April 26, 2012
Caught in a pickle between Lady Longhorns Devann Runzo, left, and Natalie Black, right, this Blue Ridge player had no place to go but the dugout. The out come was never in doubt. The Lady Longhorns led from the first inning on and continued to play well through the entire game. Blue Ridge managed one run but couldn't keep up with the lady Longhorns and the final score was 9-1.
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Action should be fast, furious and heated today, Friday, May 4, at Rose Mofford Complex in Phoenix where 16 of the state’s finest prep softball teams continue their pursuit of a state championship. In all, 24 Division III teams were seeded into the tournament, but eight were eliminated in the first round on May 2. Among the teams battling for honors are the No. 1 ranked Lady Longhorns who play at 6 p.m. today against No. 17 Fountain Hills. If the Lady Horns win, they will advance to an elite eight showdown at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, probably against No. 8 Mingus. The final four will be played May 11 and the championship at 8 p.m. May 12.
The 1973 Bachman-Turner Overdrive smash hit, “Takin’ Care of Business” wasn’t about Lady Longhorn softball team’s success, but it could have been. That’s exactly what the team did all season long, compiling the program’s first-ever unbeaten regular season (16-0) that became official April 25 in Lakeside where the Lady Horns ran roughshod over former 3A East rival Blue Ridge 9-1.