This weekend at the Kentucky Basketball Academy, there likely will be state tournament-level volleyball being played in August.
The annual Bluegrass Invitational features some of the best teams in the state, including eight teams ranked among the state's pre-season top 25. That group includes No. 6 Henry Clay, No. 10 Paul Laurence Dunbar and No. 13 Lafayette.
The tournament, which begins with pool play on Friday and ends in a championship game on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., was won last season by the Devils.
Other contenders include No. 8 Scott, No. 12 Greenwood, No. 16 Ryle, No. 18 Apollo and No. 25 Allen Central.
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The field includes area teams Bryan Station, Tates Creek and Scott County as well as Simon Kenton, Oldham County, Highlands, Henderson County and Lone Oak.