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Softball loses in 2A championship, soccer falls in state semis

The South Summit High School softball team lost a 3-2 heartbreaker in the 10th inning to Grand on Saturday, May 8, missing out on the Class 2A state championship by a hair.

According to a summary in the Deseret News, South Summit pitcher McKenzie Woolstenhulme recorded eight strikeouts and hit a double in the loss.

The game was tied at 0 heading into the eighth inning, when both scored once. They repeated that feat in the ninth, then SSHS was unable to answer Grand’s score in the top of the seventh.

The Wildcats managed just two hits off of Grand starter Shelby Dalton. Senior Lexie Reidhead had the Wildcats’ other hit, a triple.

Sent to the consolation bracket after an early loss, SSHS beat San Juan 7-5 to reach the final in an earlier game Saturday.

Boys’ soccer loses in semifinal

The SSHS boys’ soccer team fell victim to similar heartbreak, losing 3-2 in double overtime to eventual state champion Waterford on Friday, May 7, in the Class 2A semifinal.

According to an e-mail from Scott Nagle, the Wildcats fell behind early 2-0 in the first 15 minutes but scored a goal with four minutes left in the half to make it 2-1. With about 15 minutes left in the second half, Braden Powers scored from 20 yards out to tie the game.

The first overtime period passed without a score, but the Ravens finally broke through with 4:20 left in the second to make the finals against Grand.

"Our boys played their hearts out," coach Chris Burton told Nagle. "I am extremely proud of being able to coach such a great group of young men."

Wildcats ready for state track meet

The Wildcats’ track team finished second to North Summit in boys and girls on May 5 at the Region 14 meet

Region champions for the Wildcats were Chance Field in the shot put and Cole Craggs in the 3200 meter run.

South Summit will be sending 30 athletes to compete against other 2A schools at the state track meet on May 14 and 15 at BYU. It will be the most athletes the Wildcats have ever taken to this event.


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