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Panthers baseball on the prowl to State


June 14, 2019

Amber Nichols / Pine Knot Sports

Members of the South Ridge boys baseball team pose for a cell phone photo after defeating Ely and claiming the Section 7A title.

Don't look now, but South Ridge is fast becoming a top local school during the spring sports season. After the softball team made the state tournament for the first time in school history a week ago, the baseball team is making its second straight state appearance this week.

The Panthers won the Section 7A title last week under coach Tyler Olin with a pair of wins over the Ely Timberwolves.

"It wasn't easy this time around," said Olin this week. "Ely was tough and there were several solid teams and players in the section."

In a game that started Tuesday and finished Wednesday after storms r...

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