Falcons softball senior Leah Hetle will be honored before a Saturday game against Ketchikan. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

Falcons softball senior Leah Hetle will be honored before a Saturday game against Ketchikan. (Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire)

Falcons lone softball senior to be honored Saturday

Thunder Mountain will host Ketchikan and Sitka

The Thunder Mountain High School girls softball team will honor their lone senior class member on at Dimond Park Field No. 4, Saturday at 4:45 p.m., prior to the start of their 5 p.m. game against visiting Ketchikan.

“She is a great kid,” TMHS coach Barb Strong said. “She is super positive. We love having her around. She has a great work ethic. She always shows up, she’s coachable and ready to go and be a part of the program and does whatever you ask. She is one of those kids that we put every where, in all spots. And this year because we graduated so many kids last season we have a young group and she has stepped into that ‘team mom’ role, making sure all the new varsity players kind of know what they are supposed to be and where they need to go. She has been a great example of what we want to see in a kid.”

TMHS’ lone senior:

Leah Hetle – first base, No. 4.

Favorite food – Sushi.

Favorite music – Blue grass folksy.

Other pastimes – Play music on guitar, ukulele, cello and electric base. Also climb and dive.

After high school – Attend University of Alaska Anchorage for their AAS program for nursing.

Advice to young players/students – Have confidence, be fierce and do good in school because that helps to make everything easier throughout the season when you don’t have work piled up.

“I really appreciate all my coaching staff, the time that they put in to making us better,” Hetle said. “And how much time they spend away from their families, away from their jobs, to come let us play softball and let us have fun. And thank you to my mom and dad.”

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