BELINGTON— The Taylor County Middle School Lady Knights volleyball team participated in the prestigious Belington Bump Fest over the weekend.
The play included a tournament style round robin with some of the best teams in North Central West Virginia.
The Lady Knights began play against the Belington Hawks and quickly found themselves down 1-0 in a 3-match set. The second set began with a renewed fire from the Lady Knights which saw them quickly take the lead 14-11 halfway through the second set but the Hawks were quick to extinguish that fire and prevail to take the second set and the match 2-0.
The next match the Lady Knights would face the Mountaineers of Mountaineer Middle School from Morgantown.
The Lady Knights quickly folded under the expert precision strikes dealt by the Mountaineers to drop 2 sets 25-11 and 25-18 and take the match.
The third and final match would pit the Lady Knights against the Lady Colts of Phillip-Barbor Middle School.
This third match would be the most competitive match of the tournament for the Lady Knights. The first set found an intense back and forth with numerous lead changes, but the Lady Knights fell in the set 25-20. The second set found the Lady Knights frustrated and reeling from the first set loss and they quickly fell 25-12 in the second set which gave the match to the Lady Colts.
The Championship match would find the two titans of the tournament, Mountaineer Middle and the Belington Hawks duking it out for the Championship. With intense match play and a heavy back and forth the Mountaineers emerged victorious to take home the Belington Bump Fest trophy.