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Lady Wildcats Softball Bat Their Way to District Champions


The Lady Wildcats Softball team has officially won the title of District Champions! Lake Highlands hasn’t seen this title for softball since 2013, and they haven’t been to bi-district since 2017. The Lady Wildcats sure have proven a spot in the playoffs this season.

“The season this year was so much different than the rest because eight varsity players, including myself, knew it was going to be the last season at Lake Highlands playing together,” Peri Dunham, a senior and first baseman, mentioned. “Our goal since August was to leave as district champions.”

Brooke Bouldin, a senior and left-handed pitcher, commented that the team’s work ethic and confidence has significantly heightened as a team.

“Because most of us are seniors and juniors, we have created strong bonds and trust for each other,” Bouldin said.

Dunham and Bouldin both emphasized that the team’s bond is very tight.

My favorite part about playing softball for LH is the girls on the team. These girls have become some of my closest friends and playing with them for four years has been so much fun and I will really miss them,” Dunham said.

Bouldin noted that the team’s great athleticism and talent contributed to the team’s ability to go far in playoffs. If the team shows up and plays like they have been, the possibilities are endless.

“My favorite part about playing for Lake Highlands is the support we get from our community,” Bouldin mentioned. “I have especially loved our home games because it has been a place that brings friends and families together to watch us play the game that I love.”

Dunham added that softball is a team sport and they win and lose together. Becoming district champions brings an even better sense of camaraderie when you share an accomplishment with people you care about.

“For a pitcher, it means a great deal to know that when I go out and throw my best, the defense will have my back and in so many ways. These girls have shown that they are playing not just for themselves, but for the team,” Bouldin commented.

Especially when you’re on a team that wins and loses together, it amounts to learning different things from each other.

“I have learned something different from every girl on this team, varying from work ethic to optimism. Being with each other every day, we have shared so many fun core memories that I know I will cherish for as long as I can remember,” Bouldin remarked. 

Bouldin added that it has been a pleasure to be a part of the Lake Highlands softball team and its loving, supportive community.

“I know I will always have a home to come back to,” Bouldin concluded.

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Amory Moore
Amory Moore, Editor In Chief
Amory Moore is super excited to be Editor-in-Chief in her third year on the newspaper staff as a senior! She is involved in NHS, PIP, GSL, HATS, and her church’s youth group. In her free time, she likes to bullet journal, write, spend time with her friends and family, video edit, and play with her dog, Chia. Amory loves writing about sports games and Lake Highlands’ annual events! She is bummed that this is her last year on staff, but she’s thrilled to get back into writing and doing what she loves!
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