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The Angleton Havoc 8U softball team showed its grit and determination at the USA Softball 8U State championship this past Memorial Day Weekend. Front row, from left, are Olivia Hernandez, Kinsley Kubala, Heven Williams, Kamryn King and Laila Damian; middle row, Kaley Branch, Elaina Slaughter, Madalynn Scott, Lexi Havel, Kourtney Judkins, Zariah Arias and Larissa Guardiala; back row, Coach Courtney Judkins, Lisa Havel, coach Joe King and coach Eric Branch.

The Angleton Havoc 8U softball team didn’t win any trophies or place in the top three of the USA Softball State championship, but they did put in a notable effort to get the most out of the experience.

During this past Memorial Day weekend at George Park McDowell Fields in Sugar Land, the Havoc faced 39 other teams.

Unfortunately, weather played a significant role in how the tournament played out.

Pool play for the Angleton Havoc was limited to two games, and they lost the first, 18-0, to the Woodlands Force 8U. The following match against the PNG Indians was rained out.

Once bracket play started for the Havoc, things began to improve. Angleton won the first bracket game against the Woodlands Force, 17-4. Still in the championship side of the bracket, the Havoc then lost a tough one to the Galveston Her-icanes, 13-11.

Off to the consolation side of the bracket, the Havoc played their best softball as they reeled off six consecutive wins with victories against the Pearland Power, 9-7; Friendswood Fire, 13-5; Rose Rich Gold All-Stars, 7-4; League City Legacy, 9-7; N-Tensity, 10-8, and the PNG Indians, 14-8.

After the win against the PNG Indians, the Havoc found themselves back in the championship side of the bracket in the semifinal round. But they could not dethrone the Rose Rich Stampede Blue in a close contest, 8-6.

If the Angleton Havoc could have found a way to beat Rose Rich, they would have faced the Lake Jackson Elite, who went on to win the state tournament.

Joel Luna is sports editor for The Facts. Contact him at 979-237-0160 or at

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