Meeker Magic defends title

The Meeker Magic finished with an 11-1 record and the league title. Coaches Dave Cole, JaNae Shelton and Jen George. Playing for the Meeker Magic were (standing) Gracie Bradfield, Kassie Luce “Righty.” Victoria Lasker “Torrie,” Michaela Jones “Big M,” Shelbi Blazon, Megan Shelton “Slugger,” Kristin Luce “Lefty,” (kneeling) Yolanda Carabantes “Yoli,” Makenna Burke “Rock Star,” Savana May, Kaylee Braford “Pee Wee.” COURTESY PHOTO
The Meeker Magic finished with an 11-1 record and the league title. Coaches Dave Cole, JaNae Shelton and Jen George. Playing for the Meeker Magic were (standing) Gracie Bradfield, Kassie Luce “Righty.” Victoria Lasker “Torrie,” Michaela Jones “Big M,” Shelbi Blazon, Megan Shelton “Slugger,” Kristin Luce “Lefty,” (kneeling) Yolanda Carabantes “Yoli,” Makenna Burke “Rock Star,” Savana May, Kaylee Braford “Pee Wee.” COURTESY PHOTO

MEEKER I The Meeker Magic, an 8-10-year-old girls softball team, defended their league title, by winning three games and the league title Saturday last, in Basalt.“This is the second year in a row for this team,” coach Janae Shelton, who along with her father Dave Cole and sister Jen George, coach the young ballplayers.The Meeker Magic finished with a record of 11-1, with the only loss coming earlier in the season.“They only lost one game all season and that was to New Castle but they beat them 3-2 Saturday,” Shelton said.The Meeker Magic defeated Eagle in the first round of the tournament 13-2 to face New Castle in the semifinals.“The game against New Castle was the most exciting and all the girls played outstanding and heads-up ball,” Shelton said of the 3-2 semifinal game.The win advanced the Meeker Magic to the championship game against Parachute, which Meeker won 5-2.