The mere numbers say that the Warrior Run girls softball team and the Montgomery boys baseball teams came up short in their quests for state championships.
Warrior Run lost by the closest of margins, 4-3, in eight innings, in the PIAA Class AA championship game at Penn State's Beard Field.
Montgomery lost 14-2 in five innings to Bishop McCort in the PIAA Class A championship game at Penn State's Medlar Field.
But scores and won-loss results don't tell the whole story when you are talking about two teams from District 4, a relatively rural district with limited talent pools, making state championship games.
Both teams represented their schools, communities and the entire region with a brand of strong, fundamental baseball and softball that was played with intelligence, heart and class.
They distinguished themselves, and frankly, gave District 4 some bragging rights.
We wonder sometimes if other districts in more populated parts of the state look down on District 4 as the incapable country bumpkin.
The results of recent years in multiple sports say otherwise and, with Montgomery and Warrior Run making state finals this years, that perception needs to die once and for all.
Good job by the players, coaches, parents and everyone involved with both programs.
You did us all proud.