The Warren County Middle School softball team made school history on May 9 when they defeated conference rival Bunn Middle School 11-5 to win the MAC 10 championship.

The Lady Warriors’ home field advantage may have played in their favor, and their 11-1 record likely boosted their confidence going into the game.

In her third year coaching Lady Warrior softball, Coach Simone Turner said the girls played well together as a team and had great attitudes.

“It was a great defensive team, and they could also play well on the bats and made less errors,” Turner said.

She said she is very proud of everyone on her team.

“They felt good going into the championship game,” Turner said. “We were confident we were going to win.”

Being the coach to help lead the softball team to a championship was special, Turner said.

“It’s a great feeling, and I hope it motivates the girls to continue to work hard,” she said. “Most are going to the high school next year.”

Turner said she hopes that will translate to a winning team at the high school level. She also has high hopes for the middle school team again next year, with several key players returning to serve as mentors. 

“It will be a challenge, but I predict another good year for Lady Warrior softball,” she said. “I hope that we, as a community, can keep this going, not only in softball, but in other sports as well.”

“We are extra proud of the girls for their extra hard work on the field, as well as off the field,” said Principal Tracy Neal.