By the Daily News Sports Staff
NorthWestern Energy and the Lions Club captured the girls city fastpitch softball titles this weekend.
NorthWestern Energy was a perfect 3-0 on the weekend as it cruised to the A League title.
After receiving a first-round bye, NorthWestern defeated Edward Jones 15-4 in quarterfinal action and then defeated Serv-Ur-Self Furniture 12-7 in the first semifinal.
Serv-Ur-Self then fell to Edward Jones in the second semifinal, 15-8. Edward Jones, which fought its way back into the semifinals with a pair of wins in the loser-out bracket, couldn't pull off an upset in the championship as NorthWestern prevailed 16-11.
Sjanettee D'Hooge was named the tournament's most valuable offensive player while Brittney Callahan was named the defensive MVP.
In the B League tournament, the Lions Club outlasted a pesky Montana State University-Northern squad, winning 12-5 in the second championship game.
MSU-Northern forced the second title tilt after defeating the previously undefeated Lions Club 17-13 in the first championship game.
The Lions took advantage of a first-round bye and a close 10-9 win over the Optimist Club in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals. They then picked up a 16-10 win over Nault Plumbing to advance to the championship.
MSU-Northern made the championship the hard way. After falling in its first-round game to Independence Bank 12-9, MSU-Northern won three consecutive games in the loser-out bracket to advance to the championship.
Jessica Obrecht took home offensive MVP honors, while Robin Patrick was named the tournament's most valuable defensive player.
The Havre Girls Softball Association wrapped up its regular season with the tournament.
Saturday, June 28
NorthWestern Energy 20, J.M. Donoven/Milk River Archery (JMD/MRA) 15
Serv-Ur-Self Furniture 20, Lions Club 10
Edward Jones - bye, Chinook - bye
Sunday, June 29
NorthWestern Energy 15, Edward Jones 4 (quarterfinal)
Serv-Ur-Self 23, Chinook 7 (quarterfinal)
JMD/MRA 22, Chinook 7 (loser-out)
Edward Jones 14, Lions Club 13 (loser-out)
Edward Jones 11, JMD/MRA 3 (loser-out)
Edward Jones 15, Serv-Ur-Self 8 (semifinal)
NorthWestern Energy 12, Serv-Ur-Self 7 (semifinal)
NorthWestern Energy 16, Edward Jones 11 (championship)
Offensive MVP - Sjanettee D'Hooge
Defensive MVP - Brittney Callahan
Friday, June 27
Independence Bank 12, MSU-Northern 9
Optimist Club 12, Northern Montana Medical Group (NMMG) 11
Nault Plumbing 13, Independence Bank 8 (quarterfinal)
Lions Club - bye
Saturday, June 28
Lions Club 10, Optimist Club 9 (quarterfinal)
MSU-N 13, Optimist Club 12 (loser-out)
NMMG 30, Independence Bank 21 (loser-out)
MSU-N 14, NMMG 12 (loser-out)
Lions Club 16, Nault Plumbing 10 (semifinal)
MSU-N 15, Nault Plumbing 12 (semifinal)
MSU-N 17, Lions Club 13 (1st Championship)
Lions 12, MSU-N 5 (2nd Championship)
Offensive MVP - Jessica Obrecht
Defensive MVP - Robin Patrick