86°F
weather icon Clear

Boys volleyball team eyes repeat title

Updated March 3, 2022 - 4:21 pm

Coming off a perfect 13-0 season in which they won their first state championship in school history, Boulder City High School’s boys volleyball team will be tasked with doing it again, under immense pressure.

“Last season couldn’t have gone any better,” said head coach Rachelle Huxford. “Our goal was to win a state championship and we did that. Now our goal is to win another one. We know the target is on our back this season and the pressure is on.”

Bringing back all but one player from last season’s championship team, the Eagles figure to once again be in the driver’s seat this season.

Seniors Kannon Rose and Kenny Rose and junior Tyler Lemmel, who were all named first team all-state selections last season, will be returning for the Eagles.

A two-way star, Kannon Rose generated a team-leading 144 kills and 105 digs, with 40 aces, while Kenny Rose fueled the winning effort with 357 assists, along with 66 digs, 51 aces and 25 kills. Lemmel generated 110 kills and 10 aces on offense while making 49 digs defensively with a team-leading 25 blocks.

“Having them back this season is going to be a big help for us,” Huxford said. “They’re all coming off of great seasons and we expect big things from them.”

Adding depth to the program are junior Gavin Kesler, who was a first team all-region selection last season, and junior Jared Lamoreaux, who was a second team selection. Kesler tallied 42 kills, 32 digs, 27 aces and 14 blocks. Lamoreaux added 32 kills, with 19 aces and 15 digs.

The Eagles will participate in the Las Vegas Invitational this weekend, facing off against Del Sol and Green Valley on Friday, March 4.

Contact Robert Vendettoli at BCRsports@gmail.com.

THE LATEST
Render receives all-state nod

Helping Boulder City High School baseball reach the postseason, senior Derek Render was named to the 3A second-team all-state.

Lady Eagles clean up on diamond

Helping Boulder City High School softball reach the state tournament, 3A player of the year Payton Rogers highlighted the 3A All-State team featuring four Eagles.

Four Eagles named to all-state volleyball team

Boulder City High School boys volleyball was well represented on the 3A All-State team en route to their fourth consecutive state championship.

Rogers named 3A Southern player of the year

Helping Boulder City High School softball reach the 3A state tournament, sophomore phenom Payton Rogers was named 3A Southern player of the year.

Eight earn postseason nods in baseball

Helping Boulder City High School baseball reach the postseason, eight Eagles earned postseason accolades for their efforts.

Softball star signs to play in California

Following a successful prep career with the Eagles, Boulder City High School softball star Talynn Madrid has committed to play college softball at Feather River College.

Sorenson named league player of year

Helping lead Boulder City High School to their fourth consecutive state championship, senior Brady Sorenson was named 3A Mountain League player of the year.

McClaren named state’s top swimmer

Continuing Boulder City’s rich swimming tradition, star senior Phoebe McClaren was named 3A swimmer of the year.

Lady Eagles softball squad takes second in state tourney

Finishing as 3A state champion runner-up, Boulder City High School softball fell to Northern challenger Fernley 9-2 in the title game on May 17.

BCHS’ Jenas-Keogh top sprinter in state

Continuing her dominance for Boulder City High School girls track, sophomore Sancha Jenas-Keogh finished her season as a two-time state champion.