Miles' Riddle and Kalina named All District
The All-District 7-2A All-District volleyball selections were announced on November 23. Two Miles Bulldogs players were name to the First Team; Senior Kinsley Riddle and junior Allie Kalina.
The Lady Dogs had a tough rebuilding year with all of their starting seniors graduating in May. They leave a lot of new talent to be developed on the team. Last season Miles went 29-10 overall and 10-2 in district. This season wasn't as kind to them as they went 7-13 overall and 6-7 in district. The season started out tough for the ladies as they started off with 8 straight losses. The team built from the positives and gelled as the COVID- nterrupted season wore on. The ladies went 5-5 in their last 10 games, a vast improvement from the start of the season. Two of those losses were to powerhouse Veribest team that only dropped 2 games all season. Veribest made it 4-rounds into the playoffs before falling to Sterling City, who would then fall to Blum 3-0.
While Kalina and Riddle were the First Team selections, there were 4 other player selected to Second Team and Honorable Mention, respectively: Jessica Hinds, Regan Smithwick, and Whitney Halfmann were Second Team while Katelynn Graves won Honorable Mention.
All-District honors went to:
MVP: Kalysta Minton-Holland, Sr., Water Valley
Newcomer of the Year: Emily Jackson, Fresh., Bronte
Hitter of the Year: Katelyn Powell, Sr., Bronte
Setter of the Year: Hailey Abbott, Sr., Veribest; Saige Busby, Sr., Bronte
Blocker of the Year: Kyzrie Shields, Jr., Water Valley
Defensive Specialist of the Year: Emery Sears, Soph., Water Valley
Thalia Castaneda, Jr., Bronte; Cora Blackwell, Soph., Veribest; Emillie Ramirez, Sr., Paint Rock; Alyssa Urbantke, Soph., Water Valley; Taleya James, Jr., Colorado City; Kinsley Riddle, Sr., Miles; Lexi Shield, Sr., Colorado City; Bella Halfmann, Sr., Veribest; Allie Kalina, Jr., Miles; Kennadi Wheeless, Jr., Veribest; Kylie Bradley, Jr., Water Valley
Olivia Abbott, Soph., Veribest; Callie Briley, Soph., Veribest; Kynlea Foltz, Jr., Water Valley; Aly Greebon, Fresh., Water Valley; Jessica Hinds, Soph., Miles; Regan Smithwick, Jr., Miles; Whitney Halfmann, Jr., Miles; Emily Crawford, Soph., Water Valley; Saeja Barlow, Sr., Loraine
Olfen (Desiree Medina, Regan McGill, Lavelle Barrera, Jazmin Cecilio); Water Valley (Ashlyn Long, Natalie Treadaway); Miles (Katelynn Graves); Veribest (Meredith Robles); Paint Rock (Ashlynn Hall); Loraine (Raelon Walthall); Colorado City (Sterling Clanton, Alina Hernandez, Lina Rivera, Mallory Kern)