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By Andrew Christiansen

Cougars beat Pirates in playoff for District berth


Andrew Christiansen

STAYING ALIVE: Winter Keeling-Burgin returns a ball against Trout Lake in a crucial match that kept the Cougar hopes alive for District competition.

Lyle-Wishram claimed the final spot in the District 5, 1B volleyball tournament after eliminating Bickleton in a tie-breaker match played in Klickitat on Tuesday. The Cougars and Pirates were closely matched during league play with Lyle-Wishram winning 3-1 in Lyle and Bickleton fighting to a 3-2 win just over a week ago in Bickleton. Tuesday's tie-breaker went to the Cougars by scores of 25-15, 21-25, 25-9, 25-10. The Cougars had more fire power with hard shots from Mandy Solomon and unreturnable serves from Lacy Carse and Caity Showalter.

The loss brought an end to the Pirates' season. The youthful team loses one senior, Sydnie O'Banion for next year's team. The team finished 4-7 in leag...

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