(GENO LUDWIG/Chewelah Independent)
IMPRESSIVE CAMPAIGN: You have to hand it to the Lady Cougars, they had one heck of a season in 2019…
A Cinderella season came to an end in Yakima last week for the Lady Cougars. That is the place where the Cougars were determined to finalize their volleyball campaign, and the Chewelah gals made their wish come true by being one of the sixteen teams from throughout the state that got to compete in the 2019 Washington State 2B Volleyball Tournament. And, furthermore, they proved they belonged there by defeating Lake Roosevelt on the opening day of the event.
Although the Cougars lacked the height of all their opponents during the season, Coach Kaya Landers developed their skill levels as a team and as individual players so they could compete with the taller teams.
During a home match against Lind-Ritzville a couple of weeks ago when the Lady Broncos came off the floor, one of their taller players was noticeably frustrated.
“How can those little small girls jump so high and hit the ball so hard?” she asked her teammates. “They are only this tall,” she continued, raising her hand to chest level.