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Published June 20, 2011, 08:03 PM

Optimists serving up All-Star Volleyball Tournament

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The annual 2 day Optimist All-Star volleyball challenge gets underway tonight at Shanley High School, as the best senior players from class "A" and "B" in North Dakota square off in an East versus West showdown.

By: Jody Norstedt, WDAY

The East has a little extra incentive to win, they were swept last season by the West all-stars. But, they aren't losing sight of what's really important during these games.

Mikkaela Toenies – Hillsboro: “I think it's a huge honor to be able to, like I said, play with some of the best players in the state and I’m really happy that i got chosen to play in this game.”

Hillary Rotunda – Shanley: “It's really fun because everyone is at your pace and we're playing a team that has the same pace. So it's going to be really good competition and it will put us through a challenge that we really want to face.”