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Ira Gets Ready For Class A Div. II Tournament

The Ira Bulldogs are one of four Big Country schools still in action this weekend.
The Ira Bulldogs are one of four Big Country schools still in action this weekend.

The Dogs beat Garden City Tuesday night to advance to the Class A Division II tournament in Abilene.

Tuesday night's game was a stern test for head coach Shae Sanford's team.

The coach says winning a close game never hurts a team, and he's glad the regional tournament is so close to home.

Coach Sanford said, "These kids have had to battle hard all year. Garden City's a great ball club, and they're well coached. We just played hard. Games like this always payoff for you down the road, and we hope that road continues for a little while." He added, "It's always nice the closer you can play to home. You get a little more fan support there. We've got a great crowd and great fan support, and I know they'll be there in full force this weekend."

Ira takes on 6th ranked Graford in the regional semifinals. That game is set to start at 7.

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