Posted by Tiger Pride in Athletics
The athletic venues of East Texas Baptist University are not only used by Tiger Athletics but also by area high schools. The top notch athletic facilities have played host to high school tournaments as well as playoff games through the years.
This weekend Ornelas Gymnasium is hosting the Marshall High School/ETBU 2014 Invitational Volleyball Tournament. This is the 30th year for the local high school volleyball teams to be on campus. The tournament started in 1984 by ETBU’s Randy Pringle, manager of Recreational and Athletic Facilities, and former Marshall High volleyball coach Faye Whitlow.
A total of 16 teams are playing in the invitational. The high school teams are Marshall, Rusk, Center and Nacogdoches in Pool A. Pool B consists of Carthage, New Diana, Henderson, and John Tyler. Pool C consists of Arp, Gilmer, DeKalb, and Mount Pleasant. Pool D consists of Pleasant Grove, Tatum, Kilgore and Elysian Fields.
It is good to have high school students and their families on campus because one day they could become NCAA Division III student athletes playing for the Tigers.