February 6, 2023

In what may very well be the game of the year for both the Lady Cougars and Rossview, Dickson County falls just short.

Playing in a region semifinal at Clarkesville High, the Lady Cougars looked to continue a hot run they began late in the regular season.

Unfortunately, Rossview did not get the memo.

The game played out like a heavyweight boxing match.

Rossview took set one 25-19 before Dickson County simply flipped the scoreboard and took set two by the same margin.

Rossview came back and took set three 25-21 and the Lady Cougars responded with the largest margin of victory out of all five sets played, 25-13.

Unfortunately, as the above trend suggests, Dickson County would lose set five 15-11 and see their season come to an end.

No team won consecutive sets, an unbelievable statistic.

The Lady Cougars certainly took the loss hard, coming that close to a region final appearance and thereby a sectional birth.

However, they have no reason to hang their heads.

Significant improvement throughout the regular season led to a second consecutive regular-season district championship.

That despite changing districts this season.

Dickson County also dominated their district tournament winning that in six straight sets over Kenwood and Northwest.

Coach Jacklyn Clements, a Lady Cougar volleyball alum, seems to be building something special on the hill.

We will have to wait till next year now though, to see if they can take the next step to becoming an elite program.

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