By Ryan Divish/Havre Daily News Sports Editorfirstname.lastname@example.org
The Bridger Scouts, the 2003 Class C state volleyball champion, dominated this year's all-state volleyball squad, placing four players on the first-team. State tournament most valuable player Kylee Zent and teammate Jessica Koch were named first-team hitters, while Marci Mudd and Savana Johnston earned first-team setting honors.
Chester's Courtney Fraser was named to the first-team as a defensive specialist and also picked up second-team honors as a hitter. Fraser, a senior, was the only District 6C player to earn all-state honors.
Fraser was one of three players from the district champion Coyotes to earn all-conference honors. Junior Shawnee Norick and sophomore Mary DeVries were also named to the all-conference team.
6C runner-up Blue Sky also had three players selected. Seniors Lindsay Anderson and Holly Haas along with junior Kaila Warren were named all-conference.
The Box Elder Bears had seniors Connie Menard and Codi Raining Bird and junior Ashley Parisian earn all-conference honors, while Rocky Boy had seniors Allie Sunchild, Charmayne Four Colors and Cece Corcoran named to the team.
J-I placed junior Katie O'Neil and freshman Hannah Pimley, while KG had senior Cady Arifin and junior Whitney Hanson on the all-conference squad. The 6C team was rounded out by Big Sandy junior Raynee Pearson and Sunburst seniors Amanda Nagy and Brianna Gillund.
Class C All-State
Kylee Zent, sr., Bridger
Sara Zerbe, sr., Lustre Christian
Dani Henderson, so., Saco-Hinsdale
Alli Jones, jr., Harlowton
Kaci Switzer, sr., Richey
Jessica Koch, sr., Bridger
Missy Wells, sr., Dutton-Brady
Marci Mudd, jr., Bridger
Staci Pederson, sr., Harlowton
Sarah Zerbe, sr., Lustre Christian
Courtney Fraser, sr., Chester
Savana Johnston, sr., Bridger
Brianna Smith, sr., Dutton-Brady
Hitters - Courtney Fraser, Chester; Brianna Smith, Dutton-Brady; Jayme Sievers, sr., Hysham; Aaron Fjeld, jr., Saco-Hinsdale; Holly Horpestad, sr., Shields Valley; Savana Johnston, sr., Bridger.
Setters - Kelcie DePuydt, fr., Saco-Hinsdale; Luanne Toews, jr., Lustre Christian.
Def. specialists - Cassie Wertz, sr., Shields Valley; Ariel Orcutt, jr., Bridger; Kayla Wruck, jr., Harlowton; Dani Henderson, Saco-Hinsdale.
Honorable mention - Melissa Bakosh, S, Shields Valley; Lindsey Byerly, H, Joliet; Heather Dunkerson, DS, Philipsburg; Jennifer Jares, DS, Bridger; Lindsey Nicholis, DS, Twin Bridges; Erin Ransford, S, Philipsburg; Carly Raska, H, Belt; Tiara Sewell, DS, Twin Bridges; Morgan Werst, H, Noxon; Megan Wichman, H, Belt.
DISTRICT 6C ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Chester - Courtney Fraser, sr., Shawnee Norick, jr., Mary DeVries, soph.
Blue Sky - Lindsay Anderson, sr., Kaila Warren, jr., Holly Haas, sr.
Box Elder - Connie Menard, sr., Ashley Parisian, jr., Codi Raining Bird, sr.
Big Sandy - Raynee Pearson, jr.
Sunburst - Brianna Gillund, sr., Amanda Nagy, sr.
J-I - Hannah Pimley, fr., Katie O'Neil, jr.
Rocky Boy - Allie Sunchild, sr., Charmayne Four Colors, sr., CeCe Corcoran, sr.
KG - Cady Arifin, sr., Whitney Hanson, jr.