Crimson Bears edge Falcons in thriller

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Juneau-Douglas' assistant coach Dale Bontrager, center, shakes hands with Thunder Mountain's Head Coach Arnold Ibias at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Juneau-Douglas players celebrate their win over Thunder Mountain at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Juneau-Douglas' Leah Spargo, center, and Jessica Pierce, right, attempt to block a shot by Thunder Mountain's Maximina Saceda-Hurt at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Thunder Mountain's Mary Landes, right, attempts to save a block by Juneau-Douglas' Abby Meiners at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Juneau-Douglas' Abby Meiners, top, blocks a shot by Thunder Mountain's Mary Landes at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Thunder Mountain's Marissa Tanuvasa-Tuvaifale sets a ball against Juneau-Douglas at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Thunder Mountain's Head Coach Arnold Ibias roots for his team against Juneau-Douglas at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Thunder Mountain's Gabriella Sloan, right, puts away a shot with teammate Emma Kaelke at her side against Juneau-Douglas at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Juneau-Douglas' Cassie Dzinich, top, and Riley Stadt celebrate a point against Thunder Mountain at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Thunder Mountain's Audrey Welling, left, attempts to block a shot by Juneau-Douglas' Abby Meiners at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Thunder Mountain's Maximina Saceda-Hurt, left, attempts to block a shot by Juneau-Douglas' Cassie Dzinich at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Juneau-Douglas's Jessica Peirce, left, and Abby Meiners celebrate at point against Thunder Mountain at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Thunder Mountain's Audrey Welling, left, and Juneau-Douglas' Jessica Pierce attempt to control the ball at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Juneau-Douglas' Cassie Dzinich bumps the ball up against Thunder Mountain at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Thunder Mountain's Audrey Welling celebrates a point against Juneau-Douglas at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Juneau-Douglas' Skylar Hickok bumps the ball against Thunder Mountain at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Juneau-Douglas' Abby Meiners spikes the ball against Thunder Mountain's Mary Landes at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

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Juneau-Douglas's Leah Spargo spikes the ball against Thunder Mountain's Gabriella Sloan at TMHS on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. JDHS won 15-13 in the tiebreaking fifth game.

Description

When the Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain High School volleyball teams play each other, expect to go for a ride.

It was that way at the Region V Volleyball Championships last November. It was that way again on Tuesday night under the bright lights of the Thunderdome.

Over 10 months removed from last year’s regional tournament — in which four out of the seven sets played between JDHS and TMHS were decided by three or fewer points — the teams once more showed how evenly matched they are.

JDHS won in the five sets over Thunder Mountain: 25-14, 26-28, 22-25, 25-17, 15-13.

Read the rest of the story here.

Photos by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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