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Pirates have three on all-star first team

Phoenix placed three players on the Skyline Conference volleyball all-star first team, and coach Candace Leidecker shared the honor as the top mentor.

The Pirates tied Hidden Valley for first place with a 9-1 record and went 15-4 overall. They were defeated in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs.

First-team picks for Phoenix were seniors Adriana Mereida-Ford and Sydney Amundsen and junior Karlie Richardson.

Hidden Valley senior McKenzie Cushman was selected player of the year, and the Mustangs’ Rick Jackson shared the coaching honor with Leidecker.

Skyline Conference All-Stars

First Team

McKenzie Cushman, sr., Hidden Valley; Jamie Raska, sr., Hidden Valley; Adriana Mereida-Ford, sr., Phoenix; Sydney Amundsen, sr., Phoenix; Karlie Richardson, jr., Phoenix; Viviana Rodriguez, sr., Henley; Haleigh Wagman, jr., North Valley.

Player of the year: McKenzie Cushman, sr., Hidden Valley.

Coaches of the year: Robert Jackson, Hidden Valley, and Candace Leidecker, Phoenix.

Second Team

Ashley Heeter, sr., Hidden Valley; Katie Allen, jr., Hidden Valley; Bailee Tally, sr., Phoenix; Teagen Whisler, sr., Henley; Mackenzie Brown, jr., Henley; Taryn King, jr., North Valley; Jordan Newman, sr., Klamath Union.

Honorable Mention

Brooke Lomica, jr., Hidden Valley; Ashley Hyde, sr., Hidden Valley; Kenzie Martin, sr., Hidden Valley; Lyzett Gutierrez, jr., Phoenix; Olivia Young, jr., Phoenix; Jensen Haigh, sr., Henley; Alyssa Hensley, jr., Henley; Ambur DeChenne, jr., North Valley; Autumn Westergen, jr., North Valley; Caitlyn Hamel, jr., Mazama; Allison Wood, jr., Mazama; Mercedez Paschal, jr., Mazama; Carissa Chokalous, jr., Klamath Union.

All-Defensive Team

Megan York, sr., Hidden Valley; Bailee Tally, sr., Phoenix; Alyssa Hensley, jr., Henley; Haleigh Wagman, jr., North Valley; Brooklyn Gregory, sr., Klamath Union.