Volleyballers keen to better record

GLADSTONE State High's teams have a proud tradition to uphold when they launch their 2005 Australian Volleyball Schools Cup campaigns today.

The school has a proud record since 2001, regularly featuring in top eight finishes which culminated with the under-15 side captur-ing last year's girls honours title.

With the majority of that outfit backing up for this school's open honours side this year, expectations are again high.

The school is yet to claim a gold medal in the open division despite regularly finishing in the finals series.

Gladstone High's best open result was a second placing in 2002 while the 2001 and 2003 outfits finished third.

The school's under-14 side will feature in division one competition. In previous years, Gladstone's younger side has featured in under-15 or under-16 competition.

The open side takes on South Australian powerhouse Heathfield High at 10.30am (AEST) today, followed by Victoria's Eltham High at 1.30pm.

The under-14s meet fellow Queenslanders Burnside High at 2.30pm followed by WA's Rossmoyne High at 6.30pm.

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