One step closer to state

FINISH-ING TOUCH: Dolores senior Mindy McCracken bashes a kill over Ridgway’s Shannen McKelvey (1) during 2A-District 3 Tournament action inside Ignacio High’s gymnasium last Saturday. The Lady Bears had to pull out a five-game win (21-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-14, 15-6) over the Lady Demons to avoid an early upset, then went on to defeat the host Volleycats in four (23-25, 25-15, 25-14, 25-19) to reach the championship--where DHS fell 20-25, 15-25, 12-25 to Telluride. Still alive in 2012, however, Dolores (now 17-5 overall) will travel to this weekend’s Region C Tournament hosted by Vail Mountain H.S. THS (16-6) and IHS (15-7) will represent the SJBL at the Region G meet, hosted by the Lady Miners.


NARROW WINDOW: Dolores junior Elana Bernholtz (27) hovers for a tight tip near the antenna over Ridgway’s Rosie Rogers (3) and Shannen McKelvey (1) during 2A-District 3 Tournament action inside Ignacio High’s gymnasium last Saturday. Still alive in 2012 after a five-game (21-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-14, 15-6) win over RHS, a four-gamer (23-25, 25-15, 25-14, 25-19) over IHS, but a finals-loss (20-25, 15-25, 12-25) to Telluride, the Lady Bears--now 17-5 overall--will travel to the Region C Tournament hosted by Vail Mountain H.S. THS (16-6) and Ignacio (15-7) will go to the Lady Miner-hosted Region G meet. Enlargephoto

NARROW WINDOW: Dolores junior Elana Bernholtz (27) hovers for a tight tip near the antenna over Ridgway’s Rosie Rogers (3) and Shannen McKelvey (1) during 2A-District 3 Tournament action inside Ignacio High’s gymnasium last Saturday. Still alive in 2012 after a five-game (21-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-14, 15-6) win over RHS, a four-gamer (23-25, 25-15, 25-14, 25-19) over IHS, but a finals-loss (20-25, 15-25, 12-25) to Telluride, the Lady Bears--now 17-5 overall--will travel to the Region C Tournament hosted by Vail Mountain H.S. THS (16-6) and Ignacio (15-7) will go to the Lady Miner-hosted Region G meet.