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Monday, April 30, 2007

Hurting in 5A

The Class 5A baseball playoff brackets will come out on Tuesday.

You may remember that no local team has won a baseball state championship in the highest classification since Fair Park in 1970.

That won't change this year.

Byrd and Airline givel the area its only playoff participants in Class 5A. Byrd is in the building stages and Airline has had a disappointing season by its standards.

The two schools had to play a game to decide third place last week.

This is a far cry from recent years when Southwood and Shreve were making trips to the state tournament and certainly a long way from Airline's glory days of the early 1990s.

There is hope on the way. Besides Byrd and Airline, Shreve jumps back up to 5A next year and will help the local baseball scene.


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