The Elkhart Rangers 8U softball team will head to the state tournament next week, after dominating in district play.
The Rangers entered the district tournament as the number two seed and went undefeated in tournament play. The girls showed grit and determination, with come-from-behind wins in several competitions, including Friday's championship game.
The state tournament, with 19 teams from around the state, starts Monday, July 8 in Rusk.
Team members are Avery Mahon, Layken Holland, Lanie Clark, Kiera McMorris, Anisten Carr, Karstyn Johnson, Allie Starkey, Allison Leggett, Audrey Frazier, Chloe Parker, Ryliee Reed, and Kaydee White.
The Elkhart Rangers are coached by Casey Clark, Sean Mahon, James Leggett, Jeremie Whitt, and pitching coach Whitnee Mahon.