Four Section 10 student/athletes participated on the Northern Stars (Syracuse) fastpitch softball team at the 2013 Eastern national ASA Girls Junior Olympic Championship held in Laurel Spring Regional Park, Md.
From left, Lindsay Thayer and Haley Agans, who play for St. Lawrence Central; Alissa McCauley, a key member of the Franklin Academy Huskies; and Hannah Thornhill, who is a standout catcher and hitter for the Heuvelton Bulldogs and NAC West MVP. The four Section 10 athletes combined forces with several Section 3 players on the Stars team and finished ninth out of the 43-team field at the national event. The Stars completed the tournament with a 5-2 record, defeating the Cleveland (Ohio) Hurricanes 4-2, Rhode Island Pride 10-0 and Michigan Lookout 3-2 in 8 innings. The Stars lost 3-0 to the Michigan Bulldogs, rebounded with a 12-4 thumping of the Pennsylvania Thunder and an 8-7 win over the Ohio Crush. The National run ended for the North Country girls in the double elimination tournament in game 7 to the Michigan Silver Ice, falling 9-6. (Macaulay Photo)