Softball teams head to Cheyenne for state tourney
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 July 2013 05:48
Written by Jim West
The GGFA Blue Jay team will be heading to Cheyenne Thursday for the 2013 ASA State Tournament. Six teams total will be representing Gillette at the tournament. Two 10u teams, a 12u, 14u, 16u and 18u team. Squads from all over the state will be there to compete in the 3-day tournament. Opening ceremonies kick it all off in Cheyenne on Thursday night.
Two teams will then be traveling to a national tournaments. The 10u Blue Jays, coached by Jim West, will be leaving for Kansas City, Kan. for a 5-day tournament that will showcase some of the best teams in the country. The 18u's, coached By Danny Gojkovich, will leaving July 30th for Rochester, Minn. for their 5-day national tournament. It's a great honor for these teams to be able to represent Gillette, as well as Wyoming, in their ASA National Championship race.
Two Gillette Fastpitch girls were selected to play for the USSSA Colorado All-Star team on Aug. 10th. Ali West and Taylor Manning, both from the GGFA Blue Jays 10u team, were selected by Colorado USSSA coaches to play in the North vs South All-Star game. There were 15 girls selected out of 80 nominations. Ali will be pitching for the North All-Star team and Taylor will be playing second base. Congrats to both young ladies and good luck.