The girls team from Byrd Middle School and the boys from Porter Middle School were the winning teams at the LA84 Foundation/Beyond the Bell Branch Middle School Sports Program Softball District-wide Finals. The tournament took place on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Peary Middle School.
The girls from Byrd won over Burroughs. Nightingale came in third over L.A. Academy. On the boys side Porter beat out the team from Griffith. Emerson took third place with Hollenbeck finishing fourth.
The tournament was the culmination of the eight-week after school softball program offered by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Branch at all 95 middle schools. Teams from each participating school participated in regional competitions with the champions from each region advancing to the finals.
Congratulations to all of the competitors and coaches who played hard and exhibited excellent sportsmanship.
F. Patrick Escobar