Badger softball waiting on sunshine
April 2, 2012
By Coach Lauren Bartoe
As we all anxiously await the arrival of spring
and the sunshine it might someday bring, the
High School Varsity Girls Softball Team has been
working hard in preparation for their season.
Since February 24, the girls have put time in
through various activities including: weight
lifting, throwing, hitting in the indoor cage,
running, learning signs and plays, diving into
freezing cold puddles, and even a little bit of
Zumba dancing and bowling.
After the first four games of the season were
canceled due to weather, the girls are
anticipating a game or two this week.
If the weather allows they will start off facing
league opponent Priest River in an away game on
Thursday. A scheduled Saturday game would take
them three hours south to play another
conference game verses St. Maries.
If this week proves to be too wet for softball,
the following week is chalk full of games:
Monday, April 9, a double header at Libby,
Wednesday, April 11, a double header at
Sandpoint and Friday, April 13, a double header
and the first home games of the season verses
Timberlake at 3 p.m.
With six, let me repeat, six seniors, this looks
to be a productive year for the Badgers.
Senior Pitcher Jordan Porter will be joined by
fellow seniors Caitlin Alexander, Mattea
Bertling, Natasha Gray, Natasha Litterell and
Also making appearances on the mound this year
will be sophomore Makenzie Carle and freshman
Returners from last year include Aaramie
Hoisington, Lindsay Taggart, Tessa Payne and
Brianna Reasoner. New to the mix this year are
Jasmine Hill, Mariah Money, Zoe Zielinksi and
the manager, hailing from Belgium, senior
exchange student Elise Couplet.
Once the sun finally decides to appear in North
Idaho, look forward to some shining performances
from this lineup of star high school athletes.
With only four homes games scheduled this
season, they would greatly appreciate your