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By Andrew Christiansen

Klickitat joins Lyle and Wishram to play ball


Andrew Christiansen

MOVING TO A SMALLER BALL: Joe Bales put away the basketball and broke out the baseballs for Lyle-Wishram-Klickitat's first practice, Monday. Bales, the Cougars' girls' basketball coach took over baseball coaching duties this year. Weather forced his first practice back on the basketball court.

More changes are in store for the Greater Columbia Gorge League schools with the advent of spring sports. The softball teams from Klickitat and Lyle-Wishram are uniting and including players from Glenwood. Klickitat will join the Cougars for baseball.

According to Athletic Director, Tye Churchwell, of Wishram School, it was problematic as to whether any of the schools would have been able to field a team this year, in baseball or softball. So, the combine was agreed upon by athletic directors, school boards and the WIAA.

The softball team will be referred to as the Klickitat-Lyle-Wishram-Glenwood Vandals. The baseball team will be the Lyle-Wishram-Klickitat Cougars. The addition of Klicki...

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