Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Matt Butcher quoted in Nome Nugget again!! I also get a photo credit!

Nome volleyball team defeats Kotz but not Bethel

By Tara McCaw

The Nome Varsity Girls Volleyball team is confidently but diligently preparing for the regional championship later in the season. Nome beat Kotzebue's Varsity team in two match-ups this past weekend at Nome Beltz High School. Nome will be challenging Kotzebue and Barrow for a chance to compete in the State Championship, so this recent victory makes the Nome's chances look good. Unfortunately, Bethel's Varsity team proved to be a tough opponent and took down both Nome's and Kotzebue's teams returning home undefeated in this weekend's tournament.

Despite the loss to Bethel, Coach Matt Butcher is optimistic about the remainder of the season, "The season is proceeding very well. The girls have come together as a team. We just need to put together some final adjustments although we have played very well so far."

This, weekend there should be some interesting match-ups on the volleyball court for the Mix Six Tournament in which teams made-up of three boys and three girls compete. The event will be held in Nome but teams are planning to travel to town from the surrounding villages.

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