ANCHORAGE -- The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team didn't win a match at last weekend's Class 4A state volleyball tournament, but the Crimson Bears did leave Anchorage with a trophy.
Juneau won the team sportsmanship award for the Class 4A tournament. The award was presented after the Service Cougars claimed their second straight state title and third in four years with a 15-5, 15-3, 15-7 over the East Anchorage Thunderbirds Saturday night at West Anchorage High School. The Skyview Panthers won the team academic award with a combined 3.79 team GPA.
The Crimson Bears also had some individual players honored Saturday. Angie Mill was selected for the Class 4A all-tournament team, while Janina Pelayo and Sharon Villanueva were both named to the tournament's good sport team.
The fifth-place Craig Panthers also took home some hardware Saturday night as they won the Class 3A tournament's sportsmanship award. That award was presented following the Nikiski Bulldogs' 4-15, 15-10, 15-13, 4-15, 15-10 victory over the Valdez Buccaneers in Saturday night's championship match. The Cordova Wolverines claimed the Class 3A team academic award with a 3.77 team GPA.
Meggie Haydu of Craig was named to the Class 3A all-tournament team, where she was joined by Adrienne Taalak of Mount Edgecumbe. Emily Atland and Claire Blanc of Craig both made the tournament's good sport team, as did Taalak and Sara Squartsoff of Mount Edgecumbe.