Cougars Heading To State

Starting the season with a 1-3 record, the season for the Pulaski County 12U recreation team did not look hopeful and All-Stars seemed out of reach.  After being defeated by Blacksburg on Saturday, the Cougars faced an uphill battle knowing they needed to win not one, but two games against the undefeated Blacksburg Rec team in order to call themselves champions.  They rose to the challenge winning game one 14-2 and kept the fire going to win game two 9-0.  The District 10 Babe Ruth Champions are pictured here: Bottom row from L to R: Brayden Price, Earl Ford, Jackson Akers, Brennan White, J.D. Grubb; Second row L to R:  Preston Marshall, Dakota Laws, Kaleb Sartin, Anius Slaughter, Connor Whitaker, Head Coach Jordan Lytton; Back row: Assistant Coaches Brandi Marshall, Jason Price, Christian Whitt. The team has now punched its ticket to the state championship held in Williamsburg on July 9th.  The county is funding a portion of the trip; however, additional funds are needed and would be greatly appreciated!  Help support our county and youth sports!  If any businesses or individuals would like to help, please contact Carrie Whitaker (540) 257-4747 or via email at cwcitygirl@aol.com  (Photo courtesy of Carrie Whitaker)