YMS takes aim on 3-peat in 4th annual tourney


By Chuck Reherman
Sports Editor
That’s what Yukon’s middle school volleyball team will take aim at today as the Millerettes host the fourth annual YMS Tournament at the middle school gym.
The eight-team field gets underway at 9 a.m. with pool round play, followed by bracket play.
The tournament will be played in both the middle school and the sixth grade gym. Tickets for the tournament is $5 and entrance to both gyms will be through the middle school gym.
Pool play rounds will be two sets to 25 and bracket play will be best two of three sets.
If pool play matches ended in a 1-1 tie, the total number of points will break the tie. If the tie still exists after points are tallied, a 15-point third set will be played with the first team to 15 winning.
The top two teams in each pool will advance to the Gold Bracket and the bottom two teams to the Silver Bracket.
Yukon will be in Pool A with Tuttle, Mustang South and Choctaw and will be played in the YMS gym.
Pool B consists of Community Christian Schools of Norman, Mustang Central, Piedmont and Choctaw JV.
“Community will be a tough team,” YMS head coach Jason Hammett said. “It was between us and them in the finals last year and they will be our biggest challenge. Mustang will also be a good match for us and it will be a little more challenging because the other teams are progressing as well.
“I like that, the better he challenge, the better we are going to get,” he said. “It will be fun, we would like to win it, but it is more getting the touches in. We have won it the last two years and last year was a great match with CCS.”
Mustang South and Choctaw open pool A play. Tuttle and Yukon play second with MMS and Tuttle playing third. Yukon and Choctaw play the fourth match, with MMS and YMS playing the fifth. Choctaw and Tuttle round out pool A play.
Pool B has CCS playing Piedmont first. Choctaw JV plays Mustang Central. CCS plays Choctaw JV, Central and Piedmont play fourth, CCS and Central fifth and Piedmont and Choctaw JV round out pool play.
“It’s always a long day, but it is beneficial for our team,” Hammett said. “It will be a fun tournament, it usually goes smoothly and we look for it to be a lot of fun.”