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Lady Pioneers down Lady Jets
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Psychological warfare did little to stop the Warren County High School volleyball team Tuesday night at Cumberland County.The Lady Jets tried to lull the Lady Pioneers to sleep with the use of old-timey music during warm-ups, but the plan backfired as Warren County swept Cumberland County 25-10, 25-19 and 25-10 to clinch a share of the District 6-AAA regular-season championship.Warren County (41-8) also improved its winning streak to a season-high 13 games as the Lady Pioneers haven’t had a letdown following a program-changing victory over Cookeville last Thursday.Stopping the Lady Pioneers on the court seemed like a tall task for the Lady Jets, who haven’t beaten the Lady Pioneers in three years of competition in District 6-AAA, so Cumberland County’s coach attempted to subdue a red-hot Warren County team with slow-paced music while the team warmed up.Listening to Tiny Jim’s rendition of “Tip Toe through the Tulips,” and some classics from Elvis Presley had the Lady Pioneers dancing before the match started. Coach Fisher thought the gimmick was funny, but the joke seemed to be on Cumberland County when the match began.“The psychology didn’t work, although we did fall asleep for a while in the second set,” said Fisher. “Their coach has a good sense of humor and plays unusual music while his opponent’s warm up.

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