YORK — There's often that one opponent in sports you shouldn't have trouble with but do, like Ken Norton was for Ali and Joe Namath and the New York Jets were for the 1968 Baltimore Colts. Area softball power Smithfield High's nemesis is Tabb.
Tabb eliminated a favored Smithfield team in the regional tournament two years ago. This season, Tabb was the only team to beat Smithfield in 19 games.
They'll meet again Tuesday, thanks to Tabb's 5-1 home win over Jamestown on Friday in the Conference 19 tournament first round. Their semifinal at Smithfield (18-1) is an elimination game just like the 2013 regional game.
The common denominator is Smithfield pitcher Sydney...