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Butte Falls closes in on district title

BUTTE FALLS — Butte Falls set up a Southern Cascade League Southern Division showdown today with a victory Friday over North Lake, 15-4, 15-5.

The win moved the Loggers to a 11-0 in division play with only today's battle against second-place Paisley left.

The Broncos are 10-1, their only loss coming to Butte Falls, 16-14, 15-9.

We've got our hands full, said Loggers coach Mike Harrington.

A win today means Butte Falls would have to win only one match in the district playoffs Nov. 4 at Douglas High in Winston to qualify for the state tournament.

If Paisley wins today, the two teams would have a playoff to determine district seeding.

Against North Lake, the Loggers (18-5 overall) received and oustanding hitting performance from Elizabeth McLauchlan, who was 13-for-17 with only one hitting error.

Most of her sets came from Jessica Dunlap, who had 14 assists. Freshman Brianna Smeltz led the Loggers in digs with six.

PROSPECT 15-15, HOSANNA 7-5 -At Klamath Falls, senior Tamera Applegate went 7-for-7 from the service line and had four digs to lead the Cougars to a conference win.

Senior Addie Stockebrand added seven kills and four assists for the Cougars.

Prospect, 8-3 in Skyline A, finishes the season today at New Hope.