When he was putting together his initial football staff at North Medford High, Mike Mitchell put a particularly different spin on his...
Prospect senior setter/right-side hitter Heather Lass and junior middle Taylor Bernhardt were named to the Mountain Valley League first team.
The others selected to the first team were Gilchrist's Ashley James, Hosanna Christian's Emma Thompson and Carly Bigby and Trinity Lutheran's Abbey Carpenter.
Prospect's Halee Hedgpeth, Trinity Lutheran's Katie Murphy, Paisley's Tess O'Leary and Jessica Arrington, Gilchrist's Denise Gordon and Hosanna Christian's Patty Ann Torrie were named to the second team.
Hosanna Christian's Sue Thompson was given coach of the year honors.
The Cougars (18-5) host Monument/Dayville (10-6) in the opening round of the Class 1A state playoffs at 7 p.m. tonight.