The Haverhill High softball team lost a close one recently to Central Catholic, but it wasn't due to a lack of effort.
The Hillies lost 2-0, despite putting everything on the line.
They made headlong dives to the ground to catch popups. They slid into bases aggressively. They served up tough pitching and kept the opposing batters under control.
But the effort wasn't enough to overcome a talented Central team.