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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Lady Bulldogs End Regionals with Five-Set Loss Against Tonasket

Longtime coach Shannon Turner tenders resignation


November 9, 2017

WENATCHEE – The Lady Bulldogs wrapped up their season with a hard-fought match against Tonasket at the regional tournament in Wenatchee on Thurs., Nov. 2. Tonasket took the game 26-24, 17-25, 25-19, 21-25, 15-12.

“Our team stats were better than ever as a whole. We hustled, played hard, stayed upbeat and battled the entire match. It just came down to us making a few more errors in that last set than Tonasket did!” said Bulldogs coach Shannon Turner.

“They were a very good defensive team and picked up balls that we typically scored on. It was a great season coaching a group of amazing young ladies that were dedicated and worked hard! Thank you for all of your support!” she added.

On Nov. 5, Turner posted photos of this year’s team and her first-year team as a coach, along with a copy of her letter of resignation saying she has decided it’s time to “hang up her whistle.” Turner’s letter says that the began coaching in Dayton in 1989, has coached 38 teams, and has been varsity coach for 24 years. She has coached 30 middle school/high school seasons and spent four years as head track coach and coached four seasons of middle school basketball.

“It’s time for me to retire from coaching and make more time for adventures with my family… Wouldn’t trade it, I had the time of my life,” she said.

Dayton vs. Tonasket

Hanna Becker - 20 Kills, 18 Assists, 9 Blocks, 16 Digs, 16/18 Serving, 3 Aces

Megan Robins - 8 Kills, 6 Digs, 17/17 Serving, 3 Assists

Kaleigh White - 12 Kills, 6 Blocks, 2 Digs

Tatumn Laughery - 41 Digs 13/14 Serving, 1 Ace

Scully Castorena - 12 Kills, 15 Assists, 40 Digs, 13/16 Serving, 2 Aces

Neylan Bryan - 1 Kill, 2 Assists, 1 Block, 9 Digs, 13/17 Serving, 1 Ace

Shaelyn Fortier - 17 Digs, 17/18 Serving, 2 Aces

Sadie Seney - 4 Assists, 1 Block, 2 Digs, 2/2 Serving

Mackena Culey - 7 Digs

Cassidy Laughery - 4 Digs, 1/2 Serving

Elise Steinhoff - Partially injured but amazing support from the bench!


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