Going out with a boom

The Tri-City Thunder 18U traveling girls softball team captured first place in the Olean, N.Y., Synergy tournament with a 5-0-1 record this past weekend. Members of the team are (front, from left): Marissa Grubbs, Emily Finley, Kaylyn Fry and Lydia Peterson; middle, Lindsey Kemp, Jocelyn Koziara, Becca Kunselman, Gracie Stryffeler, Amber Scott, Kaitlyn Constantino and McKenna Houck; back, coaches Ed Winger and Greg Houck.

OLEAN, New York - Tri-City Thunder's traveling 18U girls softball team made the final tournament of the program's history count as it captured the title of the Olean, N.Y., Synergy tournament this past weekend with a 5-0-1 record.

The Thunder program, which was started in 2004, will be ending after 16 successful campaigns, but it made the final one memorable with victories over the Olean Synergy (5-0) and the Lewstown Lady Patriots (6-5) and a tie with the Hamburg Extreme (2-2) in pool play. The Thunder went on to best the Fury (6-5) in the quarterfinals, the Olean Synergy (7-1) in the semifinals and the Lady Patriots (8-0) in the finals.

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