St. Joseph's softball team won its second straight Division 1 district title Saturday afternoon at hot and windy Dickinson Field.

Led by the arm of pitcher Izzy Rothrock, plus the bat and defense of center fielder Olivia Robinson, the Bears nipped Portage Northern 7-5 in the seesaw championship game after topping Mattawan 5-1 in a semifinal. Northern squeezed by Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 3-2 in its semifinal win.

Sports columnist for The Herald-Palladium