Logan County High School was the sight of softball tryouts for the 2016 season, this past Monday and Tuesday.
New Lady Cougars Softball Head Coach Brandy Trimble and her staff directed the group of young ladies from each of our Logan County Middle Schools in various fielding and batting drills. Pitchers and catchers worked out as well. The tryouts session ended with a scrimmage, as the girls took the field with enthusiasm.
The tryouts were closed to the public; but the public wasn’t too far away, as parents and supporters sat in and on their cars in the nearby parking lot.
Coach Trimble said the tryouts were very successful and drew dozens of girls from the Middle Schools to the LCHS Softball Complex for the two-day tryouts.
Coach Trimble was coach of the team that ended the Lady Cougars 2015 season a few months ago when the LCHS squad lost to the Trimble-coached Russellville Lady Panthers in the opening round of the District 13 Playoffs.
Earlier in the week I was able to ask Coach Trimble, an alum of LCHS, how things were going at LCHS since her return.
“LCHS has made me feel very welcome and at home. Coach Howard (LCHS Athletic Director and former long-time Track and Field and Cross-Country coach, Greg Howard) is great and has been helping me get everything situated and going.”
Coach Trimble plans to select a team and get them busy right away. “I do plan on getting some workouts in this fall and winter in the weight room as well as some conditioning later in the year.”
Coach Trimble, soft-spoken but confident, had only good words for Coach Calvin Head, who was named the new Head Coach of the Russellville High School Lady Panther Softball team. “I saw where Coach Head took over at RHS and I’m glad he found the time to do it. He’ll be great for the girls and will keep them headed in the right direction. I wish them all the best of luck,” she said.
Fans of Softball can look forward to another great year for our local teams. In an already competitive District 13, we can look forward to toe-to-toe standoffs with the best in the District and the continuation of friendly rivalries that, while perhaps much smaller in scale, display all the heart and dedication to home team as Red Sox vs. Yankees, or Giants vs. Tigers, or any other rivalry does.