Here is a recap of every team that won a state title during the 2017 spring sports season and will be looking to defend this upcoming season.
A look at the Review-Journal’s Athletes of the Year from the spring season
Follow the link for postseason softball honors, as selected by coaches. All-league and all-region teams will be posted as they are received.
Sam Pochop launched a two-run homer to left field to give her team the lead, and Rancho never looked back en route to a 13-4 victory over host Liberty in a winners’ bracket semifinal of the Class 4A Sunrise Region softball tournament.
After Foothill plated nine runs over the first two innings, the Las Vegas softball team rallied and held on for a 17-16 home victory over the Falcons in Tuesday’s opening round of the Sunrise Region tournament.
Lili Gutierrez hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh Friday, and Rancho’s softball team rallied with nine runs in its final at-bat to stun Foothill, 15-14.
Izabelle Morales tossed a five-hitter with three strikeouts, and Mikayla Berg went 3-for-3 with a triple, two runs and four RBIs to help Basic’s softball team rally from a five-run deficit to top host Eldorado 18-5 in six innings on Wednesday.
Yvette Sanchez went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, and Sam Pochop pitched six innings of relief and drove in two runs to help Rancho’s softball team rally for an 11-7 win at Green Valley on Monday.
Taylor Okamura was 4-for-4 with three triples, a double and seven RBIs, and Coronado’s softball team routed visiting Green Valley 17-2 in four innings to clinch the Class 4A Sunrise League title.
Losi Brown went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs and tossed a complete game, as Chaparral’s softball team beat visiting Boulder City 8-3 on Thursday, handing the Eagles their first Class 3A Sunrise League loss.
Marleena Mills went 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs to power Boulder City’s softball team to an 11-2 home win over Moapa Valley on Tuesday.
Tatum Spangler hit a grand slam and pitched a complete game to power the Coronado softball team to an 8-4 road victory over Foothill.
Taylor Okamura singled home Erica Hardy with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday, as Coronado’s softball team edged visiting Rancho 2-1 to remain undefeated in the Class 4A Sunrise League.
Haylee Makue-Vasconcello’s two-out single in the bottom of the eighth inning drove in Katy Orellana from second base with the winning run to lift Tech’s softball team to a 4-3 home win over Chaparral on Wednesday.
The Shadow Ridge softball team sent 11 batters to the plate in a seven-run inning and cruised to an 11-1 victory over Banning (California) in five innings in the third-place game of the Spring Jamboree.
Shelbi Denman threw 157 pitches to lift Shadow Ridge’s softball team to a 9-7 six-inning victory over North Torrance (California) on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Spring Jamboree at Majestic Park.
Basic junior Adalena Clayton went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in her softball team’s 5-2 victory over Desert Oasis to start the Spring Jamboree at Majestic Park.
Selena Erickson was 4-for-4 with a double, four runs and six RBIs, including a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning, to propel Del Sol’s softball team to an 11-7 home win over Tech on Thursday.
Lexie Edmunds singled home Lauren Koshak from third with the game-winning run in the sixth inning Wednesday as Basic’s softball team rallied to edge visiting Green Valley, 7-6.
Tyre Hilton doubled home Olivia McClain with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, and Green Valley’s softball team outslugged visiting Foothill 15-14 on Tuesday.
Ryann Reese scored on Jordan Moorhead’s bunt single with one out in the bottom of the seventh to give Boulder City’s softball team a 3-2 victory over visiting Tech on Friday.
Freshman Alezandria Guariglia hit a two-out RBI single up the middle to score Megan Johnson with the winning run as Silverado’s softball team walked off with an 11-10 home win over Green Valley on Wednesday.
Ashley Ward went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs for Coronado’s softball team, and winning pitcher Tatum Spangler went the distance with eight strikeouts and was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI as the host Cougars edged Basic on Wednesday, 5-4.
Sadie Christian went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs, and Skylar Glaude was 2-for-4 with a double and and two RBIs to lead Foothill’s softball team to a 9-4 victory over visiting Rancho on Monday.
Alexis Geraldo went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead Durango’s softball team to a 15-0 four-inning victory over host Spring Valley on Friday.
Las Vegas jumped on Green Valley early with six runs in the second inning on the way to a 14-3 road win over Green Valley.
Las Vegas’ softball team took advantage of an error to score the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, and the host Wildcats edged Basic 4-3 on Tuesday.
Madelynn Kennedy went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs to lead Cheyenne’s softball team to a 6-4 win at Chaparral on Thursday.
Jordan Stinnett hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the top of the sixth inning, and Basic’s softball team defeated host Green Valley 8-6 on Wednesday.
State championships: None
Recent state runner-up finishes: None
Recent state tournament appearances: 2013, 2010, 2003, 2001, 1998, 1997
Region championships: 2013, 2010
Region runner-up finishes: 2009, 2008, 2003
Recent league championships: 2013, 2010, 2009, 2003, 1999, 1997
Recent playoff appearances: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997
2017 postseason: Sunrise League’s No. 7 seed
Class 4A Sunrise Region
First round, lost to Liberty, 16-1
Losers’ bracket first round, lost to Basic, 8-3