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Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 10:58 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 12:33 p.m. CST

Newton’s Cardinal softball team recognized the players and coaches of the Newton Girls Softball Association before Friday’s varsity game at Berg Middle School. There are 200 girls, ages 5 to 18, playing in the summer youth program. NHS head coach Ashley Ryan and NGSA board member Jennifer Van Fossen-Roelfs organized the event to bring the high school program and the youth program closer together.