MURFREESBORO — The tears flowed without hesitation.

Columbia Academy softball completed the program’s third straight TSSAA state championship, and second straight in Division II-A, after crushing Donelson Christian 13-0 in five innings Friday at Starplex.

Senior first baseman Myleah Hardy may have had the hardest time keeping her composure as she embraced every teammate for several minutes then fell into the arms of coach Seth Anderson with the emotion flowing.

“It’s just the perfect way to go out,” Hardy said. “I went out with a bang.”

Hardy crushed three home runs to spark the Bulldogs (39-6). She smacked a three-run blast in the first, a solo shot in the fourth and another three-run homer in the fifth. She had seven RBIs and was 3-for-3.

“I’ve never seen anything like that, not in a state championship game,” Anderson said. “She was just incredible and set the tone right away.”

Hardy moved

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A recently enacted court order by a federal judge in Washington, D.C., gives migrant families a means of entering the U.S. despite the public health measure known as Title 42 that has blocked nearly 2 million asylum seekers from crossing the border since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The order, which restores the ability of migrant families to cite fear of persecution and torture as a path toward seeking protections in the U.S., coincides with a separate federal ruling in Louisiana that prevents the Biden administration from lifting Title 42.

The new guidance issued to Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday, according to documents obtained by NBC News. It states that if CBP officers notice at least one member of the family showing a verbal or nonverbal “manifestation of fear” of being expelled, they should either be released into

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Before Saturday, Westview High School had nothing gold from girls tennis in its trophy case. No teams had ever won a state title, and the Wildcats had never won a singles or doubles championship.

But that’s all over now.

On Saturday, Westview’s Amberly Au and Karolina Dobiecka took home the Class 6A girls doubles title in convincing fashion and led the Wildcats to the program’s first team title.

Westview finished the tournament with 25 team points. In second place was Jesuit with 16 and Clackamas was third with 10.

And while the team title feels nice, Dobiecka and Au agreed that the best feeling was to take the title for coach Tom Lefor, who has been coaching Westview girls tennis since 2007.

“It feels great,” said Dobiecka. “I think it means the most for our coach. He’s been coaching tennis for 15 years now at Westview. He’s a very hard

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Montmeló (Spain) (AFP) – Max Verstappen returns to the scene of his stunning teenage maiden Formula One triumph at the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend as a battle-hardened world champion in pursuit of his second title.

After his tumultuous title victory in Abu Dhabi last year, the 24-year-old Dutchman has become one of the world’s highest-paid sports stars and a leading figure in F1’s new generation of drivers.

But this Sunday, as always, he will shut out all distractions as he bids to complete his second hat-trick of consecutive wins for Red Bull on a Montmelo circuit where 2021 title rival Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes has reigned supreme.

Six years on from his debut victory with Red Bull in Spain, when he became the youngest driver to claim an F1 win, Verstappen is seeking to trim 2022 series leader Charles Leclerc’s early-season advantage and to

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Facing elimination, and in need of a crucial home win, Madison-Ridgeland Academy coach Allen Pavatte had a question for his four captains.

Who will step up and lead the way?

That’s where South Carolina football and baseball signee Stone Blanton came in. The four-star linebacker slammed a pair of solo home runs to jumpstart the Patriot offense as MRA emerged with a 12-11 win over Jackson Prep in Game Two of the MAIS Class 6A state championship series.

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“I try to kill the ball to center field, that’s kind of my approach, see the ball deep and then shoot it right back up the middle out to

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