Posted: November 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

A HUGE thank you goes out to Dennis Grimm, Ryan Grimm, Mike Holtz, Ryan Rabe, and Bayleigh Rabe. The five of them tackled the remaining sod and were able to get it to the city dump.

Because of their efforts, tomorrow’s work day has been canceled.

Thanks to everyone who had even the smallest part in the success of this project.  We will surely see the fruits of our labor in the Spring.

Thanks so much!
The North HS Coaching Staff

Field Help

Posted: November 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hello, everyone.

Coach Grimm will be heading over to the varsity field THIS AFTERNOON around 2:00 to try and beat the snow tomorrow. If you ate at all available to help and/or have a truck or trailer to use, we are desperately asking for your help with the final stage of this project.

Status for tomorrow’s work day is to be determined. Please stay tuned.

Thank you all in advance for your help.

Plea For Help

Posted: November 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hello, everyone.

With the final field clean up coming on Saturday and the weather looking the way it does, we are pleading that anyone that can help to please do so.

We are in the need of people to help haul extra sod to the city dump and in need of trucks and trailers.  If we get a decent number of people to help, I wouldn’t think it would take more than a few hours.  This is a job that MUST get finished before the snow makes it impossible to do.  The sod has to be removed so it doesn’t inhibit grass growth.  If you have a truck/trailer that you are willing to use, please contact Coach LeMahieu ( to let her know.

There are a few other tasks that might get done if time/help/weather allow, but the sod removal is jobs 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Thank you so much in advance for your help.

Final Field Clean-Up

Posted: November 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hello, everyone.

Let me first thank everyone that helped two weekends ago with the field work.  The varsity field looks absolutely spectacular and the lip has gone away!  With all of the hard work, the field should be ready to go when the snow melts and Spring arrives.

With that information, the coaching staff is making one last request.  We need some help on Saturday morning with some field clean-up.  There are a few tasks that need to be completed, including:

  • Removal of the sod to the city yard waste site
  • Raking/Fluffing of the grass where the machines drove
  • Laying top soil and throwing in grass seed in the large openings
  • Rolling the sod
  • Pressing seams

The major project is going to be the removal of the extra sod, so we are hoping that anyone that has a truckbed or trailer is willing to come.  It shouldn’t take more than 7 or 8 total trips.  The more people we have, the quicker this will work.

We will be starting the clean up on Saturday morning at 9AM.  Please make every effort to come on out and help us get the field ready for the winter.



Posted: November 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hello, everyone.

We are going to be undertaking a major project on the Varsity field on Saturday.  Spielvogel Excavating has generously donated time and equipment to come and completely strip the infield.  This will help to get rid of the dangerous lip that begins the outfield and will laser level the entire infield to return it to the pristine condition that it used to be in.  After the field is leveled, we will be laying new sod to reset the infield/outfield line.  We will be laying nearly 600 rolls of sod.

With this project, we need as much help as we possibly can get.  Dennis Grimm will be the “foreman” for this project.  We won’t need much help at the beginning, just a few people to help use a sod cutter to save as much sod as possible.  If you are able to help with this project, please show up at the field on Saturday morning at 7:30AM.

We will also need a LOT of help to lay sod after the stripping is out of the way.  We are asking the second wave of volunteers to show up at the field around 9:00AM.  The more people we have to help, the sooner this project will be completed.  It is a very big project, but necessary for the program.  If you are able to help, please contact Coach Lenz at

Thank you very much in advance for all of your help.  We’re going to need it…..


Posted: October 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

Open Gyms for all girls interested in playing softball continue tonight from 7:30PM-9:00PM in the Raider Gym. We have had regulars at the open gyms, but our numbers aren’t where we’d like to see them. Tell your friends and come get some hitting and throwing in. Open Gyms occur every Monday until the season starts in 5 months!!!

Open Gym Canceled Tonight

Posted: September 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

Due to the Homecoming Week festivities, Open Gym has been canceled for tonight.  We will resume open gyms next Monday at 7:30PM.

Field Clean Up Tomorrow

Posted: September 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

Just a reminder that we will be having field clean up tomorrow starting at noon. We’re planning on taking down the batting cage net, painting the dugouts, cleaning the landscaping, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Fall Clean-Up Day – Sunday

Posted: September 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hello, all.

We will again be having our annual Fall clean-up day at the fields this coming Sunday at Noon.  Don’t worry….the Packers play on Monday night.

We will be taking down the batting cage net, cleaning up the landscaping, winterizing the concession stand, painting the dugouts, etc….  We can use all the help we can get.

If you are able to make it, please bring rakes, shovels, ladders, etc.  We can also use any automatic paint sprayers that you might have.

We hope to see you on Sunday!

Lakeland College Softball Camps

Posted: September 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hello, all.

I’ve attached three documents at the bottom of this e-mail for the Lakeland College Softball Camps.  There are three separate camps (Pitching/Catching/Offensive) that occur on 6 Sundays beginning October 25.  These are excellent camps run by the Lakeland Coaching staff, including their latest addition, Coach Utley.

If you are able, we strongly encourage you to attend these camps as it will help get you back in the swing and prepare you for another great season of Raider Softball.

And as another reminder, softball open gyms begin on Monday, September 14 from 7:30-9:00PM in the Raider Gym.  See you all there!

Coach Lenz

6 Week Camp Registration Sheet

6 Week Camp Brochure

2015-16 Winter Softball Camp