Hosted by the Zachary Broncos, the tournament included play from several top 5A teams that also participated in the 5A State tournament last year - West Monroe HS, Barbe (Lake Charles) and C.E. Byrd (Shreveport) High Schools. Neville High School, also from West Monroe, competed in the tournament as well.
Tournament play began last Thursday when Barbe defeated West Monroe 11 - 2, followed by the Broncos' victory over Neville High, 9 - 2.
The mighty Broncos finished the tournament in a tie for first place with 3 wins and 1 loss, as did West Monroe who also finished at 3 -1.
Congratulations, and way to go, Broncos!
C.E. Byrd High School finished second, with 2 wins, 2 losses.
Barbe HS out of Lake Charles finished third with 1 win, 3 losses.
Neville finished last with 0 wins, 4 losses.
Finals from each day for the Broncos were as follows:
Thursday, Feb. 23
Game 2: Zachary 9, Neville 2
Friday, Feb. 24
Game 1: West Monroe 9, Zachary 3
Saturday, Feb. 25
Game 4: Zachary 8, Barbe 3
Sunday, Feb. 26
Game 1: Zachary 7, Byrd 6
Be sure to pick up a copy of the Feb. 29 edition of the Zachary Plainsman-News for more on this story and more exciting photos from Sunday's game, where ZHS defeated Byrd, 7 - 6.