A group of 10-year-old girls started with a dream about seven years ago about winning a state title in softball.

A group of 10-year-old girls started with a dream about seven years ago about winning a state title in softball.

Back then, the Riverton Rage was just a up-start softball team filled with girls with very little softball experience.

Now look at them.

On Saturday, the juniors that were part of that first softball team, helped the Rams defeat Ottawa, 3-0, to capture the Class 4A state softball championship at the Bill Burke Complex in Salina.

That came after the Rams blanked Rose Hill, 4-0, in the semifinals.
It marks the first-ever state title for Riverton in girl’s sports.

And, to think, this was the same Riverton team that, eight games ago, was swept by Girard — including a second-game run-rule — for the Crawford-Neosho-Cherokee League title.

“We lost that first one and the second game did not go well,” said Riverton head coach Brian Mitchell. “We had a meeting the next day and we talked about how they had to change their attitude.”