The celebration didn't end for the Greenbrier softball team with a victory over Chapel Hill in their final game of the state tournament Oct. 30.
The Greenbrier High School softball team, the 2004 AAAA state champions, celebrate their victory in front of a crowd of school officials, parents and schoolmates on their home field. The Lady Wolfpack won the title Oct. 30 with a 12-0 victory over Chapel Hill. It was the first state championship for a Greenbrier team since 1999.
Photo by Donnie Fetter
The Lady Wolfpack continued to relish in their AAAA state championship victory with a party Friday at their home field.
"Very rarely do we hear someone tell us, 'You're the best,'" Greenbrier Principal Sandra Carraway told the fastpitch softball team before a crowd of students and parents. "Well, you all are the best, and we want to celebrate that."
The celebration included several school officials giving their congratulations and offering a feast of hot dogs, chips, cookies and soda.
Greenbrier's 12-0 victory over Chapel Hill gave the Lady Wolfpack (35-5-1) their first state championship. No other area school had won a state softball title. It also was the first team championship for any Greenbrier team since the school won a 1999 baseball title.
After a week of letting the significance of the championship sink in, Wolfpack star pitcher Kristan Glover said she still felt giddy.
"When it first happened, it all felt like a dream," the senior said. "Now, it just feels more real."
Garrett Black has coached girls softball at Greenbrier since the school opened in 1996. He's led the Lady Wolfpack to many region titles and has come close to state championships in the past.
"We caught some lucky breaks," he said. "I think we've had championship quality teams in the past, but the ball just didn't roll our way. This year, it did. And every girl that has worn a Wolfpack jersey should feel proud."
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