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Graves repeats as state softball champs

The Graves County Middle School Softball Team battled from the losers’ bracket to win seven games in a row and capture its second consecutive Middle School Softball State Championship. It took place Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Panther Creek Park in Owensboro. The Lady Eagles overcame adversity and its opponents among 14 top-ranked softball programs across Kentucky. Graves County’s season record was 67-7, with six tournament championships during the year besides the state championship. Pictured, from left, are (front row) Dana Adkins, Sarah Watts, (second row) Kaitlin McGill, Lauren Rowland, (third row kneeling) Hannah Ridolfi, McKenzie Payne, Kenzie Murphy, Bekah Courtney, Macey Cox, Keely Barnes, (fourth row) Laurna Todd, Cassidy Sheppard, Morghen Turley, Lindsey Whitlock, Melissa LaClair, Brooke Ellegood, Lakyn Rye, (back row) coaches Lou Ridolfi, Selise Ridolfi, Matt Powell, Mike Adkins, and Kenny Barnes.

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