By Dave Maxwell

Two girls who played on the White Pine volleyball team last year are now playing at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, a suburb east of  Portland. Mikalyn Almberg and Ashlyn Huntington are both at the school on scholarships.

Courtesy photo Ashlyn Huntington and Mikalyn Almberg, former White Pine volleyball players now at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon.

Courtesy photo
Ashlyn Huntington and Mikalyn Almberg, former White Pine volleyball players now at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon.

Almberg’s mother, White Pine coach Kenna Almberg, said she visited the girls in Gresham recently. “It was exciting to be able to go watch them play last week. Good examples of how their hard work and passion for the sport have paid off, she said.”

Mikalyn is a libero and Ashlyn is a starting outside hitter. They are two of the six freshmen on the team. The Saints play in the Southern Region, part of 32-team, four region, Northwest Athletic Conference. At present the Saints are 11-17, 1-5.

Mt. Hood CC, within sight of famed Mt. Hood, was the league champion in 2011. Blue Mountain CC from Pendleton is the four-time defending champion.