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Priest River second in State 3A volleyball; Lewiston wins 5A title

Fruitland beat Priest River twice Saturday at the State 3A volleyball tournament as the Spartans settled for second place at Madison High School in Rexburg, Idaho.

The Spartans started the day with a 17-25, 25-21, 25-12, 25-22 loss to Fruitland in the semifinals. Melissa Trost had 15 kills and Taryn Eldore added 26 assists and a couple of aces for Priest River.

In their next match, the Spartans edged Shelley in five sets to earn a spot in the title match. Scores were 18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 23-25 and 15-10.

Trost, Beth Bykerk and Jill Weimer had 15 kills apiece and Eldore had 39 assists, four aces and five blocks for Priest River.

Fruitland then swept the Spartans in the title match. Scores were 25-18, 25-19 and 25-17. Trost and Weimer had 10 kills each for Priest River, which took home its first state volleyball trophy in school history.

5A: Lewiston won twice to win the title at Bonneville High School in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

The Bengals topped Vallivue 23-25, 25-19, 25-17, 16-25, 15-9 in the semifinals. It took another five sets for Lewiston to win the title. The Bengals beat Madison 25-23, 25-27, 25-15, 17-25, 15-6 in the championship match.

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