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Central A got it right by settling it on the diamond

 

May 20, 2013



Heading into the weekend, I think the verdict was still out on the decision to begin having a Central A divisional softball tournament. I had heard arguments for and against the idea. But after sitting through a lot of great Class A softball on Friday and Saturday in Havre, I don’t think the tournament could have played out any better.

Yes, watching the Havre High Blue Ponies take one of the top three spots, and punch their ticket to state after a 3-5 regular season conference record, would have been the icing on the cake, but all in all, the tournament was an all-around success in every sense.

And the idea of letting teams grow, and build through the regular season is the main reason for a divisional tournament.

“It was a good tournament,” Belgrade head coach Justin Taylor said. “I was for it from day one, and this year we played like we needed one. Had there not been a tournament, we would have made state as a three seed, barley. But this weekend gave us our kids a ch...



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