Photo by Tamie Meck
This North Fork all-star U14 softball team, the Slammers, earned a trip to Independence, Kan., to play in the Mideast Plains regional tournament on July 18. Team members are: beginning in the back (left), head coach Matt Hall, Samantha Galley, Noelle Jaramillo, Tyra Jaramillo, Lacey Rodriguez, Shelby Rogers, and assistant coach Andrea Lofley. In the front are Kayla Trefren, Kenley Derby, Kayla Carter, Halley Lofley and Kambry Hall.
They were in a do-or-die situation, but the Tri County Slammers were a determined team. Playing in the 14 and under Babe Ruth state fast pitch softball tournament, the team of all-stars from Paonia and Hotchkiss pulled off an eight-run third inning to advance to the Midwest Plains regional tournament.