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    Groesbeck Ellison 10U girls softball team finished in first place at the TTAS Girls 10U District IX tournament, held in Bosqueville last week. The team advances to the state tournament, which will take place in Mildred next week. Members of the team (in no particular order-two players missing) are Raegan Ellison, Avery Samford, Mary Mathis, Avery Hardin, Hadyn Getz, Shayli Aparicio, Taylor Allen, Emily Ellison, Brittyn Bradley, Kaleigh Wolf, Karley Mayhugh, Lacy Carlton, Jaci Costilla, Jaley Rodriguez, Gwendolyn Johnson and Sagen Garner.
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    (L to R, back row) Brianne Bradley, Hailey Carlton, Emily Henderson, Kevin Samford, Carly Samford, Alycia Chapel, Estancia Davis, Kiana Mora, Amiah Dunn, (middle row) Shelby Lundh, Brianna Dobson, Mandy Smith, Kailey Swick, (front) Raven George, Kyndall Zilem

TTAS State Tournament set for next week

Journal Staff Report

Texas Teenage Association of Softball state tournament fields have been set after teams battled it out last week in district competition.

In the Girls 6U T-Ball state tournament that begins next Monday, July 17, in Axtell, six teams from the Brazos Valley League advanced to play in the tourney after receiving a bye in district play.

From the BVL American League, Groesbeck Matchett will be the No. 1 seed and Mt. Calm will be the No. 2 seed from that division going in.

Representing the BVL National League will be No. 1 seed Hubbard Heartbreakers and No. 2 seed Riesel Shaw. Playing from the BVL World League will be No. 1 seed Axtell Dirt Diamonds and No. 2 seed Mart.

Twelve other teams will be playing in the tournament, the Red Oak Terminators, Maypearl Trevathan, Cameron Lil’ Ladies, Temple Royalty, Belton Outlawz, Mildred Eagles, Blooming Grove, Troup Harrison, Alba Showtime, Bosqueville Lady Bees and Bosqueville Dash.

In the Girls 8U Coach Pitch state tournament, that will be held in Temple, the 18-team field will feature the Temple Ponytail Power, Temple Beast N Cleatz, Rogers Ragdolls, Holland Hornets, Ferris Sting, Itasca Ponce, Belton Thunder, Belton Hotstix, Cameron Thunder, Cameron Dirt Diamonds, Dawson Pink Pistols, Corsicana Sassy Bats, Alto, Rusk Eagles, Riesel Pink Pistols (BVL), Bosqueville Purple Thunder (BVL), Denison Lightning and Denison Diamonds.

For the Girls 8U Machine Pitch state tournament (being held in Emory), the 14-team field includes the Mineola Jackets, Alba Killer Kleats, Grand Saline Trophy Hunters, Emory Code Blue, Eddy Diamond Divas, Troy Fireballs, Troy-Her-Ricanes, Buffalo Payne, Fairfield Leon, DeLeon SWAT, Dublin Twisted Sisters, Ennis Daisies, Ennis Belles and the Hamilton Dynamite.

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