Story by Jamie Craig
Four Carson Valley softball teams made it all the way to the championship games Sunday, during the Northern Sierra Fastpitch State Tournament at Stodick Park in Gardnerville.
The 8U, 12U and 14U HotShots of the Carson Valley Girls Softball Association, and the 10U Bloodline, also from the Carson Valley, all battled for state titles.
In the 8U division, the HotShots took second place, falling to the Nevada Sharks of Carson City. In the 10U division, Bloodline edged out the Nevada Sharks for the top seed.
The 12U and 14U HotShots continued their winning seasons with first place finishes. The 12U HotShots defeated the Fallon Force in the championship match. A mid-game rally sealed it for the 14U HotShots, who beat out Elko Inferno.
In the 18U division, the Nevada Sharks topped All Out Envy of Reno for the state title.
“All in all, it was a great tournament,” said CVGSA President Joey McNinch. “It’s special for our league to have three teams in the running for state titles. We are also happy for Bloodline. Many of the girls on the team play in our recreation league, so it’s nice to see them get a win.”