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Rebel softball takes KingCo tournament title, Kangs qualify for districts

The Juanita High School softball team won the KingCo tournament title Friday by beating cross-town rival Lake Washington 9-1.

But the big performance came in the pitching circle, as Juanita starting pitcher Allison Rhodes threw a complete game no-hitter. The only run scored by Lake Washington was unearned during the top of the sixth, as each team committed three errors during the game.

Rhodes finished the KingCo title game with 11 strikeouts and just one walk.

The Rebels hammered the ball on offense with a one-run second, five-run third and three-run fourth.

Lake Washington qualified for the title game with a big win against Mount Si earlier in the day. The Kangs scored two first-inning runs and added two more during the fifth to take a 4-0 lead. The Wildcats would only show offensive life during their final at-bats of the game, scoring two late runs during the bottom of the seventh.

Lake Washington will have the No. 2 seed from KingCo into the district tournament, earning them a first-round bye. Both teams will play at Lower Woodland Park on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the second round of districts.

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