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By Andrew Christiansen

Boys’ varsity basketball returns to Klickitat


Andrew Christiansen

ALL IN FOR VANDAL VARSITY: Head coach Phillip Watlamet is surrounded by his team at the close of practice at Klickitat. The Vandals are back after a one-year break from varsity ball.

Klickitat is back with a boys’ varsity basketball program after taking a year off with just a junior varsity program . Ten players have been working out with several experienced players returning for the 2012-13 season.

The Vandals had just six players last year and there was concern that injuries or eligibility problems could cause the team to forfeit games last year. It wasn’t so much a concern about losing those games, it was more of a concern that other teams in the league would get shorted on number of games. “I wanted to play a varsity schedule last year,” says coach Phillip Watlamet. As it turned out, Klickitat did not forfeit games last year and Watlamet believes they had...

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