Prep Softball Team Takes Snow Removal Into Their Own Hands

April 19, 2018 07:01 PM

The Tartan Titans softball team finally saw a bit of green Thursday.

Green grass, that is.


On their high school softball field in Oakdale, which has been covered in a lot of snow. Especially after last week's blizzard, which dumped a foot of snow on some parts of the state.

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But for about 30 Tartan players, softball practice Thursday afternoon turned into a day of shoveling.

The goal: To finally get all the snow to melt, wait for the frost to come up through the grass, then let the field dry. 

Head coach Jessica Dooley-Semple had the players come into a huddle. That was where they developed a game plan to try to clear as much snow off the field as they could.

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Dooley-Semple said her team should already have played six-to-10 games.

Instead, they were shoveling about six inches of snow.

"It's crazy and hectic," senior captain Madison Head said. "The snow is really heavy."

Finally, though, Head and her teammates had the chance to be outdoors.

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"Definitely practicing inside can be taxing in the sense that it can be boring," Dooley-Semple said.

It's not the way Head wanted her final season of prep softball to unfold.

"I had a totally different view of how my senior season was going to go," she said. 

But the Titans are in good spirits.

They even created a couple of extra teammates to help them through - snowmen.

They made a few of those in between shoveling Thursday. 



Brandi Powell

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