One of the surprises of last year's softball season was Tuloso-Midway as the Cherokees took a young team all the way to the region semifinal.

T-M returns a group that was largely freshmen and sophomores last year, meaning that playoff experience could prove invaluable for a core that still doesn't have any seniors. Because of that T-M has emerged as one of the favorites in the final year of the 11-team District 30-5A.