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Highland got another close win in softball on Thursday, as they edged Newark Catholic by an 8-7 margin to improve to 9-9 on the season. Lucy Smith and Abby O’Bryant combined to strike out two, walk three and give up 10 hits.

O’Bryant also helped the team’s cause with a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Bridget Oder added a double and single, while Parker Steck added two hits.

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