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Softball field dedicated to former coach

North Sanpete High School dedicated their newly-remodeled softball field and named it after long-time teacher and coach Shirlene Dovey.
North Sanpete High School dedicated their newly-remodeled softball field and named it after long-time teacher and coach Shirlene Dovey.

 

Softball field dedicated to former coach

 

Linda Petersen

Staff writer

3-23-2017

 

MT. PLEASANT—Last week, North Sanpete High School dedicated the new Shirlene Dovey Softball Field at the Mt. Pleasant Softball Complex.

The dedication took place on March 14. While there previously had been a field at the complex named for Dovey, it has been renovated as the high school’s baseball field.

Another field, which was remodeled and updated, became the new softball field and Dovey’s name was transferred to it. Dovey is credited as the inspiration behind the four-plex and implementing women’s athletics, cheer and drill at the school in the 1970s.

During her time as a teacher and coach there, Dovey taught physiology, anatomy, health and world geography.

The first softball game of the season was played on the field that same day and Dovey threw the first pitch. Many community volunteers contributed to the project including Sharon Christensen, Parish Construction and Property Maintenance, Mikkelsen Construction, Terry R. Brotherson, Christensen Ready Mix, A to Z Glass, North Sanpete Disposal and the North Sanpete School District.