Augusta's 8th-grade A volleyball team took third place at the Pioneer League tournament in Buhler Saturday.

The Bluejays started the day with a nail-biting three-set loss to Valley Center 17-25, 25-11, 11-15. They bounced back for their first win of the day by beating Haysville with ease 25-8, 25-8.

Augusta then beat Prairie Hills 25-20, 25-11 to advance to the third-place match. There, the Bluejays beat a tough Eisenhower squad 25-20, 26-2 to clinch third.

The 7th-grade A team lost a heartbreaker to Goddard. The Bluejays won the first set before Goddard won two close sets for a 13-25, 25-23, 16-14 win. The 7th graders then lost to Eisenhower 25-15, 25-20 in their final match of the season.