Naselle volleyball persevered

The Naselle High School volleyball squad rose to the challenge of an oddly timed, delayed season. Pictured, left to right, are head coach Bekah Wirkkala with Courtney Paul, Morgan Reitz, Kylee Tarabochia, Bella Colombo, Emma Colombo, Echo Cenci, Mia Watson, Peyton Dalton, Brynn Tarabochia, Kaylin Shrives, Lauren Katyrniuk, Hollie Haataia, Delaney Kregerud and assistant coach Hanna Higginbotham.

NASELLE — Five members of the Comets volleyball team were honored when the Columbia Valley League announced its all-league team.

The Naselle squad also earned the league’s team sportsmanship award, shared with Willapa Valley.

Four of the 14 athletes named all-league were from Naselle. They were seniors Hollie Haataia and Kylee Tarabochia, junior Peyton Dalton and sophomore Brynn Tarabochia.

Another sophomore, Kaylin Shrives, earned an honorable mention.

After a delayed and curtailed season, Naselle defeated Willapa Valley in the District 4 1B tournament and then fell to Three Rivers Christian in the semifinal. The Eagles were beaten by Mossyrock in the championship game.

Morgan Houghtelling, a senior at Mossyrock, was named the league’s most valuable player and Alex Nelson, also of Mossyrock, was named coach of the year.

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