On Saturday,Hoopeston Area travelled to Blue Ridge High School in Farmer City, IL to participate in their Early Bird Varsity Invitational. The Cornjerkers returned home with the first place trophy with a record of 5-0. Hoopeston started the day by downing Lowpoint-Washburn 25-9, 25-14, followed by Urbana Uni High (25-18, 25-13), a tenacious match with Champaign Judah Christian (21-25, 25-18, 15-10), and Donovan (25-4, 25-16). They took the championship match in two sets from Villa Grove 25-21, 25-18. Seniors Bre Crose and Logan Watson were named to the all-tournament team, and they were aided by the invaluable contributions of the entire team. Hoopeston returns to action Thursday at home against Fisher.