CV alum Sears steps up

The Clearwater Valley 2017 varsity volleyball squad has a new head coach and a familiar lineup. Pictured are (from left): back row, Harmony Edmonson, Hailie Roy, Kaitlyn Mangun, Hannah Bandle, Elise Andrews and head coach Mikel Sears; and, front row, Mikaela Herrick, Alicia Reuben, Grace Denham, Morgan Krieger, and Fallon Wilkins.

KOOSKIA — The Clearwater Valley volleyball team has a new head coach Rams fans will recognize both for her JV coaching and her accomplishments as an athlete. Mikel Sears, a 2011 alum, will be running the varsity this fall. She has a squad full of upperclassmen who already have significant experience.

Returning setter Mikaela Herrick is a junior who has “really had to step up throughout her high school career,” Sears said. “She has really had a lot of pressure since a young age and she is doing extra work for the team — like fundraising for camps.”

Senior Hannah Bandle hasn’t played as much in prior years but her “rate of improvement has been amazing,” Sears said. “She’s another workhorse who puts in all the time and helps with everything.”

Another player with “a lot to give and a lot to show” is senior Harmony Edmondson.”

“They’re trying to get a lot of work in, to be as prepared as possible,” Sears said. “There are always going to be tough teams.”

The Rams’ first home games are Aug. 29 against Kendrick and Grangeville.

Clearwater Valley


Aug. 24 at Genesee

Aug. 29 vs. Kendrick

Aug. 31 at Lapwai

Sept. 5 at Kamiah

Sept. 6 at Timberline

Sept. 12 vs. Prairie

Sept. 14 vs. Timberline

Sept. 16 Grangeville Tournament

Sept. 19 vs. Troy w/Genesee

Sept. 23 at Potlatch

Sept. 26 at Troy

Sept. 28 vs. Lapwai

Oct. 3 at Prairie

Oct. 5 vs. Potlatch

Oct. 9 at Highland

Oct. 10 vs. Kamiah

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