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May’s on FIRE!

This past weekend was the annual May Fire! tournament out at Volleyball Beach.  If you’re not familiar with May Fire! think of it this way – the best beach volleyball players around make their way out to Martin City (south KC) and compete for thousands of dollars in prize money.  It’s easily the best beach volleyball you’ll see in the Midwest.

This year was no disappointment.  The battles were many, and it didn’t matter which team you were rooting for – you couldn’t help but be impressed when Continue reading May’s on FIRE!

The Start of a Legacy

Volleyball Beach Summer Power League Champs!It began innocently enough.

At a little after four o’clock on Saturday Team Katstra took to the blue court under a bright sun and blue skies with hardly a cloud in sight.  There was a light breeze blowing, cooling off the sweat that started to form as soon as we set foot on the 100-degree sand.  We all donned our sunglasses, did our stretches and performed our pre-game rituals – just like every other time we teamed up for a tourney.

We had high Continue reading The Start of a Legacy


Winner winner chicken dinner!

I love beach volleyball.

Sure, everyone who knows me is probably rolling their eyes right now, mumbling some sort of “seriously? you’re going down THAT road again?” commentary.  But I do love it – there are very few things in this world that I’d rather be doing on a Saturday afternoon than playing volleyball in the sand under a beautiful blue sky and a warm summer sun.

This weekend was no exception and thankfully Continue reading Three-peat…ish

The Fourth Annual ELLApalooza Bash

Team Sandy Six NinesIt’s hard to believe it’s been that long already, but it has – and like a fine whiskey it gets better as the years go by.

ELLApalooza turned four yesterday.

If you’re not acquainted with ELLApalooza you can check it out here (the web site) or here or here (The Paul Gillespie Experience).  But if you don’t want to click on the links the short is this: it’s consistently one of the best charity tournaments out at Volleyball Beach.

This year was Continue reading The Fourth Annual ELLApalooza Bash