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Russell Edges Norton, Advances to K-18 State Title Game

Russell played Rooks County in the first round of the K-18 State Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Lucas on Friday, July 16.
Russell played Rooks County in the first round of the K-18 State Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Lucas on Friday, July 16.

After shutting out Rooks County 5-0 on Friday, Russell made more magic happen on Saturday morning as they took down the defending state champs Norton 3-2 in the semifinals of the K-18 State Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Lucas.

Kendra Bay earned the victory in the circle, her second of the state tournament.

Russell improves to 14-3-1 and will meet Ellis for the state championship at around 2 PM on Saturday. Osborne and Norton play in the third place game around noon.