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Canyon View tourney champs, San Rafael league champs

Canyon View Tourney champs. Back row: Abbie Kay, Danavin Reed, Katelin Mortensen, Chelcee Christensen, Shawnee Allred, Front row: DeAnn Jensen, Adriane Weihing, Candice Norton, Kamree Campbell, Brittany Hansen, Coach Bill Wright, rear.

The junior high volleyball season came to an end with the final tourney at Mont Harmon. San Rafael Lady Bulldogs received the trophy as league champions and the Canyon View Lady Cougars won the tournament to become the tournament champs.

Coach Bill Wright from Canyon View said, "This was one of the greatest championship teams ever. In my mind and heart they were champions way before they actually won the tournament. I consider them champions because of their work ethic, coachability, and the quality of the individuals they are. They are great young ladies.

"In the tournament they not only showed they were great individuals, but that they could come together as a team. Everyone was vital in winning the championship. This year we were led by captain Adriane Weihing who was truly an inspiration not only by her expert skill, but by her determination to be the best. Assistant captains Kamree Campbell, and Candice Norton made up the back bone of the team with Kamree's excellent spiking and Candice's precise passing.

San Rafael junior high league champs: front, Jodi Robertson, Lacey Montgomery, Shelby Huntington, Sierra Bridgewater, middle: Shelby Mason, Brooke Jensen, Danee Merrell, Taylor Jewkes, Tiffany Tuttle, Courtney Tuttle, Jessica Murray, Taylor Mann, back: Coach Layne Hales, Taylor Ockey, Manager, Jennifer Stinson, Kristin Weber, Nikki Rogers, Adrianne Huntington, Markette Tanner, Tylnn Webster, assistant coach, Terry Seely.

"Also critical to our success was the setting of Chelcee Christensen and Danavan Reed. Leading passers were DeAnn Jensen, Katelin Mortensen, Chelcee Christensen, and Brittany Hansen. It was a joy and an honor to have coached this fine group of athletes," said Coach Wright.

During the tournament, Canyon View beat Mont Harmon in four tough games. Canyon View and San Rafael matched up and San Rafael won the first game 28-27, then Canyon View won a game and San Rafael came back to win the match in five games. Canyon View then played Mont Harmon again and beat them in four games. This put San Rafael and Canyon View back in contention for the championship. Canyon View won San Rafael in four highly contested games. Then the two teams had to match up again because they each had one loss. San Rafael won the first game and then Canyon View took the next three games for the championship.

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