With high school spring sports competition having now drawn to a close the scene now shifts to the summer league season which consists of playing in everything from youth recreation department leagues to elite travel ball competition.
Bombs Away! Or maybe Bombers Away would be more fitting. That is because a pair of local young ladies play for the elite, nationally recognized, “Bombers” travel ball softball team in their respective age group. Another is the certified queen of bombs on the basketball court. All three will be away most weekends of the summer as they travel with their teams all over the nation.
The trio range in age from beginning college next year to just getting her high school career started to looking forward to junior high. All three are at the top of their age bracket locally in their respective sport leading them to having the opportunity to play with the best of the best in the south.
Cali Deal (Texas Bombers Gold) – The sensational, sophomore-to-be, southpaw who has led Quitman to back-to-back, undefeated district 2B championship’s is commanding the circle for the #6 ranked team in the nation in 14U competition this summer. Talk about a tournament schedule, Deal will play all over the south and even in the state of Colorado as she looks to add another national title to the one she won last year with her 13U team.
Hallie Kate Pullig (Bombers) – Based out of Natchitoches and coached by the NSU Lady Demons softball coach this elite group of 12 and under girls from Louisiana, East Texas and Arkansas make it a regular habit of “bringing home the bling.” Leading the way is Pullig who is the only representative from the area and a top contributor every weekend. Already the team has won several tournaments and the summer play is just now beginning. Alabama, Tennessee and Colorado are in the travel plans all before the end of June.
Georgia Robinson (LA Elite) – Whereas the other two are Bombers on the diamond, this Saline High School graduate and LA Elite member is the gold standard of girls basketball bombers. After earning 1st team All-District honors, the reigning Northwest Louisiana 3-point Shoot-Out champion is proving that the better the competition, the better she plays. Robinson led the team in scoring in LA Elite’s tourney title in Arkansas and on Monday was named Player of the Game at their IE Memorial Day Classic Tournament contest.