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The Cherokee Middle School softball team started the 2013 season in dominating fashion at the annual Middle School Classic at Athens Regional Park. The Lady Jackets did not allow a single run in games versus Meigs County, Cleveland and Maryville en route to winning this tournament championship for the first time in school history.
The Lady Jackets continued their undefeated season by winning the ASA Middle School Bash at Warner Park in Chattanooga. Stellar victories were against Baylor School and several other Georgia and Tennessee middle school teams. This tourney championship was another first for the Cherokee softball program.
The final challenge of the season resulted in the Lady Jackets remaining undefeated and winning the ISA Fall Brawl Tourney in Cleveland. Cherokee was the only middle school team competing in this open event, but they outplayed and outlasted all other teams in their bracket, including a few wins over high school age rosters.
Brad Hamilton and his daughter, Anna Hamilton, coached, taught and inspired the team, and in the process elevated their games and expectations. The eighth-grade class has been especially successful on the diamond, winning 90 percent of their games played during their time at Cherokee.