SALT LAKE CITY—For the fifth time in the last five years, the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) has given high school athletes a new sport to play.
The UHSAA officially announced the sanction of boys volleyball on March 24 after a vote was made in favor to add the sport the previous Thursday. Competition is expected to begin in the spring season of the 2023-24 academic year.
Since the 2016-17 school year, the UHSAA has greatly expanded the sports offered in the state, beginning with the addition of boys and girls lacrosse for spring just a few years ago.
Contact was made with each athletic director in Sanpete County regarding potential participation in the new sport. It has not yet been confirmed if the sport will be played in all regions, or if it will be only partial in the same way that lacrosse is offered only for regions 4A-6A.
Nevertheless, as confirmed by Athletic Director Cheryl Hadley, North Sanpete does intend to participate beginning in the first year of competition. The Hawks have fielded a boys volleyball club for a few years and will be equipped to fit right in.
Athletic Director Steven Roberts said the administration at Manti High School is still undecided on participating.
Athletic Director Rhett Jackson said that Gunnison Valley will not be participating.