Now that all other contenders and pretenders to the thrown have been cast aside and the Mexico varsity softball team has officially taken its rightful place upon the thrown as newly crowned Class 3 state champions, the high school athletic department invites one and all to a celebration Sunday at 4 p.m.

Having earned this place in history by dispatching Oak Grove 5-0 last Saturday in Springfield at the Killian Sports Complex, this is the Lady Bulldogs first-ever Missouri State High School Activities Association title and the ceremony will take place in the Mexico sports complex. Details: http://mexicoschools.net/