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High School Volleyball - 2012

Jackson's Hannah Hicks goes up for a block in the first game against Bellarmine Prep Tuesday evening in Mill Creek.

Jackson's Hannah Hicks goes up for a block in the first game against Bellarmine Prep Tuesday evening in Mill Creek. (Annie Mulligan / For The Herald)

Jackson High School's Haley Thompson and Payton Locknane go up for a block in the second game against Bellarmine Prep Tuesday evening in Mill Creek.

Jackson High School's Haley Thompson and Payton Locknane go up for a block in the second game against Bellarmine Prep Tuesday evening in Mill Creek. (Annie Mulligan / For The Herald)

Jackson's Miah Diirell hits a ball past a Bellarmine Prep player Tuesday evening in Mill Creek.

Jackson's Miah Diirell hits a ball past a Bellarmine Prep player Tuesday evening in Mill Creek. (Annie Mulligan / For The Herald)

Jackson's Payton Locknane celebrates after winning their second game against Bellarmine Prep Tuesday evening in Mill Creek.

Jackson's Payton Locknane celebrates after winning their second game against Bellarmine Prep Tuesday evening in Mill Creek. (Annie Mulligan / For The Herald)

Lake Stevens' Christina James (5) blocks a shot by Stanwood's Rebecca Hardenbrook.

Lake Stevens' Christina James (5) blocks a shot by Stanwood's Rebecca Hardenbrook. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Lake Stevens' Kendall Swanson digs out a ball in the second game.

Lake Stevens' Kendall Swanson digs out a ball in the second game. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Lake Stevens' Molli Drivdahl (7) tries to fist the ball over Stanwood's Jillian Jacobs (8) and Rebecca Hardenbrook (right) in the first game.

Lake Stevens' Molli Drivdahl (7) tries to fist the ball over Stanwood's Jillian Jacobs (8) and Rebecca Hardenbrook (right) in the first game. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Lake Stevens' Emily Vandegrift (12) hits a shot between Stanwood's Natalie Sulantay (left) and Carlee VanLier (right).

Lake Stevens' Emily Vandegrift (12) hits a shot between Stanwood's Natalie Sulantay (left) and Carlee VanLier (right). (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Lake Stevens' McKayla Huntley (10) hits the ball while Stanwood's Carlee VanLier (left) tries to block it in the second game.

Lake Stevens' McKayla Huntley (10) hits the ball while Stanwood's Carlee VanLier (left) tries to block it in the second game. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Stanwood's Carlee VanLier (10) and Rebecca Hardenbrook (15) attempt to block a shot by Lake Stevens' Kahlia Kelliher.

Stanwood's Carlee VanLier (10) and Rebecca Hardenbrook (15) attempt to block a shot by Lake Stevens' Kahlia Kelliher. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Stanwood's Natalie Sulantay (4) tries to rip a shot past Lake Stevens blocker Emily Ball.

Stanwood's Natalie Sulantay (4) tries to rip a shot past Lake Stevens blocker Emily Ball. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Lake Stevens' Christina James (5) and Kendall Swanson (4) attempt to block a shot in the second game.

Lake Stevens' Christina James (5) and Kendall Swanson (4) attempt to block a shot in the second game. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)


McKayla Huntley of Lake Stevens (center) spikes the ball as Bailey Armbruster (left) and Paige Helms of Snohomish attempt to block the shot during their game at Lake Stevens High School on Thursday. Lake Stevens beat Snohomish 3-1.

McKayla Huntley of Lake Stevens (center) spikes the ball as Bailey Armbruster (left) and Paige Helms of Snohomish attempt to block the shot during their game at Lake Stevens High School on Thursday. Lake Stevens beat Snohomish 3-1. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Emily Ball (left) and Christiana James of Lake Stevens guard the net during their game against Snohomish at Lake Stevens High School on Thursday. Lake Stevens beat Snohomish 3-1.

Emily Ball (left) and Christiana James of Lake Stevens guard the net during their game against Snohomish at Lake Stevens High School on Thursday. Lake Stevens beat Snohomish 3-1. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


McKayla Huntley of Lake Stevens is greeted by her teammates as her name is announced before their game against Snohomish at Lake Stevens High School on Thursday. Lake Stevens beat Snohomish 3-1.

McKayla Huntley of Lake Stevens is greeted by her teammates as her name is announced before their game against Snohomish at Lake Stevens High School on Thursday. Lake Stevens beat Snohomish 3-1. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Malia Matthews of Snohomish (center)  blocks Christiana James's shot of Lake Stevens during their game at Lake Stevens High School on Thursday. Lake Stevens beat Snohomish 3-1.

Malia Matthews of Snohomish (center) blocks Christiana James's shot of Lake Stevens during their game at Lake Stevens High School on Thursday. Lake Stevens beat Snohomish 3-1. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


The Lake Stevens Girls Volleyball team cheers before their game against Snohomish at Lake Stevens High School on Thursday. Lake Stevens beat Snohomish 3-1.

The Lake Stevens Girls Volleyball team cheers before their game against Snohomish at Lake Stevens High School on Thursday. Lake Stevens beat Snohomish 3-1. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Paige Helms of Snohomish is greeted by her teammates as her name is announced before their game against Lake Stevens at Lake Stevens High School on Thursday. Lake Stevens beat Snohomish 3-1.

Paige Helms of Snohomish is greeted by her teammates as her name is announced before their game against Lake Stevens at Lake Stevens High School on Thursday. Lake Stevens beat Snohomish 3-1. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Ruby Mensing of Glacier Peak slams the ball at Casey Hynes of Mountlake Terrace during their game at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on Thursday. Glacier peak beat Mountlake 3-0.

Ruby Mensing of Glacier Peak slams the ball at Casey Hynes of Mountlake Terrace during their game at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on Thursday. Glacier peak beat Mountlake 3-0. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Madison Eich of Mountlake Terrace (left) prepares to hit the ball during her game against Glacier Peak at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on Thursday. Glacier peak beat Mountlake 3-0.

Madison Eich of Mountlake Terrace (left) prepares to hit the ball during her game against Glacier Peak at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on Thursday. Glacier peak beat Mountlake 3-0. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Kaelyn McKeehen (left) and Emily Nelson of Glacier Peak attempt to block a shot from Alicia Clingan (bottom) of Mountlake Terrace during their game at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on Thursday. Glacier peak beat Mountlake 3-0.

Kaelyn McKeehen (left) and Emily Nelson of Glacier Peak attempt to block a shot from Alicia Clingan (bottom) of Mountlake Terrace during their game at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on Thursday. Glacier peak beat Mountlake 3-0. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Maddi Ober of Glacier Peak slams the ball at Mountlake Terrace's blockers during their game at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on Thursday. Glacier peak beat Mountlake 3-0.

Maddi Ober of Glacier Peak slams the ball at Mountlake Terrace's blockers during their game at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on Thursday. Glacier peak beat Mountlake 3-0. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)

Kamiak players celebrate a point in the second game.

Kamiak players celebrate a point in the second game. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Kamiak's Maddison Young (right) digs out a ball while teammate Tiffany Nielson yells out in the first game.

Kamiak's Maddison Young (right) digs out a ball while teammate Tiffany Nielson yells out in the first game. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Jackson's Hannah Hicks (2) and Miah Diirell (3) eye the hit by Kamiak's Rian Larsen (8).

Jackson's Hannah Hicks (2) and Miah Diirell (3) eye the hit by Kamiak's Rian Larsen (8). (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Kamiak's Margaret Wallace (3) smashes a ball between Jackson's Hannah Hicks (2) and Miah Diirell (3).

Kamiak's Margaret Wallace (3) smashes a ball between Jackson's Hannah Hicks (2) and Miah Diirell (3). (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Jackson's Miah Diirell (3) digs out a ball in the second game.

Jackson's Miah Diirell (3) digs out a ball in the second game. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Jackson's Hannah Hicks (2) tries to get a ball over Kamiak blockers Kate Nantz (4) and Kathryn Anderson (11).

Jackson's Hannah Hicks (2) tries to get a ball over Kamiak blockers Kate Nantz (4) and Kathryn Anderson (11). (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Jackson's Haley MacDonald dives out of bounds to save a ball in the first game.

Jackson's Haley MacDonald dives out of bounds to save a ball in the first game. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Jackson's Hannah Hicks (2) tries to avoid the block of Kamiak's Maddison Young in the second game.

Jackson's Hannah Hicks (2) tries to avoid the block of Kamiak's Maddison Young in the second game. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)

Kamiak's Kate Nantz (4) gets a finger tip on a ball as she blocks at the net with teammate Danielle Smullin.

Kamiak's Kate Nantz (4) gets a finger tip on a ball as she blocks at the net with teammate Danielle Smullin. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald)


Emmy Allen of Jackson (middle) leaps across the court to spike the ball while Diedra Miller of Monroe (left) attempts to block during their championship game at Mountlake Terrace High School Thursday. Jackson beat Monroe 3-0 for the 4a district title.

Emmy Allen of Jackson (middle) leaps across the court to spike the ball while Diedra Miller of Monroe (left) attempts to block during their championship game at Mountlake Terrace High School Thursday. Jackson beat Monroe 3-0 for the 4a district title. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Haley Thomas of Jackson (right) slams the ball at Mia Adams (left) and Diedra Miller of Monroe (center) during their championship game at Mountlake Terrace High School Thursday. Jackson beat Monroe 3-0 for the 4a district title.

Haley Thomas of Jackson (right) slams the ball at Mia Adams (left) and Diedra Miller of Monroe (center) during their championship game at Mountlake Terrace High School Thursday. Jackson beat Monroe 3-0 for the 4a district title. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


The Jackson High School volleyball team celebrates after beating Monroe for the 4a district title at Mountlake Terrace High School Thursday. Jackson beat Monroe 3-0.

The Jackson High School volleyball team celebrates after beating Monroe for the 4a district title at Mountlake Terrace High School Thursday. Jackson beat Monroe 3-0. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Melina Seabrook of Monroe (left) spikes the ball over Hannah Hicks (middle) and Haley MacDonald of Jackson (right) during their championship game at Mountlake Terrace High School Thursday. Jackson beat Monroe 3-0 for the 4a district title.

Melina Seabrook of Monroe (left) spikes the ball over Hannah Hicks (middle) and Haley MacDonald of Jackson (right) during their championship game at Mountlake Terrace High School Thursday. Jackson beat Monroe 3-0 for the 4a district title. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Rian Larsen of Kamiak (center) slams the ball at Lake Stevens during their battle for third in the 4a district championships at Mountlake Terrace High School Thursday.

Rian Larsen of Kamiak (center) slams the ball at Lake Stevens during their battle for third in the 4a district championships at Mountlake Terrace High School Thursday. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Kate Nantz of Kamiak (center) slams the ball as Christiana James of Lake Stevens (right) attempts a block  during their battle for third in the 4a district championships at Mountlake Terrace High School Thursday.

Kate Nantz of Kamiak (center) slams the ball as Christiana James of Lake Stevens (right) attempts a block during their battle for third in the 4a district championships at Mountlake Terrace High School Thursday. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Jackson High School fans cheer as their volleyball team battles Monroe for the 4a district title at Mountlake Terrace High School Thursday. Jackson beat Monroe 3-0.

Jackson High School fans cheer as their volleyball team battles Monroe for the 4a district title at Mountlake Terrace High School Thursday. Jackson beat Monroe 3-0. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)


Monroe volleyball head coach April Munoz (center) encourages her team during their game against Jackson at Mountlake Terrace High School Thursday. Jackson beat Monroe 3-0 for the 4a district title.

Monroe volleyball head coach April Munoz (center) encourages her team during their game against Jackson at Mountlake Terrace High School Thursday. Jackson beat Monroe 3-0 for the 4a district title. (Joe Dyer / The Herald)

Glacier Peak's Kaelyn McKeehen (#18) and Caitlyn Johnson (#22) look to block during Glacier Peak's quarterfinal match against Southridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Glacier Peak lost the match.

Glacier Peak's Kaelyn McKeehen (#18) and Caitlyn Johnson (#22) look to block during Glacier Peak's quarterfinal match against Southridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Glacier Peak lost the match. (Mark Mulligan / The Herald)

Glacier Peak's Kaelyn McKeehen (#18) and Maddi Ober (#11) reach for a block during Glacier Peak's quarterfinal match against Southridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Glacier Peak lost the match.

Glacier Peak's Kaelyn McKeehen (#18) and Maddi Ober (#11) reach for a block during Glacier Peak's quarterfinal match against Southridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Glacier Peak lost the match. (Mark Mulligan / The Herald)

Glacier Peak's Caitlyn Johnson (#22) returns a ball during Glacier Peak's quarterfinal match against Southridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Glacier Peak lost the match.

Glacier Peak's Caitlyn Johnson (#22) returns a ball during Glacier Peak's quarterfinal match against Southridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Glacier Peak lost the match. (Mark Mulligan / The Herald)

The Grizzlies celebrate an early point during their quarterfinal match against Southridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Glacier Peak lost the match.

The Grizzlies celebrate an early point during their quarterfinal match against Southridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Glacier Peak lost the match. (Mark Mulligan / The Herald)

Glacier Peak's Kaelyn McKeehen celebrates a point during Glacier Peak's quarterfinal match against Southridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Glacier Peak lost the match.

Glacier Peak's Kaelyn McKeehen celebrates a point during Glacier Peak's quarterfinal match against Southridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Glacier Peak lost the match. (Mark Mulligan / The Herald)

Glacier Peak's Ruby Mensing celebrates a point during Glacier Peak's quarterfinal match against Southridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Glacier Peak lost the match.

Glacier Peak's Ruby Mensing celebrates a point during Glacier Peak's quarterfinal match against Southridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Glacier Peak lost the match. (Mark Mulligan / The Herald)

Jackson's Payton Locknane (#6) jumps for joy after scoring a point early in Jackson's quarterfinal match against Emerald Ridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Jackson won the match, advancing to the semi-finals on Saturday.

Jackson's Payton Locknane (#6) jumps for joy after scoring a point early in Jackson's quarterfinal match against Emerald Ridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Jackson won the match, advancing to the semi-finals on Saturday. (Mark Mulligan / The Herald)

Jackson's Taylor Mackay (#13) celebrate with her teammate after a point during Jackson's quarterfinal match against Emerald Ridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Jackson won the match, advancing to the semi-finals on Saturday.

Jackson's Taylor Mackay (#13) celebrate with her teammate after a point during Jackson's quarterfinal match against Emerald Ridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Jackson won the match, advancing to the semi-finals on Saturday. (Mark Mulligan / The Herald)

Jackson's Haley MacDonald (#14) and Hannah Hicks (#2) look to block during Jackson's quarterfinal match against Emerald Ridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Jackson won the match, advancing to the semi-finals on Saturday.

Jackson's Haley MacDonald (#14) and Hannah Hicks (#2) look to block during Jackson's quarterfinal match against Emerald Ridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Jackson won the match, advancing to the semi-finals on Saturday. (Mark Mulligan / The Herald)

Jackson's Payton Locknane reaches up to block Emerald Ridge's Tristyn Smith during Jackson's quarterfinal match against Emerald Ridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Jackson won the match, advancing to the semi-finals on Saturday.

Jackson's Payton Locknane reaches up to block Emerald Ridge's Tristyn Smith during Jackson's quarterfinal match against Emerald Ridge High School Friday evening in Lacey. Jackson won the match, advancing to the semi-finals on Saturday. (Mark Mulligan / The Herald)