Wagga High falls prey to Griffith as Bolton Park hosts bolstered volleyball tournament | Photos

Two of the Riverina’s best school volleyball teams have booked their tickets to the state school’s volleyball knockout tournament after winning the regional competition at Bolton Park Stadium on Monday.

Griffith High School prevailed over Wagga High School 2-0 in the boys final, while Griffith-based James Fallon High School downed Griffith High 2-0 in the girls competition.

Event convener and Wagga High School teacher Cameron Grange said the day was a major success, attracting eight schools from around the region after struggling to get more than four in previous years.

Event coordinator and Wagga High School teacher Cameron Grange said the event was a stunning success, attracting eight schools from around the region after struggling to draw more than four in previous years.

“It was great to finally get a substantial competition up and running in Wagga,” he said.

“Usually Albury, Griffith and Wagga schools just stay home and play other schools from their town.”

Grange said he was proud of Wagga High’s side, which consisted almost entirely of Yazidi refugees, noting they were exceptional on the court and gallant in defeat.

“There was a bit of a language barrier there because they don’t speak of a lot English, but their performance spoke for itself,” he said.

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