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July 3, 2014

State titles to be contested at Berrien, Cook

TIFTON — For those needing a local hardball fix next week while the Atlanta Braves are on the road, two area towns will be hosting Georgia Recreation and Park Association state championships.

Starting Tuesday, both Nashville and Adel will be hosting various Class C tournaments at Massee Post Road Complex and Nat Hudson Park, respectively.

Adel will be getting the junior softball tournament, as well as the mite machine pitch baseball tourney. Nashville will be home to midget softball and junior baseball. Junior baseball starts Tuesday with a pair of games, with all other tournaments beginning Wednesday. Each tournament is double elimination and is scheduled to wrap up Saturday.

According to brackets posted on Quick Scores, the mite tournament has a first round of Adel-Cook versus Appling County, Irwin County versus Evans, Berrien County against Bacon County and Morgan County playing Metter.

Junior softball at Adel features Jeff Davis versus Adel-Cook, Pierce County versus Fitzgerald and Hawkinsville-Pulaski County versus Wilcox County in first round action. The winner of Jeff Davis and Adel-Cook plays Soperton in the second round.

The midget softball tournament at Berrien has the hosts playing Jeff Davis, Blakely-Early County vying against Metter, Adel-Cook against North Bryan and Dodge County versus Heard County in the first round.

Nashville's other tournament, junior baseball, has two first round games: Berrien against Appling County and Terrell County against Manchester. The winner of the former will play Putnam County and either Terrell or Manchester plays Jeff Davis. Second round action also features Lanier County versus Hawkinsville and Haralson County playing Screven County.

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The 2014 Tift County Lady Devils volleyball team. Summer Bennett, Chat Butts, Carolina Carter, Kaleigh Hobby, Molly Jones, Savannah Kendrick, Mariena McCullough, Dail Adaway, Vanity Golson, Alex Miller, Taylor Nimmo, Amanda Riddle, Logan Seeman, Taylor Cross, Karina Delgado, Audrey McElhaney, Madison Spivey, Julianna Cross and Olivia Thomas Assistants are Dana Fletcher and Chance Benson. Head coach is Courtney Mitchell.

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