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NYM EAGLE SOFTBALL Front Row (l-r): Stephanie Cichy, Kristen Perala, Morgan Kahilainen, Kim Becker. Back Row (l-r): Jenna Esala, EmaLeigh Roberts, RaeAnna Salo, Nicole Nebosis, Sam Welter, Kendra McCall.

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Perham,Minnesota 56573
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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

Head Coach:

Bryan Dunrud--10th Season

(93-91 overall).

Assistant Coaches:

Doug Salo (Varsity/JV),

Amy Koskela (Jr. High).

2008 Season: New York Mills finish last year 10-10, 7-7 in the Park Region Conference (4th Place). Otter Tail Central won the PRC with a perfect conference record (14-0, 23-2 overall). OTC won Section 8AA and advanced to State. Verndale finished 2nd (12-2, 19-4 overall), followed by Menahga (8-6, 12-12 overall), NY Mills, Parkers Prairie (6-7, 11-9), Bertha-Hewitt (2-10, 5-14), Sebeka (2-12, 5-15).

2008 Sections: New York Mills was the No. 6 seed in the 6A South Sub-Section Tournament. They beat No. 3 Ashby in the 1st round, 8-4. The Eagles were knocked out in the second round with a 8-3 loss to No. 7 Parkers Prairie.

The south's No. 1 seed, Verndale, beat the North's No. 1, Hawley, in the 6A Championship game. Verndale lost a pair of 1-0 games at State. New Life Academy beat Maple Lake for the State Class A title. Wabasso beat Littlefork-Big Falls in the 3rd Place game.

2009 Seniors: Stephanie Cichy, Kim Becker, Kristen Perala, Morgan Kahilainen.

Get to Know'em: Juniors: Kendra McCall, Nicole Nebosis, Rae Anna Salo, Sam Welter.

Strengths: The Eagles had just one senior on last year's squad, giving them a very experienced team this spring. Cichy was 7-6 in the pitching circle last year. McCall was 3-4.

Season Outlook: OTC will be tough to beat again this year after an undefeated record in the PRC last year and a run to the Class AA State Tournament. Verndale went to State in Class A and will give OTC a run.

Verndale and Brandon-Evansville should be top teams in the 6A South Sub-Section. Hawley and Menahga will be among the north's top teams.