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All-Star volleyball match loaded with super-starters

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ST. IGNATIUS – Fifteen outstanding volleyball players from across the Mission Valley Monday night were given a last chance to wear their uniforms and showcase their talents.

Arlee Scarlets’ senior Bryndle Goyins said getting to play one last high school volleyball game and “being able to play with girls from all of the schools I have competed against through the years” were some of her memorable highlights from the game.

The fourth annual Mission Valley All Star Volleyball Game was hosted at the Mission High School gym. Event organizer Annie Morigeau came up with the idea four years ago to have an all-star game much like all the other sports, to give the valley’s volleyballers an opportunity to put their talents on display.

“I love that Mission put together the event to highlight and recognize some of the local athletes and their athletic talent,” said Charla Lake, coach of Ronan Maidens’ Volleyball and All Star Team B.

Players were chosen from each high school in the area, nominated by their coaches based on individual and team successes. The players then were then assigned to either Team A or Team B to achieve competitive balance.

Team B won the battle of the all-stars, defeating Team A in five hard-fought sets: 25-21, 27-25, 20-25, 19-25 and 13-15.

“It was great that the match went five games,” Mission Lady Bulldogs’ coach Kendal Anderson said. “It truly was a great group of girls playing and there were some exciting volleys. All of the games were close so the teams were matched up pretty evenly, which led to some great games.”

Lee Camel had 13 kills and 12 blocks for Team A. Carly Hergett added 13 kills and 10 blocks, Karly Lawson had 25 assists and two aces, Bryndle Goyins chipped in with 26 digs.

Team B’s Hayley Fyant had 16 kills and 12 digs, Abby Yocum had 12 kills and six blocks and Shaina Snyder 20 assists and three aces in the winning effort.

All-stars selected to Team A were Lee Camel of Ronan, a middle blocker; Arianna Rossi of Mission, a middle blocker; Karly Lawson of Hot Springs, a setter; Libero Nalani Linsebigler of Mission; Carley Hergett of Arlee, a middle blocker; Bryndle Goyins of Arlee, an outside hitter; Kaitlyn Cox of Charlo, an outside hitter; and coach Cammie Evenson of Charlo.

Selected to Team B were Alicia Camel of Ronan, a middle blocker; Addison Arlint of Mission, a middle blocker; Shaina Snyder of Ronan, a setter; Teaira Truman of Charlo, a setter; Haley Fyant of Polson, an outside hitter; Ran’Dee Charlo of Mission, a defensive specialist; Abby Yocum of Arlee, a middle blocker; Stacy Gray of Hot Springs, an outside hitter and coach Charla Lake of Ronan.

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