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New Helena High Softball Coach Leads from Experience

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The Helena High softball team opened Western conference play last night with a win and a tie against Hellgate. The Bengals are looking to re-invent themselves under a first year head coach. And so far the results have been promising.

It's year one of the Ryan Schulte era for Helena High softball. And players say they can see the difference.

"A lot more hard work," said junior short stop Erin Emanuel. "A lot more dedication I feel like. A lot more serious program, but definitely for the better."

"I think he is building the team for the future, building the program for the future, which is pretty awesome," added senior third baseman Mickey Edgar.

His players say coach Schulte's message is getting across because he expects them to work hard, but also makes it fun. Schulte says "that message" is to control what you can.  

"As you go out and you prepare to play it's a process," said Schulte. "It's a day to day thing. You can't always control if you get the ball hit on you, you can't always control where you get the drops and where the ball ends up, but you can always control your effort and your attitude."

Coach's dedication to hard work and discipline didn't just appear out of thin air. He spent a long time in the military. Making it much easier for him to put things into perspective when it comes to the game.

"You work with guys who are trained to do sometimes the unthinkable," said Schulte. "And out here it's a game. And so what the girls need to understand is that you're out here to represent your school, and you represent your family and your teammates, and something bigger than yourself, but at the end of the day it is a game."

"Coming from a military background he's definitely strict, and he's not going to let anything slip," added Emanuel.

"We're very organized," said Edgar. "It puts organization. Before we go on bus trips he puts us in a line and makes sure we have all of our uniform pieces."

Attention to detail is very important to coach Schulte and his players are buying in. Hoping the payoff will be a first trip to state since 2009.

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