Youth Teams Heading to Nationals

by Stuart Webber

NewsWest 9 Sports

West Texas United Soccer Clubs:

The 94 Boys Team defeated squads from Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia to advance to the US Youth Soccer Association's National Tournament. They are coached by Jared Richardson who can be reached at 288-2180.

The 92 Girls Team is also headed to Nationals after they defeated squads from North and South Carolina as well as Texas. They are coached by Chad Barden and Zach Doss who can be reached at 770-8646 and 559-7215 respectively.

Softball Teams:

The Top Fuel Fastpitch 12 and under softball team is preparing for a trek to Gadsden, Alabama for the National Tournament on July 29th through August 3rd. The team qualified by winning the ASA Texas State Championship in College Station. For more information on how you can help these girls from Midland and Odessa contact Danielle Olivas at 631-2612.

The West Texas Twisters is another 12 and under softball team, this one based in Andrews. The team is mostly girls from Andrews but also includes 2 or 3 players from Midland and Odessa. The girls look to travel to Hutchinson, Kansas for a World Series event from July 20th to 28th. They are coached by Linda Ruiz who can be reached at 528-3110.