Hot Stix team wins at state
The Mt. Pleasant Hot Stix 12U softball team placed first in the gold bracket of the USSSA Class C state tournament in Ottumwa on June 29 and 30. They defeated the Des Moines Nitro, Ottumwa Rampage and Knoxville.
The team is pictured. Front row, from left: Delaney McDowell, Serenity Keomanivong, Ashley Elmore, Kenna Smith and Lexie Magnani. Second row, from left: Chi Glaha, Liz Perry, Maggie Cristoforo, Emily Stark, Anni Liechty and Lydia Stewart. Back row, from left: Coaches Scott Keomanivong, Joe Cristoforo and Jason Smith.
Not pictured: Reece Barton, Chloe Anderson, Paige Stater, Isabel Ashton and Coach Darin Stater.