The Hopkins County SweeTees are now Dixie Softball World Champs! The 5 and 6-year-olds defeated the Louisiana State team 22-21 in the Championship finals on Tuesday August 1, 2017. The team actually went undefeated in District, State and National tournaments, making them a perfect 14-0.
According to Betty Sapaugh, Treasurer of the Hopkins County Girls Softball Association, a celebration is planned on Thursday August 3 at Coleman Park Field One, so everyone can meet the girls and coaches. A proclamation by Hopkins County Judge Newsom will be made at 4:30pm at the field, prior to the celebration.
The SweeTees won the State Championship at Coleman Park during July as Sulphur Springs hosted the State Championship tournament, then continued their winning streak at Nationals in Alexandria, Louisiana. Two other Hopkins County teams, the Ponytails and the Debs, also won State Championships and advanced to World Series play. The Hopkins County Darlings and the Angels were defeated at the District level.
Sweetees team members are: Kylee Harrison, Shaelee Davis, Ayla Oud, Sarah Pickering, Chloe Johnson, Ramsey Ragan, Peyton Taylor, Maggie Thompson, Presley Hunt, Mya Underwood, Georgia Bradford and Allyson Dykes. Coaches are Ladaruis Harrison, Andy Taylor and Geoff Thompson, and Head Coach is Tanner Ragan.