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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Wildcats fall in state final 2-1


--Jerry Morse photo

The Colton High School softball team gathers with the second-place trophy in Yakima after losing to repeat champions Almira/Coulee/Hartline.

Colton opened the tournament with a first round win over the Loggerettes of Wishkah Valley, 13-2. They advanced to meet Southeast 1B league rival Pomeroy in the semifinals, winning 11-6.

They made the state final, a team lead by five seniors, to play defending champions Almira/Coulee/Hartline, which beat them in a seeding game a week before.

This would be for Colton's eighth state 1B softball championship since 2009, the last title in 2016, when the seniors were freshmen.

The game was Saturday evening, May 25, in Yakima.

Senior Emily Schultheis pitched, striking out five batters with one wa...

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