Cassidy Mader fires the ball into a net during a fielding and throwing drill, while Grace Tobin waits her turn.
Cassidy Mader fires the ball into a net during a fielding and throwing drill, while Grace Tobin waits her turn.

   The Ripon High School Tiger softball team worked on fundamentals such as fielding, throwing and running the bases Monday as it began practicing for the season.

   The Tigers will be led by third-year head coach Rachel Minch.

   They are slated to begin their season Thursday, March 21 at home against Wautoma, but with plenty of snow still on the ground that game, as well as a contest a day later at Laconia, remains up in the air.