Rocky Heights Middle School girls finish district champions –
a perfect season
By Shaun Kernahan; courtesy photos
After successfully getting through league play with a perfect 6-0 record, the Rocky Heights Middle School (RHMS) eighth grade girls volleyball team headed to Castle Rock Middle School on September 11 as the number one seed in the district tournament.
They started off the morning by knocking off eighth seed Cresthill Middle School before ending the title hopes of fifth seed, Mountain Ridge Middle School.
In the championship match, they took on their toughest opponent from the regular season, second seed Sierra Middle School. Just as they had in the regular season, they held off Sierra and were named league champions.
Resident Paige Taylor, team coach and sixth-grade wellness and physical education teacher at RHMS and a former high school volleyball player herself, raved about the team, not just about their play, but the people the girls are.
“They are all not only so talented with their volleyball skills, but they are just so kind; they are really good, good girls.”
Taylor is also quick to give credit where it is due, crediting the girls’ club coaches for teaching them most of their skills and stating that she is simply a “tiny little stepping stone” on the team’s path to success.
According to Taylor, each of the nine girls on the team plan on playing in high school next year. That’s good news for Rock Canyon High School. They will be adding players filled with a winning tradition.