Juneau boys volleyball team beats Porter Creek High in Whitehorse
Senior power hitter Brett Rielly notched 19 kills and four blocks Saturday as the Juneau-Douglas High School boys volleyball club team swept Porter Creek 25-23, 25-22, 26-24 in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.
The club team, which isn't sponsored by the high school, played several other matches against high school teams in Whitehorse, but results weren't available. The Porter Creek match was the main match, assistant coach Adam Peterson wrote in an e-mail.
Junior middle blocker Bryan Rider added 11 kills and five blocks for the Crimson Bears, who were missing two senior starters - setter Robbie Hickok and middle blocker Richard Millay - on the trip. Hickok and Rielly both played on Team Alaska at the 2004 Arctic Winter Games, so "missing Robbie Hickok was a big blow to the team," Peterson wrote.
Besides Rielly and Rider, other players on the trip included senior power hitter Daniel Leder, senior setter-defensive specialist Ryan Hart, junior setter-power hitter Brenden Doyle, junior middle blocker Raleigh Bartholomew and freshman power hitter Andrew Hart.
"Raleigh played on the upper team for the first time and made strong contributions with his blocking," Peterson wrote. "The very athletic Brenden played on the upper team for the first time, too, with some amazing digs. Both played very well with a lot more competitive play."
The boys volleyball club has four teams competing in the local Parks and Rec men's volleyball leagues and they are coached by Becky Robertson, Tim Adair and Peterson. Practices are at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the high school, and matches are from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.
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