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By John McCallum
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Blackhawks fall to Mt. Spokane in 3A classification volleyball debut


Last updated 2/25/2021 at 6:12pm

Roger Harnack

Cheney volleyball players celebrate a point during the Feb. 18 match with visiting Mt. Spokane. The match was the Blackhawks first high school sporting event since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown activities last March, and first in the school's return to the 3A classification.

CHENEY - Having over a year off and moving up a classification was going to be challenge enough for the Blackhawks volleyball program.

Throw in having to face the reigning 3A state player of the year and defending state champions in their first match of the delayed season, and it was a bit too much for head coach Heather Zorrazua's squad as Cheney fell 3-1 to visiting Mt. Spokane and Tia Allen last Thursday, Feb. 18.

The Wildcats opened by winning the first two games, 25-12 and 25-13 before Cheney found its footing, battling to a 25-22 win in a back-and-forth game three. In game four, Chene...

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