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Tomahawk seniors reflect on incredible playoff runSubmitted: 06/11/2018
Story By Mark Spillane

Tomahawk seniors reflect on incredible playoff run
MADISON -
When Tomahawk's softball season ended on Saturday, the program closed an important chapter in its history.

The Hatchets' five seniors officially played for the last time in a Tomahawk uniform.

The five seniors (Rachel Dallman, Courtney Theiler, Danielle Kurth, Jordyn Kaminski and Sophie Wegner) helped Tomahawk win seven playoff games during their four years on the team, including five wins in this year's playoff run.

Hatchets head coach John Larson has coached at Tomahawk for more than 25 years. He said this weekend was the perfect ending for those players.


"Every coach will tell you, you build it around your seniors. These seniors, all of five of them, they've been through a lot together. I couldn't think of a better way to send them out other than playing for a state championship," said Larson.

Even though the Hatchets didn't win that state championship, Rachel Dallman said it was a great ending to her high school career.

"It was really great feeling to be able to play in the championship game. That was our goal for a really long time now, and even though we didn't come out on top, it was still an amazing to end my senior year, and for all the other seniors too to come out with a medal and go home knowing we played our best," said Dallman.

Courtney Theiler said the players made memories that will last forever.

"It's amazing to be able to look back on that and to have that trophy is really awesome. To be able to tell everyone that were a part of that is really awesome," said Theiler.

After the championship game, Wegner added that the championship game was a culmination of years of time playing together for the seniors.

"I've been playing with these girls since I was five years old, so the fact that we did this, the fact that we're here, it's still hard to believe that we're here," said Wegner.

The Hatchets lost 2-0 to Poynette in the Division 3 state championship game.

The city of Tomahawk declared Saturday "Tomahawk Hatchet Pride Day" to honor the team.

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