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VOLLEYBALL: Columbia Basin Conference all-league teams

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Published on November 21, 2017 12:01AM

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In this 2017 file photo, Weston-McEwen’s Chelsea Queampts and Hailey Weaver nearly collide while returning a volley in the TigerScots’ win against Pilot Rock in Athena. Quaempts and Weaver were one of four TigerScots to earn all-CBC selections.

Staff photo by E.J. Harris In this 2017 file photo, Weston-McEwen’s Chelsea Queampts and Hailey Weaver nearly collide while returning a volley in the TigerScots’ win against Pilot Rock in Athena. Quaempts and Weaver were one of four TigerScots to earn all-CBC selections.

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In this 2017 file photo, Weston-McEwen’s Hailey Weaver spikes the ball over Pilot Rock’s Abby Rigby in the TigerScot’s win against the Rockets  in Athena. Weaver and Rigby were both selected to the all-Columbia Basin Conference teams this week.

Staff photo by E.J. Harris In this 2017 file photo, Weston-McEwen’s Hailey Weaver spikes the ball over Pilot Rock’s Abby Rigby in the TigerScot’s win against the Rockets in Athena. Weaver and Rigby were both selected to the all-Columbia Basin Conference teams this week.

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In this 2017 file photo, Pilot Rock’s Grace Austin attempts to block a shot from Weston-McEwen’s Alyssa Finifrock in the TigerScot’s win against the Rockets in Athena. Austin and Finifrock were both selected to the all-Columbia Basin Conference teams released this week.

Staff photo by E.J. Harris In this 2017 file photo, Pilot Rock’s Grace Austin attempts to block a shot from Weston-McEwen’s Alyssa Finifrock in the TigerScot’s win against the Rockets in Athena. Austin and Finifrock were both selected to the all-Columbia Basin Conference teams released this week.

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In this 2017 file photo, Heppner’s Jacee Currin sets the ball in the Mustangs’ 3-1 win against the Rockets in Pilot Rock. Currin was selected to the all-Columbia Basin Conference second team.

Staff photo by E.J. Harris In this 2017 file photo, Heppner’s Jacee Currin sets the ball in the Mustangs’ 3-1 win against the Rockets in Pilot Rock. Currin was selected to the all-Columbia Basin Conference second team.

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In this 2017 file photo, Pilot Rock’s Siobhan Holman tips the ball over the net in the Rockets’ 3-1 loss to Heppner in Pilot Rock. Holman was an all-Columbia River Conference honorable mention selection.

Staff photo by E.J. Harris In this 2017 file photo, Pilot Rock’s Siobhan Holman tips the ball over the net in the Rockets’ 3-1 loss to Heppner in Pilot Rock. Holman was an all-Columbia River Conference honorable mention selection.

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In this 2017 file photo, Pilot Rock’s Grace Austin tips the ball into the block from Heppner’s Jenna McCollough in the Mustangs’ 3-1 win against the Rockets in Pilot Rock. Both Austin and McCullough were all-Columbia Basin Conference selections.

Staff photo by E.J. Harris In this 2017 file photo, Pilot Rock’s Grace Austin tips the ball into the block from Heppner’s Jenna McCollough in the Mustangs’ 3-1 win against the Rockets in Pilot Rock. Both Austin and McCullough were all-Columbia Basin Conference selections.

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After a mediocre season in 2016, the Heppner Mustangs volleyball team had a resurrection under first-year head coach Mindy Wilson. The Mustangs, who finished 13-13 overall and 2-6 in the Columbia Basin Conference, improved to a 19-10 overall record and a 7-1 mark in the CBC to tie Culver for the regular season title, and earned a No. 9 seed in the 2A state playoffs.

So it was no surprise to see the Mustangs tied with the district champion Bulldogs with five total all-district team selections, released shortly after the season.

Heppner led the district with three first team picks, including seniors Morgan Correa and Sophie Grant and freshman Sydney Wilson. Rounding out Heppner’s selections are junior Jacee Currin on second team and junior Jenna McCullough as an honorable mention.

Weston-McEwen, the 2016 state champion, earned four total selections with senior Alyssa Finifrock and junior Bryce Thul on first team and senior Chelsea Quaempts and junior Hailey Weaver on second team.

Pilot Rock also had four selections with senior Abby Rigby on first team, junior Grace Austin and senior Rhyanne Oates on second team and senior Siobhan Holman an honorable mention.

Stanfield’s lone selection was sophomore Kendra Hart as an honorable mention.

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Columbia Basin Conference

First Team

Margie Beeler, sr., Culver; Irma Retano, jr., Culver; Alyssa Finifrock, sr., Weston-McEwen; Morgan Correa, sr., Heppner; Sophie Grant, sr., Heppner; Bryce Thul, jr., Weston-McEwen; Abby Rigby, sr., Pilot Rock; Sydney Wilson, fr., Heppner.

Second Team

Catylynn Duff, sr., Culver; Maddie Miller, jr., Culver; Hailey Weaver, jr., Weston-McEwen; Jacee Currin, jr., Heppner; Grace Austin, jr., Pilot Rock; Rhyanne Oates, sr., Pilot Rock; Chelsea Quaempts, sr., Weston-McEwen.

Honorable Mention

Jenna McCullough, jr., Heppner; Allie Griffin, jr., Stanfield; Claire Bender, fr., Culver; Siobhan Holman, sr., Pilot Rock; Kendra Hart, so., Stanfield.











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