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Lady Pioneers make history
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A roar came from the stands, celebratory screams could be heard everywhere and tears of joy were shed when the Warren County High School volleyball team won Thursday night at Charlie Dalton Gym.Beating the Cookeville Lady Cavaliers in the regular season may not have meant much to a bystander, but for anybody involved with the Lady Pioneer volleyball program, it was a win 26 years in the making. Warren County rallied from down two sets to beat the Lady Cavaliers, giving the Lady Pioneers their first victory over Cookeville in the 26-year history of the volleyball program.Coach Franklin Fisher has been the leader of the program for the past 18 years and has been trying to build his program to contend for titles.Cookeville has been the thorn in the side of Warren County the previous three years as the Lady Pioneers have finished second in District 6-AAA to the Lady Cavaliers, but the win Thursday night ties the Lady Pioneers atop the district standings with one more match to go.While forging its way into first place was an added bonus of Warren County’s win Thursday, coach Fisher knows the victory carried much more importance to the players who have worked toward beating Cookeville.“This team reached a goal that every player in the history of the program has contributed to achieving,” said Fisher. “The foundation was put in place many years ago and has been built on year after year.

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