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Rutenbar returns as Bartow softball coach

Rutenbar returns as Bartow softball coach   By Roy Fuoco The man who built Bartow softball into one of the top high school softball programs in the state with a national reputation is back. Glenn Rutenbar, on Thursday, confirmed that he is returning to the program he coached for 28 years to replace Donna Byars, who

Bartow’s title 20 years ago sent softball program to new heights

http://www.theledger.com/storyimage/LK/20170511/SPORTS/170519565/AR/0/AR-170519565.jpg? By Roy Fuoco  Twenty years ago, Bartow was considered the top program in Polk County entering the 1997 season, although the gap between them and other top programs, especially Lake Wales, wasn’t a large one. Then came the 1997 state tournament. Bartow knocked off two higher-ranked teams to win its first title, and Bartow

Bartow slips past George Jenkins!

By Roy Fuoco BARTOW — On a night when Bartow honored the 1997 state championship, the best thing the Yellow Jackets could say about the show they put on Friday night in the Class 8A, District 11 title game was that they won. Bartow’s 5-4 victory over George Jenkins was an uncharacteristic error-filled game, and

Bartow Softball Plays Two Games This Week

Bartow will host Okeechobee Tuesday and will be on the road Friday at Lake Region.Come out and suppport JV and Varsity!

Bartow Softball kicks off regular season Thursday at Auburndale.

BHS Softball returns to the field to begin defending their 2016 8A state crown Thursday, February 23rd @ Auburndale. Come out and support your Lady Jackets as they look to sting the Lady Bloodhounds! JV action begins at 5:30 while Varsity suits up at 7:30.

Bartow catcher hoping to provide encore to career

By Roy Fuoco Kensie Green started working with former Bartow coach Glenn Rutenbar on her hitting when she was in the fifth grade. One night, she told her mom that she wanted to be in the state game, tie ballgame, last inning with two outs and two strikes and hit the game-winning run. Mission accomplished.

Lady Jackets Softball tryouts

Softball tryouts start January 23rd 2017 at the BHS softball fields.