Let the Leagues Begin


Ripon High boys volleyball won their first game in league against Riverbank on April 4 (3-0), followed by a hard loss against Livingston on April 6 (1-3). Varsity is 12-7 overall and so far 1-1 in league. 

First set was closest as Livingston was barely able to defeat Ripon 25-23. 

Playing such close matches can be overwhelming, but Varsity’s outside and middle hitter, senior Hunter Adams, says he has grown accustomed to the stress because of his time playing club volleyball. “It can be way more high stakes,” he says, “especially when you’re trying to impress colleges.”

The second set against Livingston was another loss 25-20, but the boys pulled through with a win in the third set with a score of 25-19. Varsity showed great improvement in their communication and leadership, but Adams feels there are still things that need to be improved overall as a team. “We could be doing better,” he says. “We all just need to work on our defense.” The last set concluded the game with a 25-19 loss. 

Both varsity and JV played in the Stockton Classic Tournament March 25. JV was able to place third, while varsity won two out of the five games played and placed tenth. 

Freshman JV player Armando Ayon believes that his team will make it far in the league. Ayon says, “We’re doing good and I think we have the potential to get first in league.”

Both teams have made it so far and we can’t wait to see how the upcoming league games treat them.