Central Christian School placed second in the silver division of the first ever boys volleyball state tournament at the Capital Fieldhouse in Salem.
This is the first year for boys volleyball and is considered an emerging sport by OSAA. Central Christian is one of thirty one teams from all OSAA classifications to play in the tournament this week. The Tigers were one of two 1A schools at the tournament (Condon High School was the other), both of which have under 74 students in high school.
The Tigers first victory today was against 6A South Medford. They won in straight sets and then defeated 3A St. Mary's in Medford also in straight sets.
The championship game was against 3A Cascade Christian who are also from Medford. The 1A Tigers lost both games to Cascade Christian by a narrow margin (22-25 and 23-25) taking home the second place trophy.
The Tigers are coached by Mike Polk, Kelsey Polk, and Clint Wills. Coach Mike Polk shared "this team has been a joy to coach. This is the first year that any of these boys have played volleyball competitively and they have improved each and every practice. They are such a positive group and so encouraging to each other. Today was the best they have ever played and they truly put it all together at the right time."