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Wolfpack hungry for season opener

By Vince Bagby, Sports Director, vbagby@keci.com
Published On: Apr 03 2014 06:43:09 PM MDT
Glacier Softball

While the class 'A' softball teams are all underway this week the Western Montana 'AA' teams will kick off their season Saturday in Great Falls.

In Kalispell this is the first week that teams have been able to get outside for practice. The Glacier Wolfpack team is coming off it's best season in program history and they're anxious to get back to that state tournament this spring.

"The beginning of the season is always super interesting to see how it starts out," said Glacier senior Katie McHugh.  "But we're just practicing hard and getting the fundamentals down to make sure that we know our basics."

"I think a team goal is definitely winning the Western Conference again just like last year and then obviously getting to state is a big one," said Wolfpack sophomore Ali Williams.

"Our team chemistry is really strong this year," said senior outfielder Taylor Riggles.  "We only last two seniors from last year so we don't have a lot we need to fill in.  So everyone is already good to go with each other.  After a great season last year and only losing two seniors we're really excited to hopefully do even better this year than last year and take state."

"We were pretty fortunate last year to make the state tournament and bring home a third place trophy," said Glacier head softball coach Andy Fors.  "Overall I think our girls enjoyed that taste of what it's like to compete at that level so they're hungry to get back there, they've set the bar pretty high and they're ready to go."

Glacier only lost two seniors from last years team and the Wolfpack return multiple all-state players. Glacier opens conference play Tuesday, April 8. against Missoula Hellgate.