Johnson, Miller MVPs in volleyball

Tiffany Miller and Sam Johnson were named Most Outstanding Players for the Sweet Home High School varsity volleyball team at the team’s annual award’s dessert on Nov. 4.

Tana Tyler was named Most Inspirational. Defensive Player was Megan Graville. Annie Whitfield was Most Improved, and Devyn Makin received the Hustle Award.

All-league honors will be decided this week.

Earning first-year letters were freshman Megan Graville and sophomores Brandi Trewin and Jamie Swanson.

Second-year letters went to sophomores Devyn Makin, Annie Whitfield, Emili Riggs and Tiffany Miller.

Receiving third-year letters were seniors Cassidy Sullivan, Tana Tyler, Sam Johnson, Hillary McCartin and Alisha Huschka.

Coach Debbie Danielson announced her retirement from coaching during the dessert.

“This was a great group of kids to end with,” she said. It was one of the best teams she has coached in a long time as far as potential.

“We just kept getting better,” she said. The preseason was tough, “which is good except when people are asking you what your record is.”

Officially winning three games in league play, the team still had votes for the top 10 this season, and the Huskies defeated teams in the top 10, she said. The highlight of the season was defeating Central in three games at home, a spoiler play that prevented Central from tying with Central for league champion. It also was the first time Central had been defeated in league play in three games for about the last five years.

The junior varsity one team was undefeated this year.