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Lady Viks’ claim district crown

Rachel Wolfe (No. 23) battles for a rebound against Burns’ Allie Hueckman (No. 2) Saturday night. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

VALE – At the south end of the Vale High School gym Saturday night Viking girls varsity coach Jason Johnson couldn’t remember the last time his team finished the season undefeated.

Then one of his former assistants, Tom Huston, strolled by and Johnson asked him if he could recall the last perfect season. 

The two men compared notes, dredged up memories from an array of hardwood seasons and finally decided on 2013.

At first glance, seven years can seem like a long wait but Saturday night after the Lady Vikings (10-0) beat Burns, 35-29, the focus for Vale wasn’t on the past but instead rested on a satisfying conclusion and a perfect league mark.

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