With perhaps the best collection of softball talent throughout Marion County in its history, West Marion, Columbia and East Marion have had to hit the pause button on their promising seasons with the coronavirus suspending play until March 30.
UPDATE: West Marion lost to Seminary 50-44 Tuesday night, ending the Trojans' season.
The Wildcats and Trojans have two very different paths this week in the Region 8-3A tournament at Columbia, but the rivals produced an instant classic in the regular season finale Friday night at West Marion.
For the third consecutive week, the Trojans won one game and lost one as West Marion remains at .500 for the season.
The Trojans (3-3) went on the road Dec. 19 and came away with a hard-fought victory over Bogue Chitto 56-48.