VOLLEYBALL BEAT: IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD AT ALL FOR HIGHLAND : POWERFUL Q.H. HAS HUGE EDGE.Byline: Gerry Gittelson Daily News Staff Writer
Quartz quartz, one of the commonest of all rock-forming minerals and one of the most important constituents of the earth's crust. Chemically, it is silicon dioxide, SiO2. Hill High versus Highland is always a big boys' volleyball volleyball, outdoor or indoor ball and net game played on a level court. An upright net, 3 ft (or 1 m) high, the top of which stands 8 ft (2.43 m) from the ground for men, 7 ft 4 1/8 in (2. event. That's the case again this year, as the Golden League rivals prepare for Wednesday's match at Quartz Hill.
However, this time, how could Highland not be intimidated in·tim·i·date
tr.v. in·tim·i·dat·ed, in·tim·i·dat·ing, in·tim·i·dates
1. To make timid; fill with fear.
2. To coerce or inhibit by or as if by threats. by Quartz Hill's resounding re·sound
v. re·sound·ed, re·sound·ing, re·sounds
1. To be filled with sound; reverberate: The schoolyard resounded with the laughter of children.
2. 15-2, 15-3, 15-4 victory over the Bulldogs on March 5 at the Ventura tournament?
Quartz Hill (9-0, 2-0), which lost seven starters from last year but restocked with players from the undefeated JV team, has continued to win.
In fact, the Rebels have not lost a single game all season. They almost shut out Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The Antelope Valley , winning 15-1, 15-0, 15-3. In one game, Q.H. had 13 service aces.
And they beat Palmdale 15-4, 15-6, 15-8 in their other league win.
``We're awesome. We have showed we're one of the best teams,'' coach Jason Peplinski said of his third-ranked team, which won all but one game last season before falling to Royal in the third round of the Division I playoffs.
Quartz Hill has won three tournaments behind a huge front line led by 6-foot-4 senior Branden Butchart and 6-10 juniors Sahael Almuallem and Jared Corpening.
``My whole team is tall,'' Peplinski said.
Obviously, Peplinski couldn't be more confident.
However, he does have one concern: The possibility of a letdown letdown
1. the sudden flush of milk flow that occurs when the calf begins to suck or when milking commences in a properly prepared cow. Depends for its occurrence on the release of oxytocin from the pituitary gland in response to massage of the teats and udder. .
``The bottom line is we have a good team, but I am sure everybody wants to beat us,'' he said.
Peplinski believes his team might be even better in a different league, although he acknowledged that Highland is good and so is Littlerock, which beat Quartz Hill last year but lost most of its best players.
``We don't get to play teams like Royal and Harvard-Westlake except one night a year,'' Peplinski said. ``They get to play each other and teams like them every week.''
However, the Rebels are getting it done. And Butchart, averaging a misleading seven kills because Quartz Hill is winning in so few games, is the key.
``That kid is a stud,'' Peplinski said. ``He is going to go to a Division I college, maybe Irvine, maybe UCSD UCSD University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, California)
UCSD User Centered System Design
UCSD Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District (Illinois)
UCSD Ultra Cool Sexy Dudes .''
Other matches: In other Golden League matches this week, Palmdale hosts Antelope Valley, and Littlerock travels to Lancaster on Wednesday.
In Friday's matchups, Palmdale is at Littlerock, Highland hosts Antelope Valley and Quartz Hill travels to Lancaster.
All matches begin at 6 p.m.
Tourney tourney: see tournament. time: Antelope Valley participates in the Mayfair tournament in Lakewood on Saturday.
Quartz Hill goes for its fourth tourney title at the Tournament of Champions on April 17 at Cal State Northridge.
Palmdale also will play in the Tournament of Champions.
PHOTO Matt Veater and the Palmdale volleyball team face A.V. and Littlerock this week.
Hans Gutknecht/Daily News