Archive - Jun 3, 2012 - Sports Article
WEST FARGO â There werenât many times this season when Enderlin/Maple Valley pitcher Kaylee Johnson felt genuine nerves.
But she admits had some butterflies as she fielded an otherwise-routine ground ball with two outs in the top of the seventh inning of Saturdayâs 2-1 Class B state championship win over Central Cass at Elmwood Park.
âIt was just âOh my gosh, I canât believe this is happening,ââ Johnson said.
A quick, easy throw to first baseman Lakken Boeder not only ended the game, but also made history.
When Maple Valley High School sophomore Abbie Tinjum was younger, she had no intention of joining the Enderlin/Maple Valley softball team, nor did she realize she would become a state champion in the sport.
âI didnât even want to play at first in eighth grade. I wanted to run track,â Tinjum said.
The difference in getting her on the field was an older sister on the team, who forced her out to a few practices.
âOnce I started it, I liked it so much more. Now itâs one of my favorite sports,â Tinjum said.