Winslow Little League All Stars teams take first place
Winslow’s 9-10 year-old boys The Winslow Little League 9-10 year old boys’ All Star Team enjoyed some success in the Area Tournament, but failed to advance to state. Winslow defeated Tuba City 13 to 2 on June 30, going on to face Flagstaff on July 1, winning 12 to 2. The team lost to Page on July 2, which put them into another bracket, playing Payson on July 6. They lost their bid 7 to 9, removing them from the tournament.
The 11 year-old boys defeated Mt. Elden 13 to 5 on July 1, but lost the following day to Page, 12 to 14. The team took on Snowflake on July 5, losing 2 to 7. On July 6, Winslow lost to Continental 19 to 13, then took a turn for the better, defeating Taylor 16 to 3 on the 7th.
The 11-12 year old boys beat Tuba City on June 30, winning 26 to zero in opening round action. This team went on to play Payson on July 1, beating their opponents 9 to 8. The following day, the Winslow team beat Flagstaff and this put them at the top of the league. They played in the District Finals on July 7 in Page against the Area 2 team, Blue Ridge. Winslow defeated Blue Ridge 6 to 2, going on to play for district championship on 9th against the winner of the Blue Ridge Continental Game.
Winslow’s 13-14 year old boys started on Thursday, July 1, with a loss to Page with a score of 2 to 14. The following day, Winslow lost to Payson 6 to 8, but turned around on the third of July, beating Coconino 11 to 6. Winslow was defeated by Continental/Mt. Elden on Monday, July 5, 2 to 8 and were removed from the tournament.
The 15-16 year old boys started on Monday, lost to Continental 14 – 4, lost to Flagstaff last night 2 to 1 and are now out of the tournament.
Team members included Jonathan Beecroft, Jordan Echoles, John Gonzalez, Raymond Grabowski, Roman Guzman, Casey Hancock, P.J. Vaquez, Victor Martinez, Kirk Ramsey, Chris Reyes, Mathew Smith and Darius Thomas.
Winslow’s 9-10 year-old girls defeated Show Low 15 to 4 on July 1. On July 2 they defeated Round Valley 20 to 5, and in a surprising turn of events were beaten July 5th by Blue Ridge 0 to 22, but rebounded on July 6 by beating Snowflake 26 to 7. On the 7th, Winslow took St. Johns 21 to 2. Winslow defeated Taylor 11-1 in their final game.
Winslow’s 11 year old girls, who had no opponents from the District, will start at State on July 23.
As of July 8, the 11-12 year old girls remained undefeated. On July 1, the girls defeated Round Valley 28-1, and went on to defeat Holbrook 25 to 0 the following day. On the 5th, Winslow defeated Snowflake 23-16, White Mountain 12 to 0, and finally Taylor—the other undefeated team—12 to 9. The girls then went on to play Pinetop/Lakeside and defeated that team 17 to 6.
The 13-14 year-old girls began their play on Monday, July 5, beating Ponderosa 25 to 4; but were defeated by Taylor the following day 17 – 7. Winslow edged Show Low in a slugfest 27-25 in their third outing. Winslow won another game before losing to Blue Ridge 9-7 in their final game of the tournament.
Team members include Madison Bolton, Charlee Favro, Gypsi Gover, Mariah Guzman, Gabby Hayes, Amanda Henrie, Jessie Jacobs, Megan Mitchell, Mary Catherine Ricks, Chanel Renfro, Christina Rogers and Michelle Thomas.
Winslow’s 15-16 year old girls earned a berth in the Arizona State Senior Girls’ State Tournament at Tolleson by defeating Taylor 4-3 in the first game of a best of three game series, then defeating Taylor again 12-7 to claim the area title.
Winslow will be defending the Arizona State Senior Girls’ championship the team won in 2003 at Tucson. Taylor had been the 2002 Arizona State Senior Girls’ Champion.
Winslow girls making their second trip to the state tournament are Quintina
Begay, Briana Conatser and Kaylee Salazar. New comers include Micki Begay, Kayla
Draper, Jennifer Estudillo, Alicia Flores, Alex Magana, Shaleen Miller, Devin Parsons, Dayna Penrod and Melissa Robertson.
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