Great first year for Storm softball

Many members of the North Iowa Storm softball teams went to watch this year’s state softball tournament. Front from left are: Emma Eichenberger, Bella Langfald, Brooklyn Price, Olivia Price, and Mylie Hinders. Back row: Coach Kim Price, Lily Beckman, Jaycee Daniels, Ashlyn Bechler, Kinzee Hinders, Eden Greensky, and Jenna Daniels.

     The North Iowa Storm is a new traveling softball league started this year for girls to learn valuable skills for softball and for life. The league teams are coached by Kim Price, who also began coaching the Buffalo Center little league softball teams last year.

     “Travel teams play in weekend tournaments, so it’s a bigger commitment than rec league,” said Price. “It also provides the young athletes an opportunity to play at a higher level of competition.” The Storm’s vision is: “Teaching Character, Leadership and Life Lessons through the Game of Softball”.

     Storm Softball for 2018 included a 10 and under team, along with a 12 and under team. The teams were able to play in several tournaments and gain valuable travel team experience. The teams this year consisted of girls from Buffalo Center, Lakota, Thompson, Forest City, Titonka, Whittemore, Armstrong, Ringsted, Bancroft, and Fort Dodge. For 2019, North Iowa Storm plans to add a 14 and under team.

     “We strive to mold these young athletes into exceptional softball players. By helping them take the life lessons learned through softball and apply those skills to their daily lives, these exceptional softball players will also become outstanding young women,” said Coach Price.