Letters to the Editor 5/17/2023
Last updated 5/16/2023 at 1:47pm
Some love for softball
To the Editor:
Did you know that Sisters High School has a girls softball team? You won’t read about them in The Nugget for some reason unknown to me. Every week you can read about girls track, lacrosse, and tennis (which is awesome, I love reading about those girls’ progress in their respective sports), but the hard working Lady Outlaw softball girls get no coverage, week after week. Not a single article since they started league play months ago. By the time this letter is posted, their season will be over.
I’d like to cover them and give them the credit they deserve. As of my writing this, they’re on a three-game winning streak and have won five of their last eight games in a tough league that boasts three teams in the top 10 in state. Just last week, they won an exciting 10-inning game that was one of the more entertaining high school softball games that I’ve seen. After starting the season by forfeiting three games due to a lack of players by injury/other sports, they have fought hard to overcome many obstacles.
The team is young, with the majority of players being freshmen/sophomores. However, they do have three mighty seniors that contribute heavily to the program and have throughout all four years of high school. They include the team’s captain, shortstop Hannah Fendall, that is one home run shy (she’s hit four) of tying the school record for home runs in a single season and has become known for her fierce defensive play, team leadership, and hitting power.
Another senior, Chloe Frazee has perhaps been the most valuable asset on the team as she was forced into carrying much of the pitching load the second half of the season after a season-ending injury to the team’s top pitcher. She has also been one of the team’s best sluggers, routinely hitting safely multiple times in each game. Anna Landon rounds out the seniors, playing a very solid second base for the Lady Outlaws and is having the best season of her high school career with a stellar batting average, off the charts positivity, and the ability to consistently find a way on base. If I had a dime every time she crossed home plate, I’d be a wealthy man. These ladies, along with the other 10 players, have been an absolute joy to watch play this season.
Who knows, maybe by the time this letter comes out these hardworking girls will get some coverage on Senior Recognition night. Crossing my fingers.
Editor’s note: Look for a wrap-up on Outlaws softball’s season in the May 24 edition.
Death of a houseless man
To the Editor:
Thank you for posting the piece by guest columnist Bonnie Rose (The Nugget, May 10, page 2). Her memorial for the houseless man on Pine Street was very moving.
Ms. Rose mentioned Russell Crowe in “A Beautiful Mind.” She possesses a lovely heart.