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Dolores junior libero Ali Umberger (white) comes up with a dig in the back row against Ridgway during the Lady Bears’ 2A-District 3 Tournament ‘Pool 1’ opener Saturday in Ignacio. The upset-minded Lady Demons pushed the pace to the max, but came up short (25-21, 19-25, 25-20, 14-25, 6-15), as Dolores then advanced to the title match by beating (23-25, 25-15, 25-14, 25-19) host Ignacio. Pool 2 winners Telluride ultimately won the right to host this weekend’s Region 7 Tournament, beating Dolores in three sets (25-20, 25-15, 25-12). But DHS — now 17-5 overall — will stay in the state tourney hunt and travel Saturday to the Region 3 tourney, hosted by D-5 champs Vail Mountain, with Paonia also attending.