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Softball: Coach of the year Dale Huntington, Woodland Park

November 25, 2013 Updated: November 25, 2013 at 7:35 pm
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photo - Dale Huntington of Woodland Park is The Gazette's softball coach of the year.
Dale Huntington of Woodland Park is The Gazette's softball coach of the year. 

Woodland Park's softball team waited a long time - 14 years to be exact - to finally reach the top of its league.

The rest was gravy, despite a quick exit from the 4A district tournament.

"We expected good things, but our top goal was to try to get that conference championship, which we hadn't had since 1999," said third-year Panthers coach Dale Huntington. "Then we got a taste of getting that championship and playing at the next level."

The Panthers swept through Metro League play en route to a 10-0 mark and a 16-3 regular-season record. Although his team fell to Thompson Valley and Green Mountain at the regional tournament played at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Huntington knows that experience will help future teams.

"They might have been overwhelmed a bit, and both games started rough," Huntington said. "We'll grow and learn from that."

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