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West Stanly Darlings claim district title

The West Stanly Darlings Dixie Youth Softball (DYS) team punched its ticket into the state tournament with its recent win this past weekend in the district tournament in Richfield.

In Dixie Youth Softball, the darlings are ages seven and eight years old.

Winning three games in as many nights, West Stanly opened the tournament by posting a win over North Stanly last Friday 19-0, then topped Anson County the next day,13-10.

In the championship game on Sunday, West Stanly won 13-2 over Montgomery County.
In the district tournament, West Stanly outscored teams 45-12 while hitting seven home runs and turning two double plays.

West Stanly will play in the DYS state tournament opening July 12.

The winner of the state tournament will advance to the Dixie World Series which this summer will be contested in Eufaula, Alabama.

Sports Editor Charles Curcio can be reached at charles.curcio@stanly newspress.com, 704-983-1361 or via Twitter (@charles_curcio).

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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