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PHS volleyball team places third at regions, won't go to state


November 22, 2018

Photo curtesy of Jamie Cabral

The Petersburg High School Volleyball team after the region tournament in Metlakatla having won the tournament's Sportsmanship Award. Back row from left to right: Nina McCay, Inez Larson, Kennedy Conn, Tiare Simbahon, Martha Johnson, Gillian Wittstock,  Kaili Simbahon and Allie Davis. Front row from left to right: Aaliyah Felizardo, Sage Johnston, Julie Olsen and Tatum Hagerman. Additionally, Wittstock, Simbahon and Johnson made the All-Academic Team, Davis and Wittstock received the Good Spirit Award and McCay and Johnson made the All-Conference Team.

At the Region Five tournament over the weekend, the Petersburg High School varsity volleyball team came in third place, just one place short of attending the state championship tournament in Anchorage in two weeks.

"I wish we could have gone on to the next one, but for the young group that we had, they really, really learned a lot and I think they grew a lot," said head coach Jaime Cabral. "Their volleyball IQ got better. I couldn't be happier with the progression that they made. They kept getting better every single weekend."

Petersburg started off the tournament playing against Haines and...

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