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SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Eight players return to Whitkoâ€™s softball team with varsity experience and will lead the squad in 2013.
The Lady Wildcats finished last year with a record of 6-19. They lost to Heritage 2-1 in eight innings last year in the opening round of sectional play.
Looking at the sectional for 2013, Whitko coach Brad Clark said his team could do well against the competition.
â€śWe match up pretty well,â€ť he said. â€śWe played a couple of the teams last year and we had some pretty competitive games against those teams. Norwell was at the top of the heap last season and thatâ€™s where weâ€™re trying to get to.â€ť
Itâ€™s Clarkâ€™s first year at the helm for the Lady Wildcats, and the first year in the program for two other coaches.
â€śWeâ€™re just trying to learn,â€ť he said. â€śAnd the girls are trying, and that just throws another wrinkle into it, having a new coaching staff.â€ť
Clark expects one leader for the team to be Hannah Himes at catcher.
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