Student interest in spring sports goes deep; coaches hope it's enough to play ball

For the first time in more than a decade, it's possible that Wrangell High School could have not only a baseball team but a softball team as well. But the question remains as to whether umps will call "Play ball!" or "Foul!"

Last week, about 10 boys and 10 girls turned out for unsanctioned practice at Volunteer Park, where clumps of snow still clung for life to the diamonds, making better conditions for mud pies than pop flies.

As of last Friday, softball head coach Marsha Ballou said there were 19 girls interested in softball and 16 boys interested in baseball. However, baseball coach Daniel...


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