Lady Warriors do away with Union County

from staff reports

   MAYNARDVILLE--Like the popular country song says, the Happy Valley Lady Warriors live to play "One More Day."
   Happy Valley moves on to tonight's Region 1-AA softball championship after defeating Union County 5-3 Tuesday night in the semifinal round.
   The win earns the Warriors another meeting with Unicoi County at 7 p.m.
   Happy Valley's Alicia Dick gave up only five hits en route to the win.
   The Lady Warriors received a balanced hitting attack, as seven different HV players had one hit each.
   "I couldn't ask for a better group of girls," Happy Valley head coach Karri Killen. "They always give 110 percent. They have a lot of heart, and that's what has carried them so far. I give them all the credit, and it makes my job a whole lot easier."
   Killen believes the Lady Warriors are up to the task of facing the 44-2 Lady Blue Devils.
   "Each time we play Erwin, we get closer," she said. The keys are making plays, and putting the bat on the ball. If they make the plays they're supposed to make, they can play with them."