By Sharilyn Kortum
Terry isn’t new to serving as host of the District 2-C volleyball tournament. This is the second year in a row that Terry’s Ray Frank Gymnasium has played host for the 8-team post-season tournament and the third in a five year period.
“It is great for the town,” first year Athletic Director Casey Klasna said.
Terry’s location is key to hosting the event, due to its central location for all teams competing. Traveling teams needing overnight lodging stay in Glendive or Miles City as local lodging facilities are generally filled with hunters during this time of year.
Local stores will likely see an increase in sales while fans take time away from the gym.
The tournament begins on Thursday and continues through Friday and Saturday, ending with a 1 p.m. championship game on Saturday. The games are played straight through according to Klasna, allowing the tournament to finish in a three-day time span.
Hosting a tournament of this size is no small task and it takes a lot of help to make it successful, Klasna noted. Helping Klasna with the tournament will be other Terry High School staff and students, as well as members from the Prairie County Chamber of Commerce, who will assist with ticket taking, concessions and the hospitality room.
“I’m really happy about all the people stepping up to help out and make this a success,” Klasna said.
The Lady Terriers finished third in regular season play. Fans can watch the Terriers take on Wibaux Thursday at 2 p.m. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Terrier fans are encouraged to “Dare to Wear Pink” during the District 2-C Tournament. The project is being spearheaded by FCCLA member Franque Robertson in an effort to bring awareness to the disease.
Published Oct. 28, 2009