Volleyball has a kind of rhythm to it. Close your eyes and listen.

Thunk! Thunk! Thunk! Thuh-thunk! Yaaaaayyyy!

W.W. King and Laurens Academy (2-4) played a battle royal Tuesday night. The Knights, a bit taller, prevailed in five sets: 25-22, 22-25, 25-20, 20-25 and 15-13.

The Crusaders won the middle-school contest with ease – 25-10, 25-13 – and trailed only briefly (3-4 in the latter set – all night to improve their record to 5-1.