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High school volleyball: Bethany finally gets past regional finals

With a 3-2 (25-17, 17-25, 26-24, 22-25, 15-12) win over Mount St. Mary, Bethany won the regional and advanced to the Class 4A state tournament, which runs Friday and Saturday at Chickasha High School.
by Scott Wright Published: October 4, 2012
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/articleid/3715809/1/pictures/1849833">Photo - Bethany senior volleyball players, left to right, Courtney Bowie, Julia Proctor, Ambrasha Parsons, Courtney McPhail and Ashtyn Holzhauser in Bethany, Thursday  October 4, 2012. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman <strong>Steve Gooch - The Oklahoman</strong>
Bethany senior volleyball players, left to right, Courtney Bowie, Julia Proctor, Ambrasha Parsons, Courtney McPhail and Ashtyn Holzhauser in Bethany, Thursday October 4, 2012. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman Steve Gooch - The Oklahoman

“It's cool to have been a part of the growing of the program and seeing it develop.”

Last week's victory was a moment of pure joy, especially for the seniors.

“This was our last chance,” said Julia Proctor. “We had to get there this time. It was the best feeling in my life. I was screaming so loud, I wasn't even breathing.”

Getting their first state tournament victory will be another story, with the Bronchos set to take on top-seeded and undefeated Elgin.

“Mentally, we'll have to be the stronger team,” senior setter Courtney McPhail said. “I think skill-wise, we're equal. Mentally, we'll have to be stronger. Everyone has their own role, from sitting on the bench cheering us on, to the starters. As long as we know our roles and know what to do, I think we can succeed.”

by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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