2019 Volleyball History
In 2019, Maskat Shrine decided to add an All-Star Girls Volleyball Game to the Oil Bowl activities. The original plan was to have one game to showcase the area’s volleyball talent. The number of nominations and responses turned the inaugural event into two games featuring small and large school rosters.
The small-school game was first with the East securing a 25-17, 27-25 victory. The first set of the small-school game was back-and-forth and tied at 17 when the East ran off eight straight points to close out the opening set with a 25-17 win. Petrolia’s Maxine Nason served out the final eight points while Benjamin’s Temi Flowers had two kills during the final spurt. The West had a 17-11 lead to open the second set as Windthorst’s Mollee Kirk and Bryson’s Sydney Davidson each had multiple kills in the match. But the East fought their way back into the set and won the second set 27-25 to win the small school match in straight sets.
The West side won the large-school game with a 25-17, 26-24 victory. Jordyn Todd from Boyd had an incredible opening set recording five kills for the West. For the East, Rider’s Meredith Fisher recorded seven kills, including 5 in the second set. Holliday’s Brea Box recorded six kills in the match and had multiple blocks for the West. Box was key as the West ran away with the opening set and needed a late comeback to close out a very competitive second set.
The addition of volleyball to the Oil Bowl activities was a huge success.