AFHS volleyball finishes with disappointing loss to Bears


The American Falls High School volleyball team finished third at the district tournament, just short of their goal of at least a second-place finish. The Beavers fell to Bear Lake on Thursday, Oct. 24, which finished their season.

Previously in the district tournament, AFHS handily beat Marsh Valley, but then fell to Snake River before the Bear Lake loss. Both previous games took place on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

“The team worked hard, but Bear Lake came out with the victory,” said Coach Nicole Fehringer. “It was heartbreaking to see the team goal of placing in the top two at district be in their reach only to have it slip away. These young ladies worked hard this season and it was fun to watch them grow as a team and compete at such a high level of play. I would like to thank all the girls involved in the program and their parents for making my first year back as head coach a great one.”

AFHS lost its first set against Marsh Valley, but won the next three for the match win. The scores of the games the Beavers won were 25-8, 25-21 and 25-20. Marsh Valley won the first game 25-16.

Alexis Ogier had 12 kills in the game, ten digs and one service ace. Daisha Leyshon had 12 kills, three blocks, two block assists and two service aces, Hunter Funk had eight digs. Jessica Colton had three digs. Mikah Fehringer had two kills, one block, two block assists, five digs and one service ace. Ryan Hohenfield had three kills. Taylor Haskett had 14 digs and two service aces. Tiffany Andersen had six kills and 11 digs.

Snake River beat American Falls in three games, 25-20, 25-14 and 25-16. Ogier had five kills, six digs and one service ace. Leyshon had six kills, two digs and one service ace. Funk had three digs. Colton had one dig. Fehringer had 14 assists, one dig and one service ace. Hohenfield had two kills and one block. Haskett had seven digs. Andersen had three kills, four digs and one service ace.

Bear Lake won the first game 25-20. American Falls came back to win the second game 25-22. Bear Lake then won the third 25-20 again. The Bears won the fourth game 25-17.

Ogier had eight kills, one block assist and 26 digs. Leyshon had eight kills, six blocks, four block assists, one dig and one service ace. Funk had six digs and one service ace. Colton had three digs. Fehringer had 29 assists, six digs and one service ace. Hohenfield had seven kills, one assist and two digs. Haskett had 13 digs and one service ace. Andersen had seven kills and seven digs.

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