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West Valley Preps' Surprise softball preview

Feb. 20 marked the beginning of the high school softball. West Valley Preps asked local coaches to take a look at their teams and four coaches responded: Paradise Honors Panthers 4A Skyline …

Elite girls swimmer from Surprise focuses on team

For most high school sports, the high school season can seem secondary to club sports contest, where the top athletes compete against each other and recruited by colleges. In some cases, club …

2023 Preps football preview: Willow Canyon

Willow Canyon football believes its 2022 season produced something even more valuable than its first playoff appearance in 11 years and near upset of eventual 5A runner up Cactus in the first round.

The 2023 All-West Valley Preps softball team

This is the 10th year West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best soft ball players it covers in the Northwest Valley. The player can be on the team for her secondary position.

Desert Mountain upsets Willow Canyon for 5A softball …

Throughout the 5A softball playoffs, Desert Mountain relied on freshman wunderkind pitcher Lilly Goodwin while struggling to give her run support.

Willow Canyon softball brushes off loss to make …

Since high school softball returned in Arizona in 2021, Willow Canyon has  not faced many difficulties on the field. Thursday night, prep softball fans learned the Wildcats also handle adversity very well.

McCann looks to cap legacy as all-time softball great

Arizona high school softball has a bit less than a week to find a way to the summit of Mount McCann. If 5A opponents cannot find the route — and in three years only one team has come close …

Softball: McCann, Wildcats win pitchers’ duel to …

Marissa McCann probably needed to strike out 16 Campo Verde batters in order for her team to stay in the winner’s bracket Saturday.

Kennemer powers Willow Canyon softball 3-peat bid

When your high school softball coach names the club team he’s affiliated with Boom Baby Softball, big flys are a big deal. That lends extra weight to senior Trinity Kennemer already owning the Willow Canyon softball home run record.

West Valley Preps' Surprise softball preview

The Surprise Independent asked local coaches to take a look at their teams.

State labels show Dysart 'A' schools more than double

School labels came out Nov. 1, and the Dysart Unified School District is celebrating its improvement.

'Lights Out' Cactus advances 21-14 over tough Willow …

GLENDALE — When the chips were down on Friday night, the Cactus Cobras played “lights out” in more ways than one.