Sequatchie County sisters hoping to follow in their mom's softball championship footsteps

Staff photo by Troy Stolt / Rolanda Green, center, poses for a portrait with her daughters Cana, left, and Cali, right, at the Sequatchie County high school softball field on Monday, May 24, 2021 in Dunlap, Tenn. Green, who was a part of the 1990 Sequatchie county state champion softball team, will watch her daughters compete for a state title in this year's TSSAA tournament.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - As family heirlooms go, the one Rolanda Green hopes to pass down to her daughters is pretty unique.

Green was a part of Sequatchie County's 1990 softball team that claimed what is still the school's only state championship in any sport. As this year's Spring Fling begins, senior pitcher Cali Green and her sister, freshman Cana, have helped the Lady Indians return to the state tournament.

"To get to be here and play this season with my sister is awesome," Cali said. "It's been a lot of fun to get to watch her and be teammates this year.

"When they canceled the season last year I laid in bed for a whole day and didn't know what to do. I started playing when I was four or five years old so to not get to play was pretty sad.