After a long day in the office on May 13, what better time on a warm evening to walk a few blocks from the Alameda Journal to St. Joseph Notre Dame High School to catch a North Coast Section first-round boys volleyball game between the Pilots and visiting Head-Royce. Colleague Scott Strain was covering the game, giving me the chance to just stand back and observe. And what I saw was great! Lots of emotion. Great action on the court. And plenty of enthusiasm in the stands. Head-Royce eliminated the Pilots, then itself got eliminated a couple days later against Drake. But the volleyball was great. And so were the fans. Maybe the California Interscholastic Federation will begin to take notice. Boys volleyball deserves a state championship playoff series on par with the girls in the fall.