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Local volleyball teams to play Foundation games on Monday

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High school volleyball gets revved up this Monday night when local teams host the annual Peter J. Saco Foundation Games.

The Sac-Joaquin Section uses the Foundation Games to raise money for the Dale Lackey Scholarship Fund.

Admission $5 for the general public, and $3 for students.

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Volleyball notebook: Beyer one of many teams hunting playoff success after league title

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The Beyer High volleyball team has made its presence known against Western Athletic Conference opponents.

In the past two seasons, the Patriots have a combined 29-0 league record.

The program has gone through a transition in recent years and when head coach Melinda Freeman took over last season, she knew the team could be special.

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‘Leave a legacy’: How two Modesto schools became the first boys volleyball teams in the city

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When the Sac-Joaquin Section released its boys volleyball playoff brackets on April 29, there were schools from Lodi, Stockton, Ripon and many different cities around Sacramento.

But none from Modesto.

In the state of California, boys volleyball participation has increased every year from 2010-2019 according to the National Federation of State High School Associations, gaining the most steam in Southern California and near the Bay Area.

Two schools in Modesto have made their mark by starting teams this year: Davis High School and Central Catholic High School. The teams were started in an attempt to provide an extra sport for boys in the spring, and grow boys volleyball in the area.

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CCAA takes notice as women’s volleyball rebuild comes of age

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The rebuilding of the Stanislaus State women’s volleyball team is taking shape. The rest of the California Collegiate Athletic Association is taking notice.

In the preseason coaches’ poll, the Warriors were picked to finish second behind Stan Francisco State.

Stanislaus State, 16-11 overall, 9-9 in the CCAA last season, reached the conference tournament but lost in the first round.

"(The poll result) hopefully will give our team some confidence going into the season being recognized and gained the respect from other coaches in the conference," said fifth-year coach Mallori Gibson-Rossi, whose team opens the season at the Dixie State Tournament Sept. 6-7.

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