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Basha, Desert Mountain kids earn NFCA All-American/All-Region spots

July 15, 2013 – 1:13 pm

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association named its All-American and All-Region high school/college teams throughout the country.   At the high school level, the East Valley was well-represented.
Basha third baseman Kylie Shull was named to the …

Red Mountain catcher part of Canadian Jr. national team

July 1, 2013 – 3:09 pm

Red Mountain catcher and senior-to-be Jordan Beck made the Canadian Junior National Softball Team, and is competing in the Junior World Championships in Ontario beginning this week.
Beck is originally from Vancouver.
The team had a series …

Former Desert Ridge softball player named Div. III All-American

June 10, 2013 – 11:44 am

Former Desert Ridge outfielder Christina Smith was named an Academic All-American as a member of the Concordia University (Texas) softball program, which competes at the NCAA Division III level.  She is the school’s first academic …

Val Kaff named Gatorade Softball Player of Year

June 6, 2013 – 11:46 am

Capping a stellar four-year career at Mountain View, senior pitcher Val Kaff was named the Gatorate Softball Player of the Year for Arizona.
Kaff led the Lady Toros (27-8) to the Division I loser’s bracket final …

Div. I and II softball seniors’ All-Star game

June 4, 2013 – 11:48 am

The annual Division I and Division II Senior All-Star softball games are Wednesday.
Division II kids held practices on Tuesday morning (June 4), while Division I’s “Blue” and “Red” teams will hold a combined workout Tuesday …

Chandler all-district softball team

May 16, 2013 – 1:21 pm

Here is the 2013 Chandler all-district softball team as voted on by the district’s schools’ coaches:
Player of the Year:  Kylie Shull (Basha)
First Team
P:   Jillian Leslie (Perry);  Lynea Klemmedson (Basha)
C:  Devon Ryan (Perry);  Hailee Siroky (Basha)
IF:  …

Mesa all-city softball team

May 16, 2013 – 11:21 am

Here is the 2013 Mesa all-city softball team as determined by Mesa city schools’ coaches:
Player of the Year:   Val Kaff, Mountain View
Coach of the Year:   Joe Goodman, Mountain View
First Team
P:   Bre Macha (Red Mountain);   Marian …

Scottsdale all-city softball team

May 15, 2013 – 5:11 pm

Here is the 2013 Scottsdale all-city softball team as voted on by Scottsdale schools’ softball coaches:
Siara Barreras, Coronado, Utility
Amanda Byler, Arcadia, IF
Shannon Feeney, Arcadia, OF
Dana Morris, Saguaro, IF
Jenna Nimtz, Saguaro, Catcher
Kendra Coleman, Chaparral, IF
Blakely Koziol, …

Gilbert all-district softball team

May 15, 2013 – 4:18 pm

Here is the 2013 Gilbert All-District softball team as voted on by the district’s softball coaches:
Campo Verde:   Paige Hess, Sam Leighty, Bailey Bergman, Maddie Johnson
Desert Ridge:  Chryse Hausenflunk, Jackie Hernandez, Bailey Klitzke, Alyssa Sanchez
Gilbert:  …

Postseason awards update

May 14, 2013 – 4:47 pm

Now that the final championships have been crowned and before everyone scampers away from schools and scalding heat for the summer, a few programming notes:
For those schools, sections, cities or school districts who haven’t already …