Dave Bennett Named New Prarie Softball Coach What is there that could possibly influence girls to come back to school day after day and spend hours working in the hot sun, even after classes have ended? It’s called Prairie Girls’ softball. Many girls, even seniors who have graduated, find great enjoyment in continuing their sports careers over the summer. It is a good chance to stay in shape and keep in touch with classmates and friends. The 1979 Softball team had a respectable 14-15 record. Tina Pulver and Nancy Cisar were both named to the first team of All-Metro and ECIC conference. The girls were coached by the departing Tom McAreavy, assisted by Phyl Britcher. The 1980 team has sixteen returning players and four new people. The new coach is junior high teacher Dave Bennett. Phyl will continue to assist. Coach Bennett was excited by all the talent he saw as practices started. He said that if all the girls would dedicate themselves to some hard work and concentration they should have a very good season. . Front Row: Teri Bennett, Chris Winn, Joan Ely, Micky McKay, Robin Mizaur, Jeni Pederse . Back Row: Kathy Nearad, and Mary Kendall - Tammie Jones, Theresa Zalesky, Caroline Osborne, Shauna Holtaus,Cheryl Lowther, Paula Hernandez, and Becky Mitchell Above: Junior Becky Mitchell was slated to handle the catching duties for the team during the summer of 1980. Right: Senior Mary Kendall puts her all into a swing in an early game. 77 Softball

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