Underdog Highline surprised almost everyone by upsetting powerful Tonto Apache Market to win the championship of a regular-season-ending round robin tournament in the Tonto Apache Women's Volleyball League.
At the conclusion of season play, Tonto Apache Market was easily the champion with a 30-3 record. At 23-10, Highline was plenty good but seemingly not the match of the league champs.
But the superiority of TAM came to an abrupt halt in the final tournament when Highline sprang an upset that went three full games. Earlier in the round robin, Highline whipped Parker Excavation in two games for the right to play in the finals.
Trailing TAM and Highline in the regular-season standings were Pennangton (16-17), Tonto Apache Tribe (14-19), Parker (12-21) and D&D Construction (4-29).
On the championship Highline team were Adrienne Rhodes, Samantha Wright, Cindy Romance,Tina Deschaf, Patti Wortman and Kristin Klee.