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By Andrew Christiansen

Spring sports underway under blue skies and an ominous cloud


Andrew Christiansen

BAILED OUT: A week ago, tennis was on the chopping block at Goldendale, a sport without a coach. On Monday, the first day of Spring practice, Kylee Barnes (above left), made her debut as the new tennis coach. Barnes and her mother, Jodi Bellamy will coach this year, providing the pair of coaches needed to keep the program alive for this season.

Spring sports got under way this week with a spell of sunny weather and typical cool, windy conditions. But those who have been following the Goldendale budget issues heard Superintendent Mark Heid say that cuts have to be made at Goldendale and everyone will share in the pain, including sports.

In an interview with KLCK radio, last week, Heid said C squad basketball was on the chopping block as well as tennis, which at the time was a sport without a coach. Not long after that interview, tennis got a reprieve.

Last year’s coaches, Carla Wilkins and Ginger Plum stepped down as tennis coaches at the end of the season, passing the torch to…..almost nobody! Although the two announced they...

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