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April 18, 2013

Meghan Dewbery finds her own path

McALESTER — McAlester senior Meghan Dewbery played softball throughout her childhood. She even played softball as a freshman at Savanna High School.

But when she came to McAlester High School as a sophomore, she faced the daunting task of playing the same sport as her older sister Taylor, who was easily among McAlester’s all-time best softball players.

Meghan also had to deal with coming to a much larger school in MHS.

“I was scared because it was so big,” Dewbery said on Wednesday. “I’d always gone to a small school where I knew everybody, and I came to (a school) where I didn’t know people.”

Instead of playing softball in Taylor’s shadow, Meghan switched to golf. Emily Brooks, a friend from Dewbery’s days at Frink-Chambers and at First Baptist Church, had played the year before, and Brooks convinced the younger Dewbery sister to give it a shot.

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