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Updated: 10/31/2013 08:00:05AM

THREE-PEAT!

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ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com

The DeSoto County volleyball team reacts as the final point is scored, making them the district champs for the third straight year.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com

The 2013 DeSoto County volleyball team and their District 5A-11 trophy.


ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com

Tishonna Riley and Josie Deriso hold the District 5A-11 trophy along with the “Beef O’Brady’s Athlete of the Week” award, which they shared for their contributions in the championship tournament.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com

DeSoto County seniors Jillian Deriso, Tishonna Riley and Casey Hall celebrate when the District 5A-11 Championship trophy is given to them.

By Steve Knapp

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There was no doubt about who is the best volleyball team in the 5A-11 district. After losing to Lemon Bay on a controversial five-set match and then winning the rematch in five sets on another controversial call, the DeSoto County Bulldogs took no chances on there being any doubt as to who is the best in the district. Maybe the letters “DC” shouldn’t stand for DeSoto County, but District Champions. It’s becoming a habit, and a good one to have.

The Lady Bulldogs dominated the visiting Mantas last Thursday winning 3-1. DeSoto County started out with two Tishonna Riley kills and a tap to get them started. Riley also served for five straight points.

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