With the first annual Central A softball tournament taking place over the weekend in Havre, one thing is clear, the Central A will be well-represented at the Class A state tournament this weekend in Belgrade.
Friday and Saturday, the Lewistown Golden Eagles, Livingston Rangers, Belgrade Panthers, Havre Blue Ponies and Browning Indians, all battled it out for a spot in the Class A state tournament. The inaugural Central A tournament was played at the Sixth Avenue Memorial Softball Complex in Havre, where the Panthers were crowned conference champions, with an 11-5 win over the Rangers in the chipper.
On the road to the championship, the Panthers defeated the Rangers 8-0 in the quarterfinals, and defeated the Eagles 6-5 in the semifinals. After losing to the Panthers 8-0, the Rangers had to defeat the Indians 24-0 and the Ponies 5-3 in the loser out bracket. The Rangers then defeated the Eagles 7-4 in the semifinals to reach the championship game.
The Panthers went 3-0 on the weeke...