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Posted On: 11/19/21 4:58 PM

The 4A State finals last weekend were between the seven-time State champions Sisters High School and Cascade High School, seeking their first-ever State championship and bouncing back after a 4-14 record in 2019. 

This match was the only State final match to go to five sets across all classifications. Although the Cascade Cougars ended up winning the match (27-29, 25-17, 17-25, 25-18, 15-7), both sides demonstrated high-level volleyball and competitive play.

To recap the match, we will be identifying and highlighting players from each team that were impact players for the team. Although the Cougars came out on top, the Outlaws also had some athletes with great performances in the match. 

CASCADE HIGH SCHOOL

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Lucretia Benolken Lucretia Benolken 5'9" | OH Cascade | 2023 State OR , 5’9”, OH, Cascade High School, North Pacific Juniors 

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The junior six rotation outside hitter Benolken was a critical component to the Cascade High School Cougars State championship finish. A go-to attacker for the team, she swung smart and played steadily through all five sets. In the match she hit a .222 on 45 swings with 18 kills, she also had 10 digs, a service ace, and passed a .955 on service receive with 22 receptions. 

Benolken received Moda Health Player of the Game, was selected for the 4A All-Tournament Team, made Oregon West First Team All-League this season, and Oregon West Second Team All-League as a sophomore.  

Last club season she played for NPJ 16-2 Elite.

Benolken is currently not committed to a school for the fall of 2023. 

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Jadyn Daviscourt Jadyn Daviscourt 5'5" | DS/L Cascade | 2024 State OR , 5’5”, DS, Cascade High School, North Pacific Juniors 

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The sophomore libero for both seasons of her career for the Cascade High School Cougars, Daviscourt did an exceptional job keeping the team in system and in rallies during the match. She had a perfect serve-receive game, passing a 1.000 on 23 receptions. She also racked up 7 digs and a kill. Daviscourt proved lethal from the service line, posting an impressive 8 aces on 26 attempts. 

Daviscourt has been awarded Oregon West Second Team All-League two seasons running. 

Last club season she played for NPJ 16-1 National. 

Daviscourt is currently not committed to a school for the fall of 2024. 

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Annabelle Peterson Annabelle Peterson 5'9" | MB Cascade | 2024 State OR , 5’9”, MB, Cascade High School, North Pacific Juniors   

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The sophomore middle blocker Peterson was a dominant force for the Cascade High School Cougars in the final match. Often not seen for a middle blocker, she took on a huge offensive load, taking almost as many swings as their outside attacker Benolken. Hitting a .257 with 35 swings, she accumulated 17 kills. She also had 3 blocks, and 2 service aces on 13 service attempts. 

Peterson was awarded Oregon West Honorable Mention this season. 

Last club season she played for NPJ 15-1 National. 

Peterson is currently not committed to a school for the fall of 2024. 

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Emma Gates, 5’9”, MB, Cascade High School  

The senior middle blocker for the Cascade High School Cougars, Gates was a formidable force at the net. She hit an impressive .444 on the match with 10 kills on 18 swings. She also had a block. 

Gates was awarded Oregon West Honorable Mention this season. 

She did not participate in club volleyball last season. Gates is a major track and field athlete, winning the 4A State Championship in the high jump last season. 

Gates is currently not committed to a school for the fall of 2022. 

SISTERS HIGH SCHOOL 

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Gracie Vohs, 6’0”, MB, Sisters High School, Central Oregon Volleyball Club 

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The sophomore middle blocker Vohs proved a lethal and dominant force in the State championship match for the Sisters High School Outlaws. With Greta Davis Greta Davis 5'11" | OH Sisters | 2022 State OR (Sacramento State commit) out with an ankle injury, Vohs has stepped up big time to fill that offensive hole. Not typically seen for a middle blocker, she tied with Sydney Myhre Sydney Myhre DS/L Sisters | 2022 State OR for the most swings on the team during the match. She hit an insanely impressive .500 with 19 kills on 30 swings and only had 4 hitting errors. She racked up a monumental 6 blocks. Vohs also had 5 digs and 2 service aces on 17 serves. 

Vohs received Moda Health Player of the Game, was selected for the 4A All-Tournament Team, and made Oregon West First Team All-League this season. 

Last club season she played for COVC 16-1. 

Vohs is currently not committed to a school for the fall of 2024. 

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Gracelyn Myhre, 5’10”, OH/RS, Sisters High School, North Pacific Juniors

The sophomore outside hitter Myhre was a dominant force both offensively and defensively in the State championship match for the Cascade High School Outlaws. With Greta Davis Greta Davis 5'11" | OH Sisters | 2022 State OR (Sacramento State commit) out with an ankle injury, the Outlaws looked to Myhre to take those big swings and put the ball away. In the match she hit a .286, and accumulated 10 kills on 21 swings, racked up 19 digs, a block, and had a perfect serve-receive game, passing a 1.000 on 10 receptions. 

Last club season she played for NPJ 15-1. 

Myhre is currently not committed to a school for the fall of 2024.