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Clutch win strengthens Bickleton's playoff hopes, Cougars fight for a tie


Andrew Christiansen

KEEPING IT ALIVE: Heather Goodnight makes a play on the ball against Klickitat at Bickleton. The Pirates lost to the Vandals on Tuesday, but came back with Thursday win against Lyle-Wishram.

Bickleton had an incredible gut check win over Lyle-Wishram last Friday, defeating the Cougars in Bickleton 22-25, 15-25, 25-19, 25-16, 15-13. The win gave Bickleton at least a tie for the fourth and final playoff spot in the District 5, 1B playoffs. It left Lyle-Wishram in need of a similar performance to save their hopes of making the playoffs.

The Cougars and Pirates had a spirited battle the first time around in Lyle, but the Cougars came away with a 3-1 win. The first game last Thursday was close and seemed to be a repeat performance of the first match between the two teams.

Following the convincing 25-15 win in game two, it looked like a simple matter for Lyle-Wishram to send the Pi...

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