State tourney. Alternative for Individuals (A-I) High School volleyball players keep the ball in play during the state volleyball tournament. AI hosted the event at the Lakewood Community Center. A-I spikers took second place in the tournament.
The Washington Association for Learning Alternatives (WALA) High School Volleyball Tournament was recently held at the Lakewood Community Center.
Seven teams participated in the state tourney hosted by Clover Park School District’s Alternative for Individuals (A-I) High School.
Columbia Basin ‚ÄòA’ Squad from Moses Lake took top honors at the WALA Volleyball tourney, followed by AI High School in second place. Peoples Alternatives to Continue Education (PACE) from Selah rounded out the top three teams.
A-I Coach Lyn Johnson said this was the first time for the school to host the state alternative high school tournament. She said teams from the eastside of the state have more opportunities to play than teams on the westside of the state.
Teams from the eastside usually play against each other several times before the tournament, but we don’t really have many teams to play on this side.
“A-I teams always participate, but we rarely are afforded practice games beforehand,” said Johnson. “I’m proud of everyone on the team. It takes an entire team to win-they were all standouts in my eyes.”