Check back here throughout the afternoon for updates on Northwest Whitfield's quest for a Class 4A softball state championship:
11:30 a.m. update: The championship game begins at 12:20 p.m. Madison County and West Laurens are tied 0-0 heading into the fifth inning. The winner faces the Lady Bruins.
12:25 p.m. update: West Laurens and Madison County are tied 1-1 in extra innings.
12:30 p.m. update: Madison County wins 2-1.
1:10 p.m. update: The game has started, and it's tied after one inning. Madison County batted first.
1:55 p.m. update: It's still scoreless after four innings.
2:15 p.m. update: It's headed to the bottom of the sixth still tied 0-0. Northwest is up to bat.
2:25 p.m. update: It's still scoreless heading into the seventh.
2:30 p.m. update: The Lady Bruins keep Madison County scoreless in the top of the seventh. The game heads to the bottom of the inning still tied 0-0. Northwest can win the state championship with one run.
2:40 p.m. update: The game heads to extra innings still tied 0-0.
2:45 p.m. update: Madison County scores one run in the eighth. Northwest comes up to bat trailing 1-0.
2:47 p.m. update: Bayli Cruse hits a two-run homer, and Northwest wins the state championship.