The Lady Bandits, a 14-and-under softball team comprised of players from across Vernon Parish, recently competed in the World Series recently in Florida. In pool play, the Lady Bandits tied Missouri City, Texas, but won their second pool game by topping the Lady Longhorns. After finishing out pool play with a loss, the Lady Bandits received a bye in the first round of bracket play. The second round of the tournament saw the Lady Bandits fall to the Kentworth Bandits, but the third round proved successful with a win over the Georgia Comets. The Lady Bandits final game of the tournament was a 1-run loss to the Alpharetta Attack in a double international tiebreaker contest in the fourth round. The members of the team are (front row, from left) Karli West, Emerald DesJardins, Morgan Mount, Haley Magee, Kaslyn Smart, (back row) Ashley Hoecker, Emily Berry, Taylor Ellzey, McKenna Goodwin, Ali Merchant, Chelsi Alexander and Kristen Roshong.