2011 state champion: Century
2011 District Three champion: Skyview
Teams to watch:
Skyview seems to be in the conversation every season, as the Hawks have won six of the past eight district championships and return all but one starter from last years state runner-up team.
Bishop Kelly, last years district runner-up, and Kuna each have two starters back.
Middleton struggled with injuries last season, but hopes to contend with three returning starters as well as senior Maya Ah You, who missed last season with a knee injury.
Emmett should be in the mix for a state tournament berth.
Players to watch: Bishop Kelly setter Makayla Lundin and outside hitter Rachel Greiner; Emmetts Jaydon Wilkerson; Kuna middles Elizabeth Garcia and Kaitlynn Vincent; Middleton outside Samantha Bentley, middle DRae Tullock and setter Angelique Arredondo; Mountain Home outside Selena Foster, middle/opposite Emma Wegner and opposite Dakota Dean; Skyview libero Lily Austin, opposite/middle Kiarra Rowe and middle Rochelle Sever.
Games to watch: Kuna at Emmett, 6:30 p.m., Sept. 18; Bishop Kelly at Skyview, 6:30 p.m., Sept. 20; Middleton at Skyview, 6:30 p.m., Oct. 2.