Hamilton tops Middletown for Heckman’s 400th career win: ‘This has truly been the joy of my life’

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Hamilton High School coach Steve Heckman talks to his team April 5, 2021, after an 11-1 Greater Miami Conference defeat at Fairfield. RICK CASSANO/STAFF

MIDDLETOWN — A man known for his composure, Hamilton High School softball coach Steve Heckman stepped away from his squad, stopped and gently wiped away the water from his face Friday evening.

Moments after celebrating his 400th career win, Heckman laughed. He stated the wipe-away was not a tear, but merely




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