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Connell girls eliminated in six sets

Eagles run for a state trophy ends in SunDome

YAKIMA - The Connell girls volleyball team was swept from the state 1A volleyball tournament Friday, Nov. 12, in six straight sets.

The losses ended the season for the No. 14-seeded Eagles.

Connell opened the tournament against No. 3-seeded Castle Rock.

The Rockets dominated in three straight sets. Set scores were 25-18, 25-22, 25-13.

The loss dropped the Eagles to the loser-out matchup against No. 11 Charles Wright.

Charles Wright took a commanding 25-14 win in Set 1.

But the Eagles wouldn't go down in Set 2 without a fight. Connell ended up losing the bout, 27-25.

Charles Wright resumed its winning way in Set 3, with a 25-21 win to end the Eagles run at a state trophy this season.

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Roger Harnack is the co-owner/publisher of Free Press Publishing. Having grown up Benton City, Roger is an award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher. He's one of only two editorial/commentary writers from Washington state to ever receive the international Golden Quill. Roger is dedicated to the preservation of local media, and the voice it retains for Eastern Washington.


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