BHS Girls Softball Team Sweep Tournamentby Amy Wenger on May 17, 2014
Saturday, May 17 dawned somewhat dreary over the skies of town, but at Sunnyside Park's Pfeiffer Field, the atmosphere was anything but. Not only was it a victorious day for the Bremen High School girls softball team as they swept the tournament which bears the community name, but it was a celebration of two legendary coaches who helped create, lead, and energize the institution to its current high regard among the arena of Bremen athletics.
The softball squad ended their day with an impressive 13-3 win over the Lakeland team, but perhaps just as inspiring to witness was the honoring of coaches Chris (Kuhl) English and Stan Hueni, both of whom are largely credited with the founding of the Bremen girls softball program. The observance was particularly bittersweet for English, who will be retiring from teaching at the conclusion of this school year. She has been teaching and coaching throughout various grade levels and sports within the Bremen Public School system for more than 30 years. The softball program was launched in the early 1990s.
To help commemorate the occasion, players from past and present teams were invited to the diamond to gather in formation of the traditional "Long Green Line," as a final salute to their coaches.