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Minneapolis’ Megan Atkinson – Commercial Tire’s Call of the Wild Athlete Spotlight

Minneapolis High School’s Megan Atkinson is a senior this season and a pitcher/catcher for the varsity softball team. Head coach Addie Billinger said of Atkinson, “Megan is an athlete all coaches love to have. She has a coachable attitude, and she is prepared every practice to put in the work. It’s a rare day to see her without a smile.”

Atkinson said she loves being part of the team.

“I enjoy being a part of a positive team that with a positive attitude we work hard, and we encourage our teammates. I would like this team to stay positive and to try our best no matter what obstacle is in our way.”

Also a trap shooter, Atkinson said she enjoys the sport that she has participated in since the eighth grade.

“Trap shooting has been a lot of fun. I got started when my brother found out about it and he was the one who really got me in it. In trap I only compete in league I don’t go to the league competition or travel anywhere I stay local and compete,” said Atkinson. “Trap shooting is very exhilarating, and it has a lot of precautions that go into it. If you are wanting to participate in trap shooting, make sure that you are comfortable with shooting and comfortable with being around other people with guns.”

Atkinson plans on attending Cloud County to pursue her degree in Early Childhood Education. She is undecided if she will continue playing softball.

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