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Arcadia Girls Bring Home the Gold

Olivia Rivas tags out a base runner following a spot-on throw from Beverlee Valerio

Olivia Rivas tags out a base runner following a spot-on throw from Beverlee Valerio

The Arcadia Girl’s Softball Association’s team for girls aged 12 and under brought home the gold this year from the Junior Olympic State Championship in San Diego.

Throughout the competition, the team allowed only five total runs scored against them, going undefeated all the way through the championship round.

The Junior Olympics, held each year, include the same set of sporting competitions featured in the actual Olympics, only for the younger athlete.

This year’s title for the the Girl’s Softball team from Arcadia is the first ever Girl’s Softball state title for the city.

The team was lead by Monica Baerg and Beverlee Valerio who were named tournament co-MVPs. Additionally, Elise McCarthy was named to the All-Tournament Team and Isabelle Mejia was given honorable mention.

Following the victory, Head Coach John Valerio said, “These young ladies deserve all the credit for making their dream come true with hard work and true belief that they could win gold.”
The Arcadia City Council will honor the team during their regular meeting on August 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers.

2009 State Junior Olympic Champs

The Acadia Girl's Softball Team brought home the gold from this year's Junior Olympics in San Diego.

August 11, 2009

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