Wildfire team plays for championship title

The Grant County Wildfire Junior Little League softball team poses after winning the June 30 Oregon District 3 Championship Tournament in Irrigon. Front row, from left: Taylor Allen, Baylee Metcalf, Madi McKrola, Hailie Wright. Back row, from left: coach Zach Williams, Kaylee Wright, Brianna Zweygardt, Macy Strong, Tiler Voigt, Shaine Madden, Baylee Combs, Jordyn Young, Savanna Randleas, Marissa Smith, coach Mike Strong and coach Tammy Clark. Not pictured: coach Lance Zweygardt.

UPDATE: The Wildfire team lost a hard-fought championship game to the Parkside/Beaumont team of Portland 5-6 in the ninth inning.

PILOT ROCK – The Grant County Wildfire softball team advanced to the state championship game Tuesday, July 14, in Pilot Rock after defeating Warm Springs 12-5 in the semifinal round. The team, coached by Zach Williams, Mike Strong and Lance Zweygardt, was scheduled to face Parkside/Beaumont from Portland at 4:30 p.m. in Pilot Rock. Look for an update this evening.

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