slam Game/TV Schedule:
8 a.m. – Mill Valley vs. Blue Valley Northwest (Televised Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Announcers – Brad Porter and Nancy Dorsey)
9:30 a.m. – O’Hara vs. Notre Dame de Sion (Televised Saturday at 7 p.m. Announcers – Brad Porter and Sheila Fordham)
11 a.m. – Olathe East vs. Shawnee Mission East (Televised Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Announcers – Dave Stewart and Nancy Dorsey)
12:30 p.m. – Blue Valley North vs. Lansing (Televised Sunday at 12 p.m. Announcers – Brad Porter and Debbie Katzfey)
2 p.m. – Blue Valley West vs. Topeka Washburn Rural (Televised Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Announcers – Dave Stewart and Ken Corum)
3:30 p.m. – Lee’s Summit West vs. St. Teresa’s (Televised Sunday at 3 p.m. Announcers – Dave Stewart and Nancy Dorsey)
5 p.m. – St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Blue Springs (Televised Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Announcers – Leif Lisec and Ken Corum)
6:30 p.m. – St. James Academy vs. Topeka Hayden (Televised Sunday at 7 p.m. Announcers – Leif Lisec and Ken Corum)
Metro Sports is available throughout the Kansas City area on Time Warner Cable (channel 30 and 310 and in HD on 1310), Comcast (channel 258) and Knology in Lawrence (channel 37).
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