Twenty teams from Louisville will compete in this weekend’s Jefferson County Public Schools Volleyball Tournament.
No. 11-ranked Male, No. 15 Eastern and No. 20 Manual lead the field. Eastern is the defending champion, having defeated Butler in last year’s final.
Pool play will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Waggener, Fern Creek, Seneca and Fairdale.
The top two teams from each of the five pools will advance to Sunday’s single-elimination Gold Bracket at Male. The bottom two teams from each pool will move to Sunday’s Silver Bracket at Seneca. Sunday’s play will start at 1:30 p.m., with both bracket finals set for 5:30 p.m.
Here are the pools and hosts for Saturday’s pool play:
• Pool A at Waggener: Male, Waggener, Southern, Shawnee.
• Pool B at Fern Creek: Eastern, Fern Creek, Doss, Central.
• Pool C at Seneca: Butler, Brown, Moore, Iroquois.
• Pool D at Fairdale: Manual, Atherton, Valley, Fairdale.
• Pool E at Seneca: Pleasure Ridge Park, Jeffersontown, Seneca, Western.
ST. XAVIER NAMES COACHFOR TRACK TEAM
Stephanie Dierig has been named the new track and field coach at St. Xavier. She replaces Mike Brockman, who stepped down in June after three seasons as head coach.
Dierig has been an assistant coach with the Tigers since 2009, working primarily with sprinters and jumpers. She was a member of four state championship teams at Bishop Brossart from 1999-2002 and later attended the University of Kentucky.
Dierig inherits a St. X program that finished third in last season’s Class 3-A state meet.
• The Pegasus Sports Network will provide live online coverage of several Oldham County, South Oldham and North Oldham football games this season, starting with Friday’s Iroquois at Oldham County game.
Audio broadcasts are free, and new video broadcasts will be available for a $9.99 monthly fee. Visit pegasussportsky.com for more information.
• The Bullitt East girls’ golf team will host the eighth annual Bluegrass Invitational on Saturday at Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville. A shotgun start is set for 8:30 a.m.
• The Kentuckiana Basketball Officials Association will hold its annual recruitment clinic Monday at Highland Park First Baptist Church, located at 7321 Billtown Road. Registration will start at 5:45 p.m.
For more information email Kevin O’Bryan at KBOArefs@Yahoo.com.
Jason Frakes can be reached at (502) 582-4046 and followed on Twitter @kyhighs.