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Slugging softball catcher, dirt-track racer: Cache’s Rosie Ward stays busy

You won't often find Rosie Ward primping at the nail shop, because for this senior-to-be at Cache High School, there's no sense getting those fancy nails when you are either tearing down a blown engine or playing catcher for the Bulldogs' softball team.

No, even though she's a beautiful teenager, this is one girl who knows how to get down and dirty and love every minute of it.

Last fall, Ward often went from playing softball in the afternoon to the Lawton Speedway at night and climbing into her No. 7 mini-stock car.

Sure, it might be better to focus on one, but when you are as competitive as this girl, there's plenty of time in the day to get all her goals accomplished.

"I'm not sure what I hit last season but it was pretty good," the modest softball standout said. "I played a lot of positions; just wherever I was needed most. But my favorite is catcher. Good catchers usually are hard to find and the college coaches are always looking for catchers and pitchers."

While she couldn't remember her average, this writer was told several times last fall that she was "pushing .500" and with plenty of power.

"I remember last year in regionals, I had three home runs and hit the ball really well," she said. "But we didn't get to state and that's what I hope we can do this year. We have a really good bunch of freshmen and one of our pitchers is Meghan Harrison and she's pretty good."

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