Lady Warriors ready to make deep run into 1A playoffs

By Austin Bishop

The Winston County Journal


After a slow start the Nanih Waiya Lady Warriors, under the direction of first-year head coach Courtnee Graham, put together a solid season and went 11-5 in the regular season, excluding tournaments and jamborees.

The Lady Warriors were set to host French Camp Academy on Tuesday at 4 p.m. for a best-of-three series in the first round of the MHSAA Class 1A State Slow-Pitch Softball Playoffs.

“The girls took what could have been a bad situation and a rough couple of games to start the year and turned them into a successful season,” Graham said. “They made up their minds to play hard and enjoy themselves and that determination and work ethic led to a winning season, not to mention a district championship.”

Nanih Waiya went 4-0 in league play, with two-game sweeps over Noxapater and West Lowndes.

Now the Lady Warriors have their eyes on seeing how deep of a run they can make in the playoffs.

“From here, they just have to maintain their focus and show up with their best game,” Graham said of her team. “If they do that, I have no doubt they will be successful.”