Brendan Campbell
Brendan Campbell
Multimedia Journalist. Cronkite News DC Bureau Reporter, News 21 Donald W. Reynolds Fellow


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Mogollon Mustangs Cap Off Undefeated Season


The story of the Friday night state high school volleyball playoffs at North High School in Phoenix was the undefeated Mustangs from Mogollon High, near the famous rim, in Heber, Arizona.

Mogollon’s coach of 12 years, Theresa Kelton, explained how much the tournament meant to the girls from this small, rural community a couple hours northwest of Phoenix.

“Most of them are related,” she laughed, “and they do everything together.” Tonight they pulled together to muster a real show of force, continuing their undefeated streak on the way to a potential championship.

The Cronkite 502 Team was there to witness the action as they spiked, dived, and served some devastating volleyball. And the team sure looked like a family as they rallied to blowout wins, one after another.