In light of the championship title won by Lone Peak girls’ volleyball, it’s time for a look at what this means for the team and the school.

    For our volleyball team, winning the championship means that their hard work paid off. The long hours at practice and competing at games near and far led them to the championship match against Pleasant Grove’s team and to victory. This means the pressure is on for next year; we have a streak, so we will be looking to extend that streak for a fourth straight title, while all the other 6A teams will be looking to topple us from our well-deserved championship perch. It will take a lot of work for next year’s team to live up to the reputation that precedes them.

    For the school in general, having a championship-title-worthy team means that we should have championship-title-worthy fans, right? Regardless of whether you think we met that standard or not, you can start fresh next year. Go to the volleyball matches, bring your friends, and have a good time. If you want to impress them with your knowledge of volleyball, tell them this bit of trivia: The sport was originally created in 1895 by William G. Morgan, who designed it to be a combination of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball. When you’re at a Lone Peak volleyball game next year, see if you can spot what each of the four sports brought to volleyball.  Just remember to practice good sportsmanship: don’t insult the referees, coaches, or players, regardless of the team they are on, and don’t be rude to other fans. If you do that, you’ll be well on your way to being the perfect fan.