Tourney champs


The Southern Ohio Cyclones, featuring six local players, won their division in the Buckeye Recruit Fest softball tournament last weekend at Berliner Park in Columbus. There were 120 16-and-under teams at the event. The Cyclones finished with a 6-2 record, beating teams from Ohio, Indiana and New York. Local team members are, from the left, front row: Benjamin Logan’s Grace Deardurff and West Liberty-Salem’s Maddie Estes and Julia Ames; and back row: head coach Rick Price, WL-Salem’s Kayle Henderson, Riverside’s Shelby Giles and assistant coaches Jeff Deardurff and Marty Ames. Bellefontaine’s Hailee Price was unable to play because of injury.