Despite dropping its fifth straight game, Monache softball coach Dave Koontz is confident his young team is improving.
The Marauders dropped one-run decisions at San Luis Obispo High on Saturday, 3-2... Full story
Ninth-year Monache softball coach Dave Koontz knew he had a rare talent in center field.
But even he was taken aback by the kind of senior year his best player had.
“Oh my gosh, it was probably one of the best — if not the best — ... Full story
The usual suspects are back.
Monache’s Jessica Simmonds and Porterville’s Tanaya Williams finished their stellar careers off this season. So it shouldn’t come as a shock that both are making their third straight appearances on the ... Full story
Tulare Western and Tulare Union had their way with the rest of the EYL softball competition in 2009.
Combined, the D-II powers went 12-1 against the Porterville city trio (Monache handed Western its only league loss, 2-1, March 31).
So it com... Full story
Cassie Manning didn’t get much of a rest this year.
Where there was a Lindsay girls sport, there was a good bet she would be a key part of it.
The senior libero, point guard and pitcher played three sports and helped each of her teams i... Full story
LINDSAY — The Cardinal softball team continued the tough trend epitomizing the Orange Belt’s playoffs, Friday.
Fifth-seeded Caruthers took a six-run lead — mostly off Lindsay errors — in the fourth inning and cruised ... Full story
BAKERSFIELD — After its draining collapse against Monache in the regular-season finale, the Porterville softball team made the trip south.
The Division III Valley quarterfinal game started off with the No. 7 Panthers (11-13-1, 6-6 EYL) eyeing ... Full story
BAKERSFIELD — A large banner looms to the left of the entrance to Garces’ softball field.
It reads, “Garces Memorial High School — Home of the 2002, 2003, and 2004 CIF softball champions.”
Monache’s players must ... Full story
They might be flying under the radar but there’s no debate.
Of all the Orange Belt’s dirt-sport teams, the Lindsay softball team is the hottest heading into postseason play.
The Cardinals (21-7, 11-1 ESL) are fresh off a winning their l... Full story
The Lindsay softball team continued its win streak (11 straight) with an 8-4 victory over Farmersville.
Despite not playing in the ESL, Farmersville appeared on Lindsay's schedule four times with the Cardinals winning three games.
The Cards put fou... Full story
A senior day beyond their wildest dreams was a reality.
The Panthers were on the verge of beating Monache for the first time in seven tries after Katelyn Ogas’ fifth-inning home run gave them a six-run lead.
But the Marauders (13-11-1, 9-3 EY... Full story