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By Andrew Christiansen

Bighorn advances to District with clutch win


Andrew Christiansen

ON TO DISTRICT: Keith Bighorn lost to Kosuke Mitarai, of Cle Elum-Roslyn a week ago, above. The Timberwolf senior avenged the loss in Sunnyside, Monday, during sub-districts.

On May 9, Cle Elum’s Kosuke Mitarai pounded out an easy 6-0, 6-2 win over Goldendale’s Keith Bighorn. His quickness, accuracy and hard shots had Bighorn on his heels for most of the match.

The two players met again on Monday in the sub-district semifinals and this time Bighorn sent Mitarai back to school with a 6-3, 7-5 loss. It was a great moment for Bighorn who had not played at the level that got him to State last year. He lost the next match to Troy Dunbar, of Zillah, but second seed from the west in this coming weekend’s District tournament is more than what looked possible a week ago for Bighorn.

Goldendale’s only other winners from the sub-district is the team of Dallas Smi...

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