The Northwest Whitfield High School softball players raise the Class 4A state championship trophy after beating Heritage-Catoosa 12-6 in the double-elimination tournament finals on Saturday in Columbus. Heritage and Northwest are Region 7-4A rivals, and the Lady Generals won the region title and won five of eight games played between the two teams. But the Lady Bruins won the games that mattered at state. (Matt Hamilton/The Daily Citizen)