The National Pro Fastpitch season ended without a champion for the first time in the league's nine-year history because of weather delays and what the league cited as scheduling conflicts for players on both teams.
Monica Abbott was her usual brilliant self in the pitcher's circle for Chicago on Saturday. But it was the Bandits' catcher, Shannon Doepking, who was the star in the opener of the NPF championship series.
Kalani Brown became the first member of her family to win a state title when she led Salmen (Slidell, La.) to a last-second win in the Class 4A title game. Top prospects Diamond DeShields, Kailee Johnson and Asia Durr also celebrate state titles.
North Carolina recruits Diamond DeShields, Stephanie Mavunga and Jessica Washington and Duke recruits Oderah Chidom, Kendall Cooper and Rebecca Greenwell headline the 2013 WBCA High School All-America Game selections.
Mercedes Russell, Diamond DeShields, Kaela Davis, Taya Reimer, Linnae Harer and Rebecca Greenwell are among the stars expected to sign as the early signing period for girls' high school basketball begins.
With Diamond DeShields, Allisha Gray, Jessica Washington and Stephanie Mavunga, North Carolina leads the 2013 recruiting class race at the halfway point of the recruiting season. Notre Dame and Virginia round out the big three.