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After losing heartbreaker to eventual champs, Crook County comes back to win twice and take the fourth place trophy and sportsmanship honors

LON AUSTIN  - Crook County Cowgirls celebrate on court after winning the fourth place match Saturday at the OSAA 4A State Tournament in Springfield.The Crook County High School volleyball team rebounded from a tough loss to the eventual champion Marshfield Pirates to finish in fourth place at this year's OSAA Class 4A State Championships.

Saturday morning the Cowgirls started slowly, but defeated Tillamook in straight sets 29-27, 25-15, 25-19 to reach the consolation finals. Then in the fourth place match, the Cowgirls fell behind two sets to one before finding a way to edge the Henley Hornets 25-18, 18-25, 17-25, 25-22, 16-14.

McKenzie Jonas had a monster day for the Cowgirls, picking up 25 kills against Tillamook and 33 against Henley to lead the Cowgirls. Jonas also had five aces between the two matches as well as 29 digs and three blocks.

After finishing with 86 kills in just three matches, Jonas was named to the all-tournament first team.

Although Jonas was outstanding throughout the event, she was far from the only Cowgirl to have a great tournament.

Jaycee Villastrigo had 16 digs against Tillamook and 25 against Henley to give her 73 for the tournament. Villastrigo also had three aces in both the Tillamook and Henley matches, and was named to the all-tournament second team.

Crook County setter Jacey Ramoss also had an outstanding tournament with 118 assists in the three matches as well as 12 aces. Like Villastrigo, Ramoss was named to the all-tournament second team.

In addition to the individual recognition and the fourth-place trophy, Crook County also earned the tournament sportsmanship award.


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