If they haven't heard it yet, here's a hearty congratulations to the Estherville Lincoln Central Softball Team on its fourth-place finish at the state tournament last week.
We know it takes a lot of hard work for a team to make it to the tournament in consecutive seasons. Sometimes a little luck is included also.
The Midgets represented their school district well with three very good games
The semifinal and third-place games could have gone either way.
Yes the girls were a little disappointed, but that happens when the goals and expectations are high and you don't quite reach them.
Making it to the state tournament in two straight seasons after a 12-year absence (1998 was the last time at state before the 2011 season) sets the bar high for the continued success of the softball program.
Again, congratulations to the Midgets and we look forward to what the team can do in 2013.