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Cascade Christian bounces Vikings

Vale’s Isabel Lastiri slides into home while teammate Melissa Gonzalez looks on during a game against Grant Union earlier in the season. Valelost to Cascade Christian in the first round ofthe OSAA softball playoffs May 25.

By Pat Caldwell
Malheur Enterprise

MEDFORD – Vale High School softball coach Kelly Johnson didn’t try to conceal his disappointment in the wake of an 8-7 defeat to Cascade Christian in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs last week.

The normally understated coach, who guided his young team to a winning record in the 2016 campaign, also didn’t mince words regarding the first-round playoff setback.

“It was a tough loss,” he said of the May 25 contest.

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