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Volleyball: Cougars capture regional title, earn berth in 4A state tournament


November 15, 2016

Photo by Ed Navarro Niwot’s Rachel Priola digs the ball as Ashley Bradbury looks on in regional action.

With green rally towels in hand, Niwot fans packed their home gym last Friday night to see the 11th ranked Cougars vie for a state tournament slot against No. 14 Battle Mountain and No. 26 Littleton in the Class 4A Region 11 tournament.

Niwot came into the tournament losers of its last five matches, including a shutout at the Ponderosa Mustang Classic, a season-end tournament featuring Class 4A and 5A teams from the south Denver metro area. But Coach Preston Brown said he wasn’t too concerned about his team’s resilience.

“By design, we schedule tougher tournaments,” he said. “We...

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