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Byline: Emily Kram
May 06--University of Wisconsin-Superior softball coach Roger Plachta hasn't had to look far to fill out his roster recently. For the past few seasons, he's had a goldmine of talent in his own backyard. The 2011 Yellowjacket softball team is comprised mostly of home-grown athletes. Nine players on the UWS roster graduated from Superior High School, and two more are graduates of Northwestern High School in Maple.
"There's a lot of girls from Superior that I've played with for years, and it makes it fun," said Taylor VanDamme, a 2007 SHS grad. "It's just like playing high school (softball) all over again." Former Spartans playing for the Yellowjackets this year are Kalli Kucharyski (2005), Taylor VanDamme (2007), Amanda LeBard (2008), Ashley Martin (2008), Ashlee Olson …