Warming up the arms race

With junior Chrystianne Valdez (left) looking on, Ignacio sophomore middle Kelly Campbell whacks an attack against junior Ellie Seibel during practice last Saturday morning inside Ignacio Middle School, the team's temporary headquarters during a summer of facility upgrades and construction. The travel-ready Volleycats' 2014 season gets underway Thursday, Aug. 28 at 4A Kirtland  Central. The Kirtland Broncos and IHS have battled to a fifth game in each of the last two season-opening clashes, with each side emerging victorious on its home court. Enlargephoto

PHOTO BY JOEL PRIEST

With junior Chrystianne Valdez (left) looking on, Ignacio sophomore middle Kelly Campbell whacks an attack against junior Ellie Seibel during practice last Saturday morning inside Ignacio Middle School, the team's temporary headquarters during a summer of facility upgrades and construction. The travel-ready Volleycats' 2014 season gets underway Thursday, Aug. 28 at 4A Kirtland Central. The Kirtland Broncos and IHS have battled to a fifth game in each of the last two season-opening clashes, with each side emerging victorious on its home court.