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By Andrew Christiansen

Cougars re-enter 2B volleyball with new coach, same league


Andrew Christiansen

A NEW DAY FOR COUGS: Jane Roberts prepares her team for their second week of practice at Lyle-Wishram. The Lady Cougars will see their first action, Saturday in the Dufur Jamboree. Roberts is just the second different head volleyball coach at Lyle-Wishram this century.

A large turnout for volleyball at Lyle-Wishram means one of the big challenges for first year coach Jane Roberts, will be getting everyone enough playing time. The Lady Cougars lost some key players from last year's team, but they have a nice balance of four seniors and three freshmen and plenty of sophomore and junior experience.

Roberts is a teacher at The Dalles Virtual Academy, which is an on-line program serving the talented and gifted student program for K-12 in The Dalles school district. She is married to Wishram School Superintendent Mike Roberts, and is an athlete in her own right.

Roberts went to school at Columbia River High School in Vancouver where she played volleyball. She...

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