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Tigers receive all-league honors

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The Douglas Tigers celebrate their win over Spanish Springs last week in the Northern 4A Region semifinals. The win clinched the team's second state tournament in three years. Shown here are Sierra Sullivan (1), Talyn Jackson (23), Hailey Hughes (10), Taryn Allmett (16), Alex DeMaranville (22) and Isabelle Peterson (9).

Douglas High's Isabelle Peterson, Talyn Jackson and Anna Bertolone received first-team recognition on the recently announced all-Sierra League volleyball team.

Peterson and Jackson capped off a successful three-year varsity run this fall when Douglas compiled a 25-11 overall record, second-place finish in league and second-place at the region tournament.

Peterson, a 5-foot-10 senior who was a force in the middle all season, led the Tigers in kills with 300 (3.4 per set average) and blocks (63). Jackson, a 5-11 junior who has announced she will graduate a year early to play volleyball at Virginia Tech, quarterbacked the offense with 656 assists (7.5 per set), plus she led the team in service points (248), aces (84). She also ranked second in digs (221), third in kills (165) and third in blocks (53).

Bertolone, a 6-foot freshman, finished second on the team in kills (241).

Raychel Allen and Hailey Hughes were second-team all-league selections. Sierra Sullivan received honorable mention recognition. Hughes was second on the team in blocks (61) and fourth in kills (153).

Allen, a libero/defensive specialist who received all-league recognition for the third straight year, led the team in digs (319).

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The awards were based on voting of the coaches.

Note: Bertolone has some family ties to volleyball that are noteworthy, since her cousin, Patrice Arrington, was a four-time USA National Team member (1997-99 and 2005) as well as an AVCA All-American outside hitter for the Oklahoma Sooners. Arrington played professional volleyball for 10 years.