FRUITLAND — With the season over, the state runner-up Fruitland volleyball team was also sent home with some all-Snake River Valley hardware.

For the third season in a row, Fruitland’s Swiss Army knife Kate Hardy was named the Snake River Valley’s Player of the Year. The Dixie State University-bound middle blocker played all over the court for the Grizzlies this fall, often leading the team in kills, blocks and digs.

Fruitland coach Rena Sitz was named the Coach of the Year.

Fruitland senior outside hitter Sage McDaniel and sophomore setter Chanler O’Neil were also given first team honors.

Along with O’Neil, the Grizzlies showed that they have more in the tank next year as two underclassmen also picked up second team all-league honors. Junior defensive specialist Madison Scott and freshman middle blocker Ellie Baker were both named to the second team.

Sophomore outside hitter Myah Gibb, Junior defender Maycee Grosvenor, senior wing Hailey Hershey, senior defender Ami Wall and senior setter Josey Wilson were all honorable mentions.


The Wolverines stunned the district as they battled to a dominant consolation win over Homedale then upset Parma in the SRV second-place game as they grabbed a berth in the state tournament.

Junior middle blocker Regan Doty was named to the all-league first team.

Senior outside hitter Grace Soulen was named to the all-league second team. Senior defender Ciana Fuller, junior libero Macey Buescher and senior defender Macy Moore were all honorable mentions.


The Pirates also had came home with all-league honors. Senior middle blocker Rachel Miller was give all-league first team honors.

Seniors Danielle Grant, Aeverie Burns and sophomore Sydney Dennison were all honorable mentions.

Nik Streng is the sports reporter for the Argus Observer. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2015 with a master's degree in journalism, after graduating from Pacific University in 2013 with a degree in creative writing.

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