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State Volleyball Preview:Selah out for repeat

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SELAH, Wash. - Another year, another Selah-Grandview showdown looming on the volleyball court. State tournaments start Thursday in Yakima and Kennewick, and the defending 2A champion Selah Vikings enter with a lot of confidence. The state's second-ranked team (behind only Grandview) went 14-2, with both losses coming at the hands of the Greyhounds.

"We're all so excited," said senior Kierea Melly. "We've done a lot of work, fixed the things we think we needed to and we're hoping for the best."

Just because Grandview won the two matches earlier in the year doesn't mean they'll win again if both teams make it to Friday's Championship Match

"The state tournament is a different ballgame," said first-year coach Darcy Scheidt. "Everybody is different. When we see them at state it will be a brand new game, totally different."

"That would be real exciting.," said senior Sasha Valdez about the thought of meeting the Greyhounds again. "They played us last year in the championship. The beat us twice this year. I think we're ready for a third time."

But first they have to get to the final. It starts with Black Hills at noon Thursday. Selah knows they'll get everyone's best effort.

"If there was a team that was ranked second and we were ranked lower, yeah we would be gunning for them too," said Valdez.

"Being Selah, selah volleyball everyone is out to get you....but these girls have been there before, they've been around it for three years, and they're expected to play with that pressure," said Scheidt.