The end of the 2003 volleyball season for Columbia High comes Thursday night at home against rival Stevenson.
A junior varsity match at 5:45 and Senior Night activities will precede the second Trico Division meeting between CHS and Stevenson. The Bruins lost to the Bulldogs there Oct. 7, 3-1, after winning the first set.
Thursday's match represents Columbia's final chance to get a Trico win under first-year coach Terry Thomas.
"It's totally doable," Thomas said. "It just depends on if we come to play with intensity, concentration and desire."
The Bruins dropped a pair of Trico matches last week, losing at home to Castle Rock in straight sets, and in three at Ilwaco.
A well-tuned Castle Rock squad took advantage of CHS's error-prone play on Oct. 21, prevailing 25-16, 25-19, 25-14 in Miller Memorial Gym.
Columbia's trip to Ilwaco produced a much different result than the last time the two Trico teams faced off here on Oct. 4. The Fishermen swept the Bruins, 25-15, 25-23, 25-17.
At Klickitat 3, Sunnyside Christian 0 --
Junior Deidra Clack served four aces as part of a 14-for-14 effort from the stripe during last Friday's Greater Columbia B League match.
Klickitat won by scores of 25-13, 25-13, 25-14 to improve to 8-1 in GCB play.
For the season, Clack has completed 98 percent of her serves (230/235, 18 aces) for the Klickitat County Division-leading Vandals.
Senior Kaeley Schultz helped spark Klickitat's offense, smashing six kills and doling out 15 assists.
Senior Danielle Curtis and freshman Aryn Davis benefitted from Schultz's good sets, striking for five and six kills respectively.
At Trout Lake 3, Lyle 1 --
The Mustangs rallied from a 25-19 first-set loss to win the next three sets and defeat the Cougars in a key GCB match Oct. 21.
Trout Lake took sets two-four by scores of 25-16, 25-13, 25-17 to retain second place in Klickitat County Division standings.
For Lyle, Sara Thiel recorded three aces, three kills and one block. Tara Rappe served two aces and tallied three kills and two blocks.
Dawn Ullom also had three kills, while Victoria Petrich finished with a team-high four. Ashley Single had three aces and Mitzi McMurrin completed 100 percent of her serves with one ace.
Klickitat 3, at Bickleton 0 --
Kaeley Schultz tallied three aces, five kills and 11 assists in leading the Vandals past the Pirates Oct. 21.
Klickitat outscored Bickleton 25-11, 25-11, 25-21 to record the sweep and its division-best seventh win.
The Vandals finished with 12 aces and 22 kills. Danielle Curtis and junior Erin Draeger each had two aces and three kills on the night.
Deidra Clack and senior Jenny Esaacson had the top serving marks for Klickitat, respectively going 10 for 10 and 9 for 9. Aryn Davis was 7 for 8 with three aces.
Lyle 3, at Cascade Locks, Ore. 1 --
Dawn Ullom and Mitzi McMurrin each had five kills last Thursday to lead the Cougars past the Pirates in non-league action.
Lyle lost the first set, 25-14, but regrouped to win the next three, 25-19, 25-18, 25-21 and avenge its Oct. 17 homecoming loss to Cascade Locks.
Victoria Petrich tallied four serving aces and four kills, Sara Thiel totaled two aces and three kills, and Kristin Brown contributed two aces and two kills.
The Cougars also got one block each from Thiel, Petrich and Ullom.
At Dufur, Ore. 3, Lyle 0 --
The Rangers dispatched the Cougars in straight sets last Friday, winning the non-league match, 25-12, 25-9, 25-12.
For Lyle, Dawn Ullom registered three kills and one serving ace. Kristin Brown and Ashley Single both completed 100 percent of their serves.