Longview hosting Texas-North State Championships this weekend
From Staff Reports
June 28, 2012 at 11 p.m.
The Longview Girls Softball Association and the City of Longview Parks Sports Tourism Department will host the 2012 Texas-North State Championships today through Sunday at the Softball Fields at Lear Park.
The tournament will feature 50 teams between the ages of 6-16, opening on Friday with championship games set for Sunday.
Pool play action begins at 6 p.m. on Friday for the 10-under open and 10-under C divisions.
Pool play for 6-under, 8-under modified coach pitch, 8-under machine pitch, 12-under open, 14-under open and 16-under open is set for Saturday. Some bracket play will be played late Saturday, with championship games scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. in 8-under machine pitch (Field 3), 3 p.m. in 8-under modified coach pitch (Field 4), 4 p.m. in 10-under (Field 1), 4 p.m. in 10-under C (Field 8), 4 p.m. in 12-under (Field 5), 4 p.m. in 14-under (Field 6) and 3:30 p.m. in 16-under (Field 7).
Proceeds from the event will benefit the building off the Jack M. Mann Splash Park.
Teams are from Longview, Sulphur Springs, White Oak, Hallsville, Denison, Marshall, Burleson, DeQueen, Ark., Paris, Texarkana, Dallas, Nashville, Ark., Carthage, Broken Bow, Okla., Hooks, Queen City, Mount Pleasant, Gilmer, Jacksonville, Mineola, Hooks, Bullard, Henderson, Benton, La., Bossier City, La., Bedford, Omaha, Diana, Troup and Harleton.