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Triple Threat helped by South Whidbey six
"South Whidbey's representation on the Triple Threat fastpitch team includes, from the left, Bronwyn Russell, Kelsey Broderick, Carolann Lubach, Christie Robinson, Carrie Anderson and Becky Gabelein.South Whidbey has a big presence on the regional Triple Threat 14-and-under fastpitch team.Six of the team's 12 players are from South Whidbey, and the team has already achieved great success, compiling a record of 26 wins and only 6 losses against some of the best teams in the state.One of the South Whidbey six played for the Triple Threat 12-and-under team last year, while the other five played for the Island Intensity team of South Whidbey coached by Todd Lubach. This year Intensity moved up to a 16-and-under division.Triple Threat is coached by Jim Grant and Harold Holloway, two veterans with a combined 50 years of coaching experience. Both live in the Edmonds area. They have been part of many national competitions in their long careers, and their 1998 team of girls 18 and under, The Madness, won the American Fastpitch Association Nationals.The coaches' love of the game has brought them back to coach younger players on the 14-and-under Triple Threat team. They have held several skills clinics on South Whidbey. Local players on the Triple Threat team include Bronwyn Russell, Carrie Anderson, Christie Robinson, Becky Gabelein, Carolann Lubach and Kelsey Broderick.Practices are split, with some at South Whidbey and some in the Mount Vernon area. Off-season practices are held in the South Whidbey High School gym.Triple Threat's season is far from over this year. Their schedule still includes tournaments on the West Coast including a trip to Modesto, Calif. in July for nationals.Anyone interested in supporting Triple Threat may call Mary Broderick at 730-2443 or Karen Lubach, 321-5339. "