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Lewis-Palmer defends championship title over Valor Christian

The Lewis-Palmer Rangers, defending state champions, brought home the trophy after finishing a second undefeated season with a 3-0 sweep of the Valor Christian Eagles at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Lewis-Palmer Rangers Taylor Buckley (1) spikes the ball at the the Valor Christian Eaglesat the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 after a 35-33 third set.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Lewis-Palmer Rangers Taylor Buckley (1) spikes the ball at the the Valor Christian Eaglesat the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 after a 35-33 third set. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Lewis-Palmer Rangers Riley Putnicki (10) and Kessandra Krutsinger (2) block the Valor Christian Eagles before winning the state championship 3-0 at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Lewis-Palmer Rangers Riley Putnicki (10) and Kessandra Krutsinger (2) block the Valor Christian Eagles before winning the state championship 3-0 at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Lewis-Palmer Rangers Trinity Jackson (6) blocks the ball at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 to clinch the state championship.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Lewis-Palmer Rangers Trinity Jackson (6) blocks the ball at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 to clinch the state championship. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Lewis-Palmer Rangers captain Jadie DeLange (7) and libero Gianna Bartalo (17) hug after winning the state championship at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 after a 35-33 third set.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Lewis-Palmer Rangers captain Jadie DeLange (7) and libero Gianna Bartalo (17) hug after winning the state championship at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 after a 35-33 third set. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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The Lewis-Palmer Rangers pick themselves up after mobbing the court after defeating the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

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The Lewis-Palmer Rangers pick themselves up after mobbing the court after defeating the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Lewis-Palmer Rangers' Kennedy Shelley (12) laughs after winning as Gianna Bartalo (17) cries tears of happinessat the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 after a 35-33 third set.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Lewis-Palmer Rangers' Kennedy Shelley (12) laughs after winning as Gianna Bartalo (17) cries tears of happinessat the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 after a 35-33 third set. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Lewis-Palmer Rangers Jadie DeLange (7) tips the ball against the Valor Christian Eagles at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Eagles 3-0 to clinch the state championship.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Lewis-Palmer Rangers Jadie DeLange (7) tips the ball against the Valor Christian Eagles at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Eagles 3-0 to clinch the state championship. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Lewis-Palmer Rangers Adelaide Feel (9), center, hugs Kennedy Shelley (14) while holding the championship trophy at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 to clinch the state championship.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Lewis-Palmer Rangers Adelaide Feel (9), center, hugs Kennedy Shelley (14) while holding the championship trophy at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 to clinch the state championship. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Lewis-Palmer Rangers Adelaide Feel (9) smacks the ball over the net at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 to clinch the state championship.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Lewis-Palmer Rangers Adelaide Feel (9) smacks the ball over the net at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 to clinch the state championship. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Lewis-Palmer Rangers McKenna Sciacca (5) sets the ball for a teammate at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 to clinch the state championship.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Lewis-Palmer Rangers McKenna Sciacca (5) sets the ball for a teammate at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 to clinch the state championship. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Lewis-Palmer Rangers Jadie DeLange (7) spikes the ball at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 to clinch the state championship.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Lewis-Palmer Rangers Jadie DeLange (7) spikes the ball at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 to clinch the state championship. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Lewis-Palmer Rangers Jadie DeLange (7) spikes a ball past defenders at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 to clinch the state championship.

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Lewis-Palmer Rangers Jadie DeLange (7) spikes a ball past defenders at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Rangers defeated the Valor Christian Eagles 3-0 to clinch the state championship. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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