Eagle River wins JIVE tournament

Juneau-Douglas High School put two players on the 2012 All-Tournament team, the Thunder Mountain Falcons one, and although the Crimson Bears went into the final single elimination bracket play as the number one seed, they fell to the fourth seeded West Valley Wolfpack 25-17, 22-25, and 15-12 in their opening match and were eliminated.


“It was nice to have the out of town teams come in and play,” JDHS coach Lesslie Knight said. “We see Petersburg and Ketchikan during the season but it is always fun to have an Anchorage and Fairbanks team come down.”

All-Tournament selection Chelsea Peterson led the Crimson Bears with 37 attacks in the tournament loss and put down12 kills, had 28 passes, and seven serve attempts with three aces. All-Tournament selection Gracie Meiners had 11 attacks with two kills, three blocks, 14 service attempts with two aces and nine digs; Cora Bontrager led the Crimson Bears with 18 service attempts, three aces and seven digs; Kayla Balovich had 19 attacks with five kills and six services; Sally Paul had four digs, Rachel Doogan nine attacks, three digs, three kills and one block; Kaitlin Fagerstrom had two kills and one block; Maddie Mckeown one kill and one block; Tori Fogg and Amberli Fitka one dig; and Brandi Hall three blocks.

“We could have done better,” Knight said. “We played very well but what we noticed, and admired, with Eagle River and West Valley was that they really talked a lot and that caused their energy level to be much higher. Communication, energy and better movement

The Falcons were eliminated in their bracket play with a first round loss to West Anchorage.

JIVE play began with round-robin play in three pools. After pool play the teams were seeded by record into a single elimination bracket.

In the bracket play West Valley (4th) defeated Haines (5th) 25-15, 21-25, 15-5 in the first round, Eagle River (6th) defeated Sitka (3rd) 25-18, 25-23, and West Anchorage (2nd) defeated Thunder Mountain (7th) 20-25, 25-19, 16-14. Unseeded Petersburg (8th) beat unseeded Ketchikan (9th) 14-25, 25-19, and 17-15.

In the semifinals West Valley toppled JDHS (1st), and Eagle River beat West Anchorage 25-21 and 30-28.

Eagle River defeated West Valley 25-17 and 25-16 for the JIVE Championship.

The 2012 JIVE All-Tournament team are Gracie Meiners and Chelsea Peterson (Juneau-Douglas), Kylie Ibias (Thunder Mountain), Elexa Walker and Morgen Wohrle (Eagle River), Samantha Crawford and Missy Spaulding (West Valley), Diana Lobontiu (West Anchorage), Stefania Potrzuski (Sitka), Alisha Young (Haines), Jael Swanson (Petersburg) and Jayley Taylor (Ketchikan).

First Round Pool Play results:

Lap Pool - Ketchikan (1 win 3 losses), Sitka (3-1), West Valley (2-2).

KTN vs. SIT 24-26, 23-25; KTN vs. WV 11-25, 25-19; SIT vs. WV 25-21, 20-25.

Tide Pool - Eagle River (0-4), Haines (2-2), JDHS (4-0).

ER vs. HNS 0-25, 0-25 forfeits; ER vs. JDHS 0-25, 0-25 forfeits; HNS vs. JDHS 18-25, 17-25.

Wave Pool - Petersburg (1-3), TMHS (2-2), West Anchorage (3-1).

PSG vs. TMHS 15-25, 17-25; PSG vs. WA 25-22, 22-25; TMHS vs. WA 22-25, 9-25.

Second Round Pool Play results:

Gold Pool - Sitka (3-5), JDHS (8-0), West Anchorage (5-3), Haines 1-7), West Valley (3-5).

SIT vs. JDHS 17-25, 19-25; SIT vs. WA 15-25, 26-24; SIT vs. HNS 14-25, 25-15; SIT vs. WV 25-13, 18-25; JDHS vs. WA 25-14, 25-21; JDHS vs. HNS 25-22, 25-15; JDHS vs. WV 25-12, 25-18; WA vs. HNS 29-27, 27-25; WA vs. WV 25-16, 26-24; HNS vs. WV 12-25, 16-25.

Silver Pool - TMHS (3-3), Ketchikan (1-5), Eagle River (6-0), Petersburg (2-4).

TMHS vs. KTN 25-23, 25-23; TMHS vs. ER 19-25, 18-25; TMHS vs. PSG 23-2, 25-23; KTN vs. ER 11-25, 18-25; KTN vs. PSG 25-21, 24-26; ER vs. PSG 25-22, 25-22.


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