May 29, 2013

Cougar softball – it’s a hit

By Suzanne Werre, BHG News Service

When the idea of adding girls’ softball to the list of sports offered by the Central McLean co-op came up, the Underwood School Board members were a little skeptical. Would it take girls away from the track team? Would it take them away from the golf team? Would girls want to play? Would they even like it? The answers to the last two questions are easy – a resounding ‘yes,’ they want to play, and ‘yes,’ they liked it. “I think it went awesome,” said co-captain Taylor Dammann, who played second base. “It was so much fun.” Fellow captain Kennedy Fricke, pitcher, agreed.  It was actually Kennedy who brought up the idea of a fast-pitch softball team to Turtle Lake-Mercer’s athletic director after moving to Turtle Lake. She had previously played on the Kenmare team, and thought it was worth a try to see if Turtle Lake would add the sport.  She’s glad she made the effort.

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