The Blazing Cats adapted softball team won the state title in the cognitively impaired division of adapted softball on June 1 at Chanhassen High School. This is their first state title since 2013.
The team faced deficits in both the semifinals and championship game, 8-1 and 11-0 respectively, before rallying and ultimately winning the state title.
The Blazing Cats consists of students from Burnsville, Farmington and Lakeville. Burnsville High School students on the team include Stefan Evers, Parker Leagjeld, Leeban Mohamed and David Phalaket.
For additional details on the tournament, visit http://www.startribune.com/burnsville-farmington-lakeville-and-dakota-united-win-adopted-softball-state-titles/510719912/?refresh=true
The Minnesota Association for Adapted Athletics (MAAA) was initially organized in 1975 with a three-team league, all from the Minneapolis area. The league has since grown to include students from over 21 schools from the Twin Cities area, as well as a few greater Minnesota schools. The MAAA program provides physical, social and psychological development to students with mental and/or physical disabilities.