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Former Coach Art McRae applauds team for victory

Editor, Ceres Courier,

I would like to take this opportunity to offer my congratulations to the Ceres High School 2016 Lady Bulldog Softball team for adding a Section Championship to their list of outstanding accomplishments. Coaches Angela and Brett Durossette and Fulvio Bertolotti, along with parents, friends, and fans also deserve a share of the accolades. This will always be a season to cherish and look back upon with fond memories.

As a retired Ceres High varsity baseball coach, I have a special admiration and appreciation for the dedication, preparation, and hard work associated with attaining a goal of this magnitude. Coach Karl Nielsen and I were fortunate enough to lead Ceres High Baseball teams to a Section Championship in 1990 and Section runner-ups in 1984 and 1985. We understand the commitment and sacrifices involved to achieve at this level...keep up the good work, job well done!

On a personal note, and as a longtime Ceres resident, I would like to express my pride and pleasure for the opportunity to have had a nearly five decade association with families of the team coaches. The Bertolotti, Durossette, and Giddens families have been - and continue to be - an integral part of the Ceres community. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve as a teacher, coach, colleague and friend of each family.

Art McRae,

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