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Gearing up for Softball Season

Lauren Cantwell
Photo of Millikan Varsity Softball

Millikan High School’s Varsity Softball team’s Moore League season is starting up soon. After three successful years of winning first place in the Moore League in 2021, 2022, and 2023, the girls are planning to continue this three-peat in the upcoming months. 

To continue this legacy, the girls will have to work hard and persevere to beat their long-standing rival Lakewood High School, who is sure to be one of the toughest teams our girls will face. But this year, after a difficult and close loss against Poly last year on Apr. 5, 2023, the Lady Rams will have to bring their A-game and overcome the obstacles that this year will bring. 

Photo of Varsity Softball 2024 Schedule, courtesy of Millikan Softball Instagram

“We’ve set ourselves up to have a pretty good season, playing with top-ranked schools outside of the league, and hopefully that’ll set us up to dominate in the league and win for a fourth time,” expressed Softball Coach Michelle Lehr.

“I feel confident with myself and the team, we have a lot of talent, and our bond as a team has really gotten stronger, we’re ready for this upcoming season,” says MBA Senior, Hailey Ibara.

The Ram’s first Moore League game is on Mar. 7, 2024, against Compton so go support Millikan at Home Field! (Enter through the Auditorium Gate). For an exciting and adrenaline-filled game, go watch Millikan play Lakewood on Mar. 26, 2024, at Mayfair Park! It’s sure to be lively and exhilarating. Visit their Instagram page for more information, pictures, and updates.

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Hi everyone, my name is Brina Sastyangkul (she/her), I am a QUEST sophomore new to the Corydon. I love reading and playing tennis in my free time and I hope to make a big impact on the Millikan newspaper this year!

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    Elizabeth TorresMar 20, 2024 at 10:57 am

    The article explained the up-and-coming season for the Millikan Rams Softball team. Sastyangkul did a wonderful job and kept an affirmative tone throughout her writing to build up audience fanfare. Even though the team has won Moore League the past three seasons, the author builds up the suspense when advertising the struggles that certain rivals like Lakewood and Poly High School may bring. Images of the girls’ schedule for their 2024 season are an exceptionally acceptable way of getting the audience interested in their future endeavors. Bridging in the team’s Softball Coach Michelle Lehr brings in a new perspective along with valuable information like the tough pre-season matches the girls have already faced to prepare for a four-year first-place title.
    Similarly, Sastyangkul uses player, Hailey Ibara, to create the same insight from a team player that offers the intended audience a relevant perspective. Finally, the reporter ends by mentioning softball’s first Moore League game with much excitement. Words like exciting, adrenaline-filled, lively, and exhilarating along with multiple exclamation points, serve to entice Millikan fans to support their very own Rams Softball team!

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    EllaMar 20, 2024 at 10:44 am

    On February 26, 2024 Brina Sastyangkul wrote an article titled “Gearing up for Softball Season”. Brina does a great job of sharing the background information about the team, their past records of winning league three years in a row, maybe even the losses they’ve had, and does a great job at mentioning the rivalry the Millikan softball team has with Lakewood. The quotes she chose to use were great and specific to the topic. They share how the team prepared themselves for the season from a coaches perspective, and give an insight as to how the team works behind the scenes by player, Hailey Ibarra’s, quote. Her word choice throughout the article was well thought out, and keeps the readers engaged. In total, Brina does a great job of summing up the past and hopefully what the future holds for the lady rams, as their season is approaching them quickly with good competition.

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    Lauren CantwellMar 19, 2024 at 10:03 pm

    Dear Corydon Editor,

    On February 26, 2024, Brina Sastyangkul wrote an article titled “Gearing up for Softball Season”. Sastyangkul did a fantastic job writing the article. She does a great job at displaying the softball team’s winning streak while keeping each paragraph with a flow. The inclusion of the teammates and the coaches commentary added a nice touch to the overall work.
    Some more descriptive wording would bring the article together. It was an overall fun read and captivates the audience. Adding a few exclamation points would make the article sound more enthusiastic. The news article was a bit short, and could have gone into more detail of the teams winning streak. The article ending with how to support the softball team was nice. It would help the team bring out more supporters. The inclusion of “three-peat” is a term often used to describe the softball team’s winning streak, and at first glance some people may not understand at first what it means. Maybe add parentheses and have the definition to make it more clear.


    Lauren Cantwell