LUDLOW — After Tina-Avalon and Mendon: Northwestern's girls posted quarterfinal-round victories to start the annual Carroll-Livingston Activity Association (CLAA) high school softball conference tournament Monday night, tonight's (Sept. 17) two girls' semifinal games have been postponed to Wednesday and their times changed.
The girls' semifinals now are slated to begin at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 18) with second-seeded Southwest Livingston meeting No. 3 Tina-Avalon. That will be followed at about 3:45 p.m. by No. 1 seed and defending champion Norborne facing Northwestern.
In Monday's play, T-A's Lady Dragons scored three runs in the final inning to shade Hale 11-9 and Northwestern bested Hardin-Central 12-7.
Due to shortages of students and interested players, only two of the eight CLAA schools – Tina-Avalon and Breckenridge (in co-op with Southwest Livingston) – entered boys' teams in this year's tournament and only six schools have girls' teams.
As a result, the T-A and Breckenridge boys will meet for the title Thursday at 7 p.m., with the girls' championship game to follow at the Ludlow Lions Field on Livingston County Route D, just north of Ludlow. Thursday's slate also calls for a girls' consolation game at 4:30 p.m. and third-place contest at 5:45.
Unless situations change, indications are the long-running tournament will not have a boys' division next year.