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COUGARS, PANTHERS ALL SET FOR SOFTBALL FINALS

Academy and Guam High will face off Saturday for the title

The Academy Cougars and Guam High Panthers took care of business Tuesday afternoon, winning their respective high school girls softball semifinal games.

The Cougars exploded for 18 runs in only two innings, taking out the Tiyan Titans 18-1 in only 2 1/2 innings due to the 15-run rule.

Isabella Dangan was near perfect in the three innings of pitching and also had a 3-run in-the-park homer in the first inning to guide the offensive explosion. Jeneva Guerrero and Noelle Chun also had big run-scoring hits for Academy.

The Panthers had an easy time as well, taking out the Sanchez Sharks 10-2.

Leadoff hitter Morgan Piehl and catcher Lelani Westlund paved the way for the Panthers offense while pitcher Brinnlyn Hardt did her part to hold down the Sharks.

Championship Saturday

The showdown takes place this Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Okkodo baseball field. The regular season game between the two was a classic with the Cougars edging the Panthers 9-7.

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QUICK HITS

Shawn Bamba won the Arizona state wrestling championship while siblings Jussiah and Justyn took third place in their divisions at state.
Shawn (12th) won the 150-lb division while Jussiah (11th) took bronze in the 120-lb class and Justyn (9th) took bronze in the 106-lb category.
All three were born on Guam before moving to Surprise, Arizona in 2014, where they all picked up wrestling in 2016.
Their parents are Justin and Shannon Bamba from Pago Bay.
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Christian Delos Santos, son of Richard Delos Santos (Barrigada) and Norma Larimer Delos Santos (Dededo), won the Kentucky High School Athletic Association wrestling state championship in the 113-lb weight class.
His sister Naiya took 3rd place in the 100-lb girls division.

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