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Ashley Rae Haines, 23, died Christmas Eve near Hillsboro. Friends and family of the woman say she loved life and was determined to do her best. "When she got something in her mind, she made sure that she was going to accomplish what she wanted," said her older sister, Billie Soholt. Special to The Forum

Christmas Eve crash claims life of Mayville State volleyball player

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MAYVILLE, N.D. - In the middle of a big Mayville State volleyball game, Ashley Haines hustled up to her coach with a hint of frustration in her voice.


"She comes over to me and she says, 'Coach, I don't feel like I'm contributing. I need to do more,' " said Lindsey Johnson, the head coach.

"I looked at her and said, 'Ashley, we're winning the game,' " said Johnson. "She got this big grin and said, 'Oh, OK.' "

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