Varsity softball improves upon its record


After a long day of traveling, the girls varsity softball team had a great game against Saugatuck High School. The team’s record is on the way up, winning the first game 15-2, and the second 15-11. During the games, the girls had a series of great plays along with hits by the entire team which speaks a lot about the chemistry between the girls. 

Forest Hills Northern High School does not have its own softball team, so both of the schools combined in order to have a varsity team. The girls are required to develop relationships with one another to be able to grow and thrive as a team. Luckily for Northern junior Eliana Amenta, talking to both team members and coaches comes easy to her so developing bonds with all the girls is one of her favorite parts of the varsity softball team. 

“I like the combined team and the friendship we’ve created. I think having a good bond with the team makes us play better. I think our team will clean up in the infield and we will do pretty good this year.” 

On April 20, the girls did not do as well as they were hoping and unfortunately lost 14-0 but quickly redeemed themselves during the second game with quite a few amazing hits along with two out-of-the-park home runs for captain Maya Holser. Not only was the hitting during the second game great, the defense from some of the girls in the field, such as Eliana, with not one but three amazing plays at second base after being behind the plate the first game. The score ended up being 11-9, a close but exciting game for the Rangers. 

The girls look to continue upon this winning streak through the next games.