Burgaw teams dominate state championship week for Dixie Youth softball tournament

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Submitted: Thu, 07/14/2011 - 3:45am
Updated: Fri, 07/15/2011 - 7:09pm

WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — All of the Wilmington teams were eliminated prior to Wednesday’s play, but that was not the case for softball squads from Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin and Pender County. In fact the debs division, which is essentially the high school division Burgaw defeated Brunswick County for the state championship title.

In the belles division South Columbus was considered to be one of the favorites to advance to the Dixie World Series, But South Columbus lost in the semi-finals on Wednesday to Cumberland County. The Burgaw belles were supposed to play Cumberland in the finals on Wednesday night, but foul weather got in the way. Cumberland and Burgaw played Thursday morning instead. Burgaw won to advance to the Dixie World Series in the belles division.

Burgaw also had a team in the ponytail finals. That’s the age group for 11 and 12 year olds. Until Wednesday Burgaw was practically perfect. They scored 58 runs, allowing only one. They were challenged by Dunn though, yet Burgaw will advance to the Dixie World Series in Louisiana with an 18-7 victory.

West Stanly beat Duplin County in the darlings division. West Stanly also won the sweeties division with a victory over East Columbus. Click play video in order to see highlights from four of the six championship games.

Champion- West Stanly
Runner Up- East Columbus
Sportsmanship- Cape Fear

Champion- West Stanly
Runner Up- Duplin Co.
Sportsmanship- Burke County

Champion- West Lincoln
Runner Up- West Stanly
Sportsmanship- North Granville

Champion- Burgaw
Runnr Up- Dunn
Sportsmanship- Moore County

Belles: (this championship game wasn’t finished until Thursday morning due to foul weather)
Champion- Burgaw
Runner Up- South Cumberland
Sportsmanship- Madison Mayodan

Champion- Burgaw
Runner Up- Brunswick North
Sportsmanship- Cape Fear


  • Guest100 says:

    Congratulations to all area teams. Please help support these young ladies as they will be fundraising in various locations throughout the counties over the next few weeks to assist in the cost of the trip prior to their departure on the 29th of July.

  • District 6 says:

    The paper stated that South Columbus was runners up but it was actually South Cumerland from District 6.

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