Leo softball state championship team honored at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Wednesday, February 18, 2015

STATEHOUSE – The Leo High School girls’ softball team was honored at the Statehouse for their 2014 Class 3A state championship. State Representative Casey Cox authored a resolution honoring the team.

“It is a tremendous privilege to recognize such an outstanding group of student athletes,” said Rep. Cox. “Our community is blessed to have a team committed to winning both on the playing field and in the classroom. These girls are role models for all the children growing up in Leo.”

By defeating Gibson Southern, the Leo girls’ softball team became the first and only team in school history to win a state championship in a team sport. The 2014 team broke the state high school softball RBI record with 326 runs batted in; the previous record was 313.

“Fifteen years ago, I also had the honor of playing varsity sports at Leo High School,” said Rep. Cox. “Although I never competed for a state championship, I understand the role that high school sports play in teaching young people the importance of time management, dedication and teamwork. Those values have stuck with me well beyond my high school career.”

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Rep. Cox represents a portion of Allen County, including Leo Junior-Senior High School.