After a one-year hiatus, Sherwood softball is back in very familiar territory.
Answering a valiant comeback attempt by visiting Howard in the 4A North region championship game on Friday, the Warriors scored three late runs to pull away for an 8-5 victory and a berth in the state final four.
After winning five straight state titles between 2012 and 2016, followed by finishing as a finalist in 2017, Sherwood lost to Urbana in last year’s region quarterfinals. So as the team celebrated with the region title hardware Friday afternoon, there was a feeling of redemption in the air.
“That devastating loss, that has been our drive. This team, whether it’s me as the only senior...