Lady Hawks’ state hopes end in five-game district match with Pullman

Cheney downs West Valley in loser-out round; Lady Hawks earn first playoff win since 2009


Chris Cowbaugh of Colville Statesman

Lady Hawks’ senior Kendall Case prepares a set during District 7 playoff competition last week at Colville.

When the Cheney volleyball team looks back on 2012, first-year head coach Brianne Lowe hopes they focus on the good things, and not the what-ifs.

Both of those took place last week for the Lady Hawks at the District 7 playoffs, playing good volleyball in all three games despite coming up short of a trip to this week’s 2A regional. Cheney knocked off fifth-seeded West Valley 3-1 Wednesday to advance to the double-elimination round for the second time in the last four years, earning them a shot at regular-season Great Northern League champion Colville later in the evening, giving the second...

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