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Baseball: Black Hills coach Elway retires

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on July 26, 2011 at 11:49 am with No Comments »
July 26, 2011 11:49 am

Meg Wochnick of The Olympian wrote today of longtime high school baseball coach Lem Elway’s retirement.

“It’s been a great experience,” said Elway, 64. “I’ve always looked at the positive part of everything. I love dealing with the kids, and always felt they needed a positive role model.

During Elway’s seven-year stretch at Black Hills, the Wolves made the postseason the past three years. This past spring, Black Hills was 8-10, finished fourth in the EvCo, and earned its second consecutive 2A District IV tournament berth. The Wolves also had a 9-2 mark in their last 11 games against cross rival Tumwater.

“I left the program better than when I got it,” Elway said. “We got better every year. I felt really happy with my time there. You always want to leave on top rather on the bottom. We’ve established a program at Black Hills that someone will be able to carry on.”

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