High School Sports

Volleyball: Bluegrass tourney a state preview

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.

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.