The Piqua volleyball team will have the opportunity to rebound from a loss to Tippecanoe Thursday by putting the first half-point on the board in the competition for the Piqua-Sidney All-Sports Trophy.
The competition, which begins this year, will feature competition between the two schools 22 different sports.
All competitions will be head-to-head — with the exception of cheerleading, with the winner being determined by the highest finisher in the GWOC competition.
In sports where teams play twice — like volleyball — each game or match is worth half a point. In sports like football, where the teams play just once, a full point will be awarded to the winner.
With 22 sports involved, it will take 11.5 points to clinch the win.
Volleyball will kick things off, with Piqua traveling to Sidney Tuesday.
It will be just one of three competitions this week.
On Wednesday, boys and girls cross country will compete, with the race being one mile — while the boys golf team will travel to Shelby Oaks Thursday to play Sidney.
Then, there will be a break in the competition until Sept. 14, when the Piqua girls tennis team plays at Sidney.
Another big week kicks off Sept. 26, when the girls soccer team plays at Sidney.
On Sept. 27, the boys soccer team will host Sidney, on Sept. 29 the football team will host Sidney with the “Battered Helmet” on the line and on Sept. 30, the volleyball team will host Sidney.
The Fall Sports portion of the competition will wrap up on Dec. 3, when the Piqua and Sidney cheerleaders will compete at the GWOC competition.
On Thursday, the Lady Indians dropped to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in GWOC American play with a 25-10, 25-17, 25-21 loss to the Lady Red Devils.
Tylah Yeoman had 10 kills, Haley Michael pounded seven and Taylor Cavender added three.
Lauren Williams dished out 24 assists, while Kelsey Magoteaux had 21 digs.
Williams, Magoteaux and Navie Garber all served one ace.