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Bounce-back season the goal for Maconaquah after rough 2017

ROAMING: Maconaquah sophomore Carra Wolf fires away from the circle during Friday’s inter-team scrimmage. Wolf played third base for the Braves lastyear but will be getting time in the circle as the team looks to rebound from a 2-19 2017 campaign and return to a competitive level in the 2018 season.

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com For most of the 2017 softball season, Maconaquah followed two scripts during their games. Either the pitching was good and the offense couldn’t find the runs to carry the team to a win or the offense was solid and the p

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Foundation in place for Peru softball to have breakout season

OPTIONS: Peru sophomore Mandy Birchfield lays down a bunt during a fielding drill at a recent practice. Birchfield is one of six new faces for the Tigers in 2018, a group that provides the team with plenty of additional options this season.

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com After two years of getting into shootouts on the diamond, Peru’s softball team tightened up on defense and pitching last season. The end result was a one-game difference in the regular season but a move to the middle of

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Shift in numbers, class brings excitement to N. Miami

TRANSITION: North Miami sophomore Bailey Keim wasn’t looking for a layup but rather an overhead catch during a recent practice. Keim will slot into the shortstop role, an area of concern for the Warriors with Riley Saddlemire not available, ahead of the 2018 season.

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com   Up-and-down would be a generous description of North Miami’s 2017 softball season. The Warriors started off the season 5-7, later to be deemed 3-9 after two games were forfeited retrospectively, and seemed headed

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Peru girls' track looking for growth in number, experience

UPWARD: Peru sophomore Alexis Beall (R) works on high jump technique during a recent practice. Beall is among a number of young athletes the Tigers will be looking to to help the team grow and improve over the course of the 2018 season.

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com A small Peru girls’ track and field team gamely performed each time it was out at a meet in 2017, managing to stay off the bottom of both the TRC and sectional lists. With its only returning regional qualifier back in J

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Peru focusing on continuing upward trend in TRC, sectionals

SPEED KING: Peru junior Josh Adejokun was one of the primary sparks of the Tiger 2017 season and will look to take the top spot in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes in the 2018 season.

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com In its first two years in the boys’ TRC track and field meet, Peru has been near the top of the leaderboard each time, going from third in 2016 to second in 2017. Getting to the top spot will require some new faces to s

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