The 9-10 year old Lyons Mite Girls All Star team played like All Stars in the District 1 Tournament at Effingham County. These girls scored in double-digits in three of their four games and outscored their opposition 55 to 22, winning all four of their games to earn a trip to the GRPA State Tournament as a district champion.
Lyons Mite Girls Scoreboard
Friday- Lyons 19, Effingham County 9
Saturday- Lyons 13, Swainsboro 6
Tuesday- Lyons 8, Rincon 1
Wednesday- Lyons 15, Swainsboro 6- Lyons will go to state as a District 1 Champion.
Players left to right on bottom row
Anna Mendez , Marishka Smith , Laura Zamorano, Rayne Sears, Natalie Quintero, Emerson Powell
Back row left to right
Makaila Moxley , Gianna Hamlin, Shakayla Joseph, Shaylin Stringer, Romia Morris, Brinley Miller
“All the girls hit,” head coach Shawn Stringer said. “Its a team effort and we preach putting ball in play hard somewhere and making the defense work. Staying back in our stance and driving the ball. No easy outs. We thought we would hit the ball really well, but our defense needed a little work. And they worked so hard. We changed the infield around last minute before district and it payed off. We played some of our best defense so far. We practiced really hard the week before district and put in a lot of work. It carried over and we played well in every game in district . We are proud of the way we practice, play and the sportsmanship we show on and off the field. We hope to represent Lyons the right way and show how hard we’ve worked as a team and hopefully bring home a state title.”
Lyons will open up state tourney play on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. against Troup County back in Effingham County. Daily admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for seniors 55-65, $2 for students 6-17 and free for seniors over 65 and children 5 and under.
Directions to the Clarence E. Morgan Field in Effingham County. Take 1-16 to exit 137. Next take Highway 119 North toward Springfield. Take a right on Highway 46. Take a left on Highway 80. Then take a right on Highway 119 North. When you get to Guyton, go straight through the four-way stop on Highway 119 North and travel approximately 5 miles to the red light at the intersection of Georgia Highway 21. Turn right at the intersection to take Georgia Highway 21 South toward Rincon. The Clarence E. Morgan Complex will be 3.5 miles on the right.
Google Maps- it is 77 miles from Lyons. Directions