Hot Ticket: Tech VB hits the road, FB scrimmages

Following is a run down of all the local sports action on the docket for Thursday, Aug. 23.

College volleyball
Montana Tech at Spokane tournament

Two days after starting the season with a non-conference win at Montana Western, the Montana Tech volleyball team will be extremely busy this weekend. Starting Thursday night, the Orediggers will also be facing some stiff competition.

Tech will play five matches over three days at the Red Lion Cascade/Frontier Challenge.

The Orediggers take on Corban College at 7 p.m. Thursday. Friday, Tech plays Eastern Oregon at 10 a.m. before taking on Northwest University (Wash.) at 2 p.m.

Tech will wrap up the tournament Saturday against Evergreen State at noon and Warner Pacific College at 2.

College football
Montana Tech scrimmage, 6 p.m.

The Orediggers will get in their final practice game of the preseason at Alumni Coliseum.

Several position battles will be settled as the Orediggers begin final preparations for their Sept. 1 home opener against Eastern Oregon.