More than a half-dozen all-star teams advanced past the recent district rounds of the Tar Heel Leagues and Statewide Athletics Committee tournaments to represent Wendell at the state level.
The Wendell Blue coach pitch (7-8 year olds) all-star baseball team won the Tar Heel Leagues District VI tourney and the Wendell White team placed third in the age group. Both will now compete in the Tar Heel Leagues state round, set for July 30-Aug. 2 in Washington.
The 8U softball all-star team claimed second in the Tar Heel Leagues district tournament to move on to play for a state title in the tournament in Smithfield, set for July 23-26.
In 9-10 boys action, Wendell Blue won the Tar Heel Leagues district championship and will also compete in the state tournament in Washington starting July 30. Wendell White finished second in the SWAC district tournament to earn a spot in the SWAC state championship, which was held July 16-19 in Havelock.
Wendell’s 10U girls brought home the Tar Heel Leagues District VI title and will try to add to the trophy case during the July 23-26 state softball tournament in Smithfield.
And in 13-14 boys action, the Wendell all-stars placed second in the Tar Heel Leagues district tournament and opted to compete in the SWAC state tournament in New Bern, held July 16-19.