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Marion wins Sweet 16 series
to advance to Elite Eight


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From the Oct. 23, 2019 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   How sweet it is to be elite. The Marion County High varsity softball team (Region 4A champs) hammered Hawkinsville at home last Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Sweet 16 round of the GHSA Class A State Playoffs. The Lady Eagles improved to 23-5 with the win and advanced to the "Elite Eight" State Championship Tournament, which will be held at South Commons Softball Complex in Columbus.
   The Championship Tournament is a double elimination tournament featuring the eight remaining teams. Marion County will swing into action on Thursday, October 24 at noon when they face Georgia Military of Milledgeville (25-6). Their remaining games will depend upon the outcome of that first game.
   "We are very excited for the next opportunity in Columbus in the Elite 8," said Head Coach John Dimitri. "We have played ... The rest of the story.