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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Lyle-Wishram volleyball falls in close game to Stevenson


September 13, 2017

Jaryd Cline

Junior Amber Tompkins serves during last Friday's game against Stevenson.

The small Lyle-Wishram volleyball team gave the Class 1A Stevenson Bulldogs all they could handle on Friday in Lyle, but there were just a few too many mistakes for the Cougars to overcome in their first nonleague match of the season.

With just 10 girls and five who are returning varsity players, the Cougs battled back and forth with the Bulldogs but couldn't hang on down the stretch in each set of the three-set loss (18-25, 18-25 and 23-25) to the team 32 miles down the Columbia River.

Lyle-Wishram held leads in each of the three sets and scored five straight points to tie the third set at 23 in hopes of forcing a fourth set, but couldn't hang on after a long rally that went in the Bul...

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