(11-16-15) – Last weekend the VHS Lady Buccaneers competed in the Alaska 3A state volleyball tournament. The tournament was held in Anchorage and was played over a course of three days. Valdez qualified for the tournament by winning 1st place in their regional championship. At the state tournament Valdez delivered a strong performance. Last time Valdez won a State Volleyball Championship was 2004. In the championship game the Lady Bucs faced their conference rivals, the Monroe Catholic Rams. After losing the first set, Valdez triumphed winning the next three sets 25-18, 25-18, and 25-20. Valdez was led by VHS senior Mesa Rohrer. Rohrer showed great consistency hitting which kept Valdez ahead in the final matches. At the conclusion of the tournament, Mesa was awarded the Most Valuable Hitter award as well as the Most Valuable Server award.