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River Hill softball pushes Northern to brink before falling, 1-0, in state semifinals
River Hill softball pushes Northern to brink before falling, 1-0, in state semifinals

In the state semifinal round of the playoffs, there’s no such thing as a moral victory. Although, if there were, River Hill’s effort against five-time defending state-champion Northern in the 3A state semifinals Tuesday would certainly qualify. The Hawks, fresh off capturing the program’s first regional title, got a career-game from sophomore pitcher Kristy Selby and went toe-to-toe with the undefeated Patriots all the way until the bottom of the seventh inning. But, with the game on the line, Northern (22-0) mustered just enough offense to earn a walk-off, 1-0, victory at the Bachman Softball Complex. Freshman Kassidy Cross’ single through the right side with...

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