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Hillsdale softball holds alumni game to honor Wayne Hawks

JEROMESVILLE — For years, Wayne Hawks backed the athletic teams at Hillsdale High School at their events.

On Friday night on the former Falcons dirt softball diamond, it was the Hillsdale softball players who wanted to give back to Hawks.

The first Wayne Hawks Memorial Alumni Game was an effort to raise funds for a scholarship in his name.

Hillsdale’s 2022 state semifinalist softball team took on an alumni team to honor one of their very best fans. Hawks passed away on Sept. 9, 2021.

“I know he made a big impact on me in my softball career, and I talked about it with my mom, who is an alum, and we tried to figure it out, and he’s probably been with the program from the first day taking pictures ,” said Hillsdale varsity softball coach Hannah Moore. “We just wanted to honor him because we knew this was going to be the first season ever without Wayne Hawks. We thought what better way than getting all of the alumni back together again because so many of us loved him. Hopefully, we’re going to try and make this an annual thing.”

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