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Monday, May 3, 2010
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Bloomington Jefferson

Taking one (or two) for the team

By Jim Paulsen, Star Tribune

Hopkins softball. Photo courtesy hopkins.k12.mn.us

Talk about bravery and courage. Hopkins' softball player Megan Arndt certainly has both, and more. The Royals' 4-3, extra-inning victory over Bloomington Jefferson in the first round of the Richfield Tournament last Saturday might never have happened had Arndt not put her own personal well-being second to that of the team.

But rather than having me tell you, let's let Hopkins' captain Hayley Nybo describe Arndt's heroic play in her own words. Nybo wrote this and sent it to Hopkins  coach Anne Campbell, who forwarded it to us:

"As most of you know, my fellow captain, Megan, was injured yesterday [Saturday] in our opening game in this weekend's tournament. We were down by one run late in our first game against Bloomington Jefferson. Jefferson attempted to pick Megan off at second but there was an overthrow. As Megan dove back to the base...

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