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Tennis Titans

The four prodigies of Ottawa High School seniors Ellie Gallagher and Natalie Tabor; junior Regan O’Fallon; and freshman Ella Marvel-have done it again. The four girls qualified for state and were among the 64 schools in the 1A division that made it. Marvel and Tabor played singles, while Gallagher and O’Fallon played doubles together. This was O’Fallon’s second time at state, and Tabor …

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