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World Series wraps up for another year

Lady Bandits' Elyssa LeBaron of Horseheads, N.Y., tags out USA Bombers' Tracy Garrett of Dothan, Ala., at second base.
Lady Bandits' Elyssa LeBaron of Horseheads, N.Y., tags out USA Bombers' Tracy Garrett of Dothan, Ala., at second base.

The excitement has subsided and teams are headed home after the 2007 NSA Class A Girls Softball World Series.

But the more than 300 team that participated in the five age divisions this year will be taking back memories that will last a lifetime.

They traded pins, played close games, made new friends from around the eastern part of the country and Canada and played some mighty fine softball until the final championship was decided Saturday at Cherry Park.

There were close games all week, which was characterized by the championship in the 14-and-under division between the Coral Spring Panthers from Florida and the Brantford Bobcats from Ontario, Canada.

The Bobcats went into the game undefeated and the Panthers had one loss. To take the title, the Panthers had to win twice.

Coral Springs won the first game, 3-2, and the second, 2-1, for the championship. The Bobcats were seeking Canada's first World Series title.

The 8-and-under Coach-Pitch championship was won by Georgia's West Cobb Lightning.

The Seminole Indians from Florida won the 10-and-under title.

In the 12-and-under championship game, New York's Lady Bandits wasted little time in beating the USA Bombers from Alabama.

The Ohio Classics won the 16-and-under title, beating the Tampa Mustangs in a match-up between teams that went into the title game with one loss each.

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