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By Andrew Christiansen

Knights win first round in battle of 2012 State contenders


Andrew Christiansen

KILL SHOT: Keandra Kessinger fires a shot at Sunnysdie Christian during the first meeting of contenders for top spot in the Gorge league.

The two teams that hope to return to the State playoffs this year from District 5, in class 1B went to battle last Thursday in Sunnyside and the result was a sweep for Sunnyside Christian 27-25, 25-21, 25-21 over Klickitat.

The teams played as evenly as the score would suggest in the first game with strong serves by KyAnn Kessinger and Nicolle Oldfield keeping the Vandals close. Back to back aces by Oldfield gave Klickitat their first lead at 18-17, but the Knights wrest the lead away from the visitors. Kessinger went to the line again and knocked down three straight aces to put Klickitat back up 22-21. Both teams made mistakes down the stretch and the Knights won the game on four unforce...

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