The sectional championship won last week by the Franklin Community High School softball team was built on a number of relationships.
Perhaps the most evident is the healthy rapport between head coach Joe Paszek and his players. At the end of practice the night following Thursday’s 1-0 sectional final win against New Palestine, Paszek was gathering equipment and instructing his players to leave the diamond.
“Come on, Joe,” multiple players called out. “Let’s hit some more. Let us each hit a basket (of softballs). How about half a basket?”