"I love watching the young ladies that I coach as they develop and become great players of a game they love," said Lady Tiger coach, Nikki York, regarding her softball team. Now in her fourth year as Cushing's head softball coach, York brings over a decade of experience to her role with a total 13 years of coaching under her belt - and she intends to use it. "We are really excited about this year and we have a big goal in mind. To bring home a State Championship."
A life-long athlete herself, York knows first hand how to prioritize goals for her softball team. "Sometimes as a coach the challenging part is keeping your athletes healthy. It's motivating all of them each day, knowing that every time you take the field it's going to be a BIG game."
After many exciting games this season, Lady Tigers faced off against Vinita in thier game last Thursday, bringing home a District Championship.
With help from other offensive players and pitcher, Jolie Boyle, Kennedy Holderread led Cushing Tigers to another great victory against Vinita with a final score of 10-2, Tigers. Holderread had a total of 3 hits in Thursday's game - a double in the first and a grand slam in the 4th inning.
The next round of games will begin at noon this upcoming Thursday in Broken Bow. Fans that are unable to travel the distance can tune into the LIVE RDMG broadcast via the CushingHub app.