Coal Miners Daughters Take Silver at Tournament


Photo Courtesy of Lori Brady 

Back row: Lori Brady, Joy Barton, Christine Anselmo, Jenine Bentley, Caleen Wilcox, Mitzi Zserai and Anette Grimm. Front Row: Kollette Colgie, Betty Scincenaras, Joann Stokes and Jimmy Dawn Jones

By Caleen Wilcox

At the Huntsman World Senior Games Softball Championship, Emery County’s Coal Miners Daughters ended with a silver medal after losing games and dropping to the bottom of the bracket and having to work their way back to the top.

In the medals round they played Canada, then turned around and played Tennessee which, to that point, was undefeated. They beat them the first game and played them again, coming up short and ending with the silver. The team played five-and-a-half hours straight Wednesday morning and had the best fan base who they would like to thank for the support.

Team members are proud to be the daughters of coal miners of Emery County. They all learned a good trait from their coal mining dads and their mothers to work hard and never give up.

The team also would like to thank Stephanie and Tara and all the other young people for helping them get to this point.

The games are an annual event held in St. George and have over 20,000 participants from over 70 countries.

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