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Blue Devils get decisive win over Wheeler County

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Blue Devils get decisive win over Wheeler County
Senior McKenzie LaRue (#4) tips the ball as Condon hosts Wheeler County. (Times-Journal)

By Megan Thoreson

(CONDON) – The Condon Blue Devils and The Wheeler County Eagle Loggers met at Condon High School on Thursday, March 4th. It was the second game of the season for both teams.

Local spectators were allowed to attend the match, masks and social distancing were required in the gym. All players and spectators were expected to wear a mask at all times.

The First match started with Wheeler County up to serve and Condon got the first point of the match. Both teams were fighting hard and were not allowing any lead points early in the game. Condon finished the first match 25-14.

The next match started like the first with both teams fighting hard, and not letting their opponent take the lead. They fought neck and neck in the second match. It was looking like anyone’s game.

A hard spike from Condon’s #4, McKenzie LaRue gave Condon the momentum, followed by #5 Megan Aamodt’s ace serve which gave Condon the lead. The Blue Devils won the close match with the final score of 25-21.

Condon’s Krysten Smith receives as Wheeler’s Maddie McMurray (20) rushes net. (Times-Journal)

In the third match Condon sensed the win – taking the first point in the game and remaining in control throughout. Starting the match with a four point lead, Condon weathered long rallies from Wheeler County and neither team gave up. Wheeler County continued to fight, trying to close the gap between points. But Condon was too much and ended the third and decisive match with a solid 20-12 win.

The Junior Varsity team played one match after the varsity matches. Like the previous matches it was a tie, both teams fighting to take the lead. Condon won the close match with 25-19.

It was evident that both teams thoroughly enjoyed being back on the court and gave it their all. Condon plays Sherman County next Tuesday, March 9th at 5:00 in Condon.

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