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Camerer, Larson record first varsity wins

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NRHEG head softball coach Kayley Camerer cracks a smile as she signals to one of her batters. Camerer earned her first win as NRHEG’s head coach in an 11-0 win over Triton. Staff photo by Johnnie Phillips
Johnnie Phillips, Sports Editor

NRHEG first-year varsity head coaches Kayley Camerer and Shawn Larson last week recorded their first wins as head coaches with their new teams, as Camerer’s softball squad beat Triton 11-0 and Larson’s baseball team beat USC 9-3.

The two stepped up to the plate this season when longtime coaches Wendy Schultz and Mark Lee both retired from coaching.

Camerer’s background in coaching is light; this is her first-ever season as a varsity head coach in any sport; however, she has quickly gained the trust of her team.

NRHEG softball has been a Class A contender for years behind her predecessor Schultz, and while the Panthers are lacking some numbers due to graduation and players not returning, NRHEG still shows signs of being a tough matchup for any team it faces.

Look for Camerer – a former NRHEG softball alumni – to be smiling over at her third base coach position, as she coaches the team she once starred on.

Over on the baseball diamond, Larson earned his first win as a varsity baseball coach, further adding to his already stellar coaching resume.

A longtime wrestling coach who is coming off coaching his first state champion in Annabelle Petsinger two seasons ago, Larson has been around NRHEG baseball since the 2000s but is taking over as the team’s skipper for the first time this season.

Larson has been involved with local youth baseball at seemingly every level, a fitting lead-in to his varsity debut.

The Panthers are a young team comprised of mostly sophomores and juniors with no seniors on the roster, but the team has proven to be a winning squad year after year despite adversity.

With win No. 1 out of the way early in the season, look for both Camerer and Larson to continue to build on the momentum and keep their Panthers’ squads in the mix for a potential section run.

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