By Thomas Sellers Jr.
The Munford Lady Cougars are once again District 13-3A champions.
Led by district regular-season and tournament MVP Cecily Gable, Munford earned another league title with wins over Hardin County and Dyer County in the Brighton Gymnasium.
In the semifinal round, the Lady Cougars eliminated the Hardin County Lady Tigers in three sets. The championship game Thursday night was harder for Munford. The Lady Choctaws advanced after a thrilling five-set victory over the Brighton Lady Cardinals.
Dyer County kept the momentum going in the title round winning the first set over Munford 25-20. But the Lady Cougars regrouped to win the next three sets 25-21, 25-16 and 25-12.
Gable sparked her team toward the championship scoring points all around the court. In the decisive set, Gable made the score 15-9 with a push. Later a tip from the junior standout made the tally 20-12. And Gable closed out the night with an ace.
With the victory the Lady Cougars have earned the right to host the 2013 Region 7-3A Volleyball Tournament. Regionals will be held in the Munford Gymnasium starting Tuesday evening.