The Lady Cougars fear nobody.

The girls of Wallowa High last week challenged volleyball teams from bigger schools. Each time, the young Cougars played exciting matches. They even managed a couple of wins.

Union High, Class 2A based on student enrollment, invaded Wallowa on Sept. 9. The course of action resembled a roller coaster. The Cougars began on the upswing, taking the first decision by a score of 25-14. The Bobcats answered with some convincing wins: 25-13 and 25-12. However, Wallowa remained strong. A 25-19 victory drew the teams even, forcing a final showdown. The deciding game was a back-and-forth tussle. But the final score, 15-13, gave Union the overall match.

Two days later, the Cougars competed in a tournament at Heppner. Starting out in a pool, they played several very close games. Eventually, the bracket pitted Wallowa against Grant Union, Class 3A. The Prospectors managed two wins by narrow margins: 25-22 and 25-21.

Wallowa also played Sept. 14 at Enterprise (2A). That happened too late for this edition of the Chieftain.

Next, the Lady Cougars will go after another big-time opponent. The schedule for Sept. 16 has them in La Grande (4A). Two days later, Wallowa will return to more familiar competition at a tournament in Joseph.

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