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Winning just part of Lemaster’s lasting tennis legacy


Retiring Medical Lake boys’ tennis coach Leroy Lemaster (right), and grandson, Dallon Bogart, made one final trip to visit the Wild Horse Monument at Vantage, Wash. on the way home from the state tournament in May.

Some of the traditions Leroy Lemaster brought to the Medical Lake boys’ tennis program over the years may indeed fade away now that he’s officially – and finally – fully retired.

Never to be forgotten, however, will be the impact Lemaster made on the sport in the nearly 50 years since he first put his imprint on it. Over the past 20 years Lemaster has strung together an incredible run of tennis success. But his influence has been more than wins.

Lemaster officially wrapped up his third stint as the Cardinal boys’ tennis coach this past spring when a reluctant principal John McSmit...

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