Home­run star shows his style

Top ef­fort may earn state squad spot

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT - ❏ Ge­orge Smith

TYSON Cur­tis is one tal­ented sports­man.

He hit 11 home runs in the Queens­land un­der-15 soft­ball tri­als in Ip­swich and is wait­ing to hear if he has been suc­cess­ful in se­lec­tion into the state team.

The Year 9 Monto State High School stu­dent has been play­ing soft­ball for three years and, with no lo­cal soft­ball club, he trav­els to Glad­stone to train and play.

The 14-year-old played for the Glad­stone rep­re­sen­ta­tive team in the Ip­swich tri­als over three days.

He made Queens­land se­lec­tion in Years 6 and 7 and is hop­ing to go well again this year.

Cur­tis also plays rugby league and rates it as his num­ber one sport, with soft­ball com­ing a close sec­ond.

“I en­joy both sports, but I think I’ll per­sue football more closely when I fin­ish school,” he said.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

RIS­ING STAR: Monto State High School's Tyson Cur­tis is wait­ing to hear of his se­lec­tion in the Queens­land Un­der-15 Soft­ball team.

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