The Eastern Wisconsin Conference softball crown returned to Chilton last spring as the Tigers tied Brillion and Valders for the top spot in a season that saw the conference schedule reduced by April snowstorms.
Chilton has a new coach, but a veteran look, as they take aim at keeping the title.
The Chilton softball preview:

CHILTON SOFTBALL
Head Coach
- Jay Juckem

2018 RECORD- 13-6 overall; 6-1 in Eastern Wisconsin Conference (Tied for 1st Place).

2018 REVIEW: Chilton has a 48-16 record in the last three seasons and last spring saw the Tigers reclaim the EWC championship under head coach Bob Broeckel.
Chilton juniors Alysha Brickl and Karissa Juckem formed one of the top batteries in the EWC and were repeat First Teamers on the All-EWC Team. Brickl, a pitcher, was First Team after the same honor as an outfielder in 2017 and Juckem repeated at catcher. Haley Grube was First Team last spring as an outfielder with Second Teamers, all underclassmen, in infielders Callie Woelfel and Amber Halbach, as well as outfielder Kaitlin Merwin. Shaina Boehnlein was Honorable Mention on the infield and was one of two CHS seniors with Tori Gates the other.

2019 PREVIEW: Former Tiger assistant Jay Juckem takes over for Broeckel as head coach and inherits a very veteran squad. All three First Teamers return in Brickl, Juckem and Grube, as do Woelfel, Merwin and Halbach. Woelfel and Halbach are underclassmen.
Hope Meyer (outfield) and Anna Criter (DH/utility) are returnees that bolster the Tiger lineup along with junior prospect Addie Pritchard (utility). Rounding out the varsity roster are sophomores Taylor Meyer (utility) and Andrea Schmitz (pitcher).
With coach Juckem very familiar with this team as a past assistant, the Tigers should not miss a beat and will once again be a contender in the EWC. Brillion returns 2018 Player of the Year Carmen Yost and will be a strong contender. However, the Lions lose First Team pitcher Courtney Hackbarth. Valders lost some key seniors but return three players that had post season recognition a year ago. Also, watch out for dark horse New Holstein.