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SVVC team wins Bordertown Showdown in Priest River

by JOSH McDONALD
Local Editor | January 22, 2024 1:00 AM

PRIEST RIVER –– A dominant all-around performance helped guide the Silver Valley Volleyball Club 14U squad to a championship at the Bordertown Showdown last weekend at Priest River-Lamanna High School. 

Hosted by the River City Volleyball Club and featuring several club teams from across the North Idaho and Eastern Washington regions, the competitive tournament featured the future stars of the three Silver Valley high schools. 

“The team is made up of Silver Valley girls 12 to 14 years old,” SVVC coach Felicia Cassidy said. We have some who have played club previously and some who are new to volleyball. The club has a total of six teams ranging from ages 10 to 17.” 

The SVVC players stuffed the stat sheet on their way to the gold with Addie Sawyer and Kam McDonald each totaling 11 aces, and Aleah Philp and Callie Clark each finishing with 17 kills. MaryAnn Mosier finished her weekend with a 40% ace percentage from the serving line.  

They weren’t the only players who stood out, Hadley Bush (11 kills), Briar Chrisman (six kills), Destiny Hurd (three kills), and Taylor O’Mahoney (one kill) all made their impacts felt throughout the tournament. 

Of the nine members of the SVVC 14U team, eight of them will be freshmen at Kellogg High School this fall, where once again coach Stephanie Batchelder will look to reload as opposed to where many programs have to rebuild. 

The club volleyball circuit runs through April.