Perennial rivals Dimond and South Anchorage volleyball teams squared off in the state tourney Friday. In a marathon 5-game match South sent Dimond to the loser’s bracket where Dimond beat Wasilla in three games and moved on to the championship game against South. The South ladies won the first two games forcing Dimond to claw back one game at a time, to win in 5 games. That forced a final game which Dimond won 30 to 20. The message I gleaned: Never give up. Fight on. Keep on keeping on. Congratulations to Coach Lauwers and the Lady Lynx.