BEAR RIVER HIGH – By Cari Doutre, Headliner Publisher, November 16, 2022
Bear River High’s Kate Dahle will be donning a blue and white softball uniform this time next year after signing a letter of intent to play college softball with Brigham Young University. Dahle, a senior at Bear River High, signed her letter of intent on November 9, in front of friends and family members.
As a three-year member of the Bear River High softball team, Dahle helped lead the team to a 4A state championship title her sophomore year in 2021, something she didn’t get the opportunity to do her freshman year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During her junior year on the school’s softball team, Dahle and the Lady Bears took home the Region 11 title and a second-place finish in 4A. She had a remarkable season overall in the pitcher’s circle with an ERA of 1.4 and 239 strikeouts total. In 2021, Dahle had an ERA of 2.16 with 161 strikeouts for the season.
Dahle was named Deseret News’ 4A First Team in 2021 and in 2022. And her senior year on the softball field has yet to begin.
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“I enjoy playing tough competition and one of the reasons I am looking forward to playing softball at Brigham Young University is playing in the Big 12 conference and playing softball at the most competitive level,” Dahle said.
But it’s not just about softball. Dahle is also looking further ahead beyond the softball field.
“I am also looking forward to getting a start in my career. One of the main reasons I chose BYU was because of their journalism/communication program and BYUtv. BYU is the best softball team in the state and I believe that they will help me meet my academic and softball goals,” she added.
The daughter of Scott and Heather Dahle of Tremonton, she’s not the first athlete in the family to attend BYU or to play a sport at the collegiate level. Her two older brothers Nate and Jake both went on to play baseball at the collegiate level – Nate at BYU and Jake at the University of Utah.
Photos by John Fronk