(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
OVERCOMING A LOT: Adversity couldn’t slow down Indians during 2019 season…
It was a transformative year for the Colville softball team and Coach Mandy Sumner. Both Sumner and her squad battled through mountains of adversity – including the loss of Sumner’s father – to make it to the State 1A Tournament in Richland two weekends ago.
The Colville Indians battled injury during the year, a death in the family and a whole lot of position shuffling as the players got used to Sumner taking over the reins of the softball program once against after a family hiatus for a few years.
“For me, this season was life-changing from when it started on Feb. 28, to the very last day of the tournament,” Sumner said. “I think I’m a different person, and I think our girls are fundamentally different with all the maturing they did throughout the year.” More