The church volleyball league has been keeping local athletes busy all summer long with good competition and fellowship. The league started play in early June and has been going strong despite having to dodge around adverse weather conditions.
There are two important tournaments coming up in the next couple of weeks that will help determine the winners for the summer league.
The youth will compete on Aug. 2 and 3 and the adults tip off on Aug 6-10.
The league is split into two divisions, leisure and competitive, with teams for youth and adults.
This season there are 11 competitive teams. First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary and Raiford Road each field three teams. First Baptist of Macclenny has two teams and there are others from Christian Fellowship Temple, Destiny’s People and Sanderson Christian Revival Center.
The leisure division is larger with teams from churches around the entire county.
“The adult leisure is so large we had to split it in two this year,” said Missy Whitehead, who organizes the league. “We estimate that we’ve got around 580 people playing in the different leagues.”