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Since 1981 Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative has sponsored high school juniors on all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C. for one week each June. Students attend seminars and meetings sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, visit Congress and the White House and see the sights of our nation’s capital.

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A Bobcats infielder works on completing a double play.

BENSON BASEBALL

Bobcats coach hopes to keep legacy going BY LINDA LOU LAMB Special to the Herald/Review

One of the main goals for Benson High School varsity baseball coach Fred Trujillo is to keep his high school coach’s legacy alive. Trujillo was a three-sport at h let e at B en s on H i g h School, competing in football, basketball, and baseball. Graduating in 1974, he went on to compete in college baseball and then to play professionally. He has been coaching baseball for more than 25 years, 11 of those at Benson, and the last three as the Bobcats’ head varsity coach. Through all those years he has never forgotten the legacy of his high school baseball coach, Ken Smith. “Coach Smith was a great coach and a great person,” Trujillo said. “I’m worki ng to keep his baseba l l dreams alive.” Trujillo has been working

hard over three years to continue building a solid, competitive baseball prog ram at Benson. Losing the 2020 season to COVID19 has not hampered the enthusiasm he, his assistant coaches and his players have for the game. He sees many strengths in his team, with the little weakn e s s e s b ei n g c o r r e c t e d quickly through practice and hard work on the part of the players. “This year we will have a tough team,” Trujillo said. “We have good pitchers, lots of speed and a good defense. We will definitely have a good season.” T he nu mber of players the ‘Cats will be fielding will allow them to have a junior varsity and a varsity team. “It’s rewarding watching how much players mature in their skills f r om t hei r f r e sh m a n t o their senior year,” Trujillo

Fielding practice is a big part of Benson’s preparation for the seaons said. Trujillo will be assisted by Alex Montijo, Tony Rodriguez and Billy Coleman – all Benson High School alumni. Montijo sees many team

a solid defense and our hitters can make good contact with the ball. We have a solid team. T he pl aye r s a r e mor e

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BENSON SOFTBALL

A Bobcats player prepares for batting practice

Team ready to make another run at state title BY LINDA LOU LAMB Special to the Herald/Review

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strengths as a huge benefit. “We’re most excited to be getting the chance to play t his yea r a f ter l ast season was cut short due to COVID,” Montijo said. “We are deep in pitching, have

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The Benson softball team’s coaches and players are not letting the cancellation of their 2020-21 season infringe on their upcoming season. In fact, they are more than eager to compete. “We are all incredibly excited to be back on the field and having the opportunity to play,” said third- year Bobcats coach Brittney Batten, a 2008 Benson High School graduate. “It was hard to lose our season last year due to COVID restriction but it was just one of those things that we had no control over. But I think that losing their season last year has given our team more motivation this year.”

With 22 players on their roster (six freshmen, six sophomores, three juniors and seven seniors), the Bobcats will be fielding a junior varsity and varsity team. “We want to give all of our players as much playing time as possible,” Batten said. “We don’t want to sacrifice our JV team because that will take away game time from many of our players.” The two years before their season was canceled, the ‘Cats were incredibly successful – taking the state 2A title in 2018 and finishing as the state 2A runner-up in 2019. They are looking to repeat their 2018 success, bringing home the state title. Batten views the team’s versatility as one of their biggest

strengths. “We have 11-12 of our players who could start and play extremely well,” she said. “We are also deep in pitchers with at least five who have the chance to start. Actually, we are deep in most of our positions. The versatility we have this season is phenomenal, it’s unreal!” Assisting Batten are Bert Cardenas, the junior varsity head coach who works with the infielders and the hitters; Clint Wilharm, who works with the infielders; Jeff Darwin, who coaches the outfielders; Ernie Batten, Brittney’s father, who coaches the pitchers and is responsible for scouting; and Trey

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t h a n r e ady t o c om pete. Grayson Judd, a senior left fielder and first baseman, has been a member of the team since his freshman year. He is excited about every aspect of baseball this year. “ We h a v e a g o o d team and I can’t wait to start playing games so we can show everyone what we’ve got,” Grayson said. Senior tea m mate Robert Lopez, who can

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Francione, who works with all areas of the offense and defense. The assistant coaches have the same enthusiasm going. “This is a really close group of players with the older girls continually encouraging and mentoring our younger athletes,” Ernie Batten said. Ernie has been an assistant coach for more than 17 years, including the years his daughters Brittney and Megan competed. “We have a really good team dynamic this year with lots of high energy. We are looking good all around.” Cardenas, a 2007 Benson graduate who has been working with the team for 11 years, is upbeat. “We are all impressed with how hard the girls are working,” Cardenas said. “They understand our coaching philosophy. They listen to every word we say – there definitely is good com mu nic ations be tween our coaches and players.” Te players share the excitement. “I am so excited to see our team working

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together with all the new players who have joined us this year,” senior outfielder Brooklynne Pullis said. “We are still waiting for five of our players who are in the basketball playoffs. We’re just excited to be able to play after our season was canceled last year due to COVID. I think we are looking really good. Life is good for Benson softball!” “There’s something about the sport of softball that’s just so enjoyable,” senior catcher Taylor Fwnn said. “My teammates are super easy to get along with.

We all just click.” Senior pitcher and shortstop Teresa Garza agrees. “I think we have a g reat g roup of girls and amazing coaches,” Garza said. “We have such good communications and team chemistry. If we stay focused on the game while having fun, we will definitely be successful.” The Bobcats will be competing in the 2A South region, which includes Bisbee, San Miguel, Santa Rita, St. Augustine, Tombstone and Willcox. T he f i r st ga me i s March 23 at Willcox.

play f i rst a nd t hi rd base, a lso has g reat expectations. “We have a l l been working hard together to prepare for our season,” Robert said. “As a team we are working to make it to the state championship.” T he Bobcats a re working on fine-tuning their offense and defense in preparation for the upcoming season and ‘keeping the dream alive.’ Benson will be competing in the 2A South region that includes Bisbee, Sa n Mig uel, Santa Rita, St. Augus-

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BISBEE BASEBALL

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The Bisbee High School baseball team is full of new faces, starting with the man running the show. Beto Villegas takes over as head coach from Todd Hammet, who stepped down last year when his son graduated. It’s Villegas’ first head coaching job. “I’m excited to develop relationships with players beyond the classroom and sports,” Villegas said. Baseball has always been a part of Villegas’ life. He played for the Pumas until he graduated in 1987. Villegas then went to Grand Canyon University to play baseball before transferring to Westen New Mexico to continue his career. After graduating college, he played professional baseball in Mexico. “I’m excited to be coaching at my alma mater,” Villegas said. “I like being able to give back to the community I grew up in. I understand the culture and the dialect.” The Pumas will be a young team when they take the field for their first game on March 17 at St. Augustine. Bisbee has five returners, four of whom are seniors. Villegas said there are many advantages to having a young team, the most important that it gives the Pumas an opportunity to build a team with strong leadership. “I believe younger players develop at a faster rate because they’re playing with older and more developed players,” the coach said. In addition to his four seniors, three other players have impressed Villegas in the limited time he’s been with the team — junior EJ Hernandez, sophomore David Zazueta and freshman Anthony Molina. Villegas said he expects Hernandez to “hit a lot of home runs” for the Pumas this year and said Zazueta will be the “biggest surprise of the season.” “Considering the circumstances, with COVID-19, I think we are going to go deep in the playoffs,” Villegas said. “I think we’re going to be a surprise this season because we’re a young team and lost a lot of players.” Bisbee will play in the 2A South Region with Benson, San Miguel, Santa Rita, St. Augustine, Tombstone and Willcox.

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Fun, success are major goals for Pumas BY ALEXIS RAMANJULU alexis.ramanjulu@myheraldreview.com

Ademina Martinez prepares to make a throw. PHOTOS BY MARK LEVY HERALD/REVIEW

Bisbee High School softball coach Melissa Wright wants to have a competitive season but there’s one major item she wants for her team — to have a good time. “(Our goals are to): 1. Have fun! ! ! (Winning doesn’t hurt),” she said. “2. Play hard – give 100 percent at all times 3. Improve individually and as a team. 4. Play as a team – on and off the field. 5. Learn skills and strategies of the game 6. Grow as a person. “And of course, make it to state!” In an effort to make the state tournament, the Pumas will rely on their seniors to help them get there. Bisbee has not made it to the state tournament since t he 2 01 5 -16 s e a s on when it finished 5-12. “The leaders on the team will be Jenitzia Valenzuela and Melissa Villegas,” Wright said. “But I have other seniors who will step up and take leadership, they are Jimena Val-

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dez, Mariah Long, Alizah Romo.” W h i le t he P u m a s will have lofty goals, t hey h ave not won more than five games in a season over the last eight years. Wright hop e s mi ssi n g l a st year due to the pandemic sparks her team this season. “We haven’t played in over 350 days, so any opportunity we get to be on the field is a blessing,” she said. “Every game is going to be a battle and we’ve got to just continue to grow and build and h ave t he se pl ayer s

perform at their best ability.” Wright said the impact of the missed season is on the team’s confidence and skills development. Wr i g ht h ad l it t le communication with her team prior to the start of practices because Bisbee Unified School District was in virtual learning. The Pumas play in the 2A South region with Benson, San Miguel, Santa Rita, St. Augustine, Tombstone a nd Wi l lc ox . T hey open their season on March 17 when they host Morenci at 4 p.m. The Pumas will play 18 games in a month in a half to finish in time for the postseason. Only 50 fans will be allowed in attendance with limited tickets being given to the student-athletes on the team.

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BUENA BASEBALL

Buena looking for return to normalcy on the diamond BY ALEXIS RAMANJULU alexis.ramanjulu@myheraldreview.com

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Buena High School baseball Coach Mark Schaefer is hoping this season, despite being shortened, will bring a sense of normalcy for him and his players. “I am very excited to be able to see my kids again,” Schaefer said. “It has been a year since I have seen most of them. I have seen some of them in town and just got to have a short conversation with them. It will be good to see them on the field. “I am not sure what the kids are thinking but I would bet they want to get back to normal just like the rest of us. Being outside in the clean air of Sierra Vista is going to be awesome.” T he Colts, a nd ot her s p r i n g s p o r t at h le t e s across the county and the state, took the field for the first time in more than a year. Buena, which was in a rebuilding season last year, will rely on seniors and returning players to accomplish its goals. “We hope that all of our players show some form of leadership throughout the year,” Schaefer said. “We have the same goals year after year. They are to represent our families, school and community with a high-quality product on and off the field. We would like to win our conference and then move on the state tournament and win it.” Buena has not made the postseason since the 201718 season, when it won a play-in game to advance to the state tournament. The Colts used most of the first week of practice to host tryouts, so it was unclear at presstime what the team truly looked like. However, one thing was clear to the coach. “Missing the year will have some type of negative impact, I am sure, but it is the same for everyone, we all missed the year,” Schaefer said. “I am hoping the kids are so excited to be back on the field that they improve daily so the missed year will have a less of negative impact.” Prior to the first day of practice, Schaefer said he had two virtual meetings with the players so they know the expectations with tryouts and how to stay safe in a group setting. Buena opens its season on March 12, hosting Rincon at 4 p.m. The Colts are in the 5A Southern region with Cienega, Deser t View, Noga les a nd Sunnyside.

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Buena junior Ceasar Fernandez hits the ground during sliding practice. Senior Nolan Chandler, far left, and soph Sam Pitts, left, hone their batting skills.


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BUENA SOFTBALL

Excitement in the air for Buena softball team

Buena High School softball coach Mike Tomooka’s return to the dugout was cut short last season, but the longtime Colts coach is looking forward to returning to the diamond. “It has been a year now for these players since Buena softball was put on hold,” Tomooka said. “Excitement is in the air. As a teacher/coach, having students back in the classroom and players back on the field is why I do this. We are excited to be in person.” There isn’t one player who will carry the Buena team this season, Tomooka said. He wants his student-athletes to lead by example on and off the field. He wants his team to learn the game but also excel in the classroom as well. “Actually, we expect all our

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Above, junior Mariah cunningham dives for the ball; left, junior Caitlyn Dion sets to make the catch. student-athletes to be leaders,” Tomooka said. “Each one needs to learn how to handle those situations, whether it be in school, the public or on the field. We expect our student-athletes to do what is right when no one is looking.“ The Colts lost four players to

graduation, but return a number of strong hitters. “(Our goal is) to continue learning about the mental game of softball both individually and as a team,” Tomooka said. “(And) continue improving our fundamental skills and improving our athleticism:

strength, speed, quickness and power. Maintaining the highest individual GPA and team GPA.” Buena played three games last season before the shutdown due to coronavirus. “It will have an impact, but it will not be an excuse,” Tomoo-

ka said. “Many of our players continued to play softball or participate in other activities.” Buena opens its season March 16, hosting Sahuarita. The Colts are in the 5A Southern Region with Cienega, Desert View, Nogales and Sunnyside high schools.

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DOUGLAS BASEBALL

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DOUGLAS — There is a sense of anticipation and excitement as the Douglas Bulldogs prepare to kick off the 2021 baseball season. The Bulldogs had their 2020 season interrupted. Douglas was 6-0 when play was halted last year and on its way to what many felt was another state playoff season. Several weeks ago the baseball program at DHS suffered a unexpected blow when it was announced that longtime coach Gilbert “Buck” Rojas would not be in the dugout this season. Rojas chose to call it a career and turn over a program he had coached for the past 19 years to one of his former players, Fabian Ochoa, who will serve as the interim coach this season while a search for a permanent replacement takes place. “I was born and raised in Douglas to a baseball family,” Ochoa said. “In our household, baseball was a big deal. If we were not talking about baseball or watching it, then we were playing it.” Ochoa played in the Douglas Little League system and says one of his favorite memories is winning the state title in Junior League with his dad, who passed away last year, as their coach. “I really hope I get to do the same with my two boys someday,” he said. “After Little League, I went on to play at DHS, where I played all four years on the varsity team for coach Rojas. Every year we made it to the state play-

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Fabian Ochoa, Douglas’ interim baseball coach this season, conducts some pop-fly drills with his team-. offs, and won the Gila Region championship in 2007. After graduating, I attended Cochise College where I played for Coach (Todd) Inglehart. Having two older brothers that went on to the next level, Ivan (El Paso Community College), Diego (Cochise Com-

munity College), was something that made me want to do the same. Meanwhile, playing baseball, I pursued a degree in education. I then transferred to the University of Arizona and graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s in education.”

In 2 015, Ochoa became one of the assistant coaches Rojas, and in 2018 became the Bulldogs freshman coach. “I am grateful to be a part of the 2021 varsity Bulldogs, and especially to be a part of the historic Douglas High School baseball program,” Ochoa said following the appointment. “ T hose a re some huge shoes to fill,” he said. “I am ecstatic and honored to coach one of the most suc-

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cessful baseball programs in the state. With that said, it is also sad to see Coach Rojas go, especially after everything he has done for me, this program and for his players. Coach gave me a shot when I was fresh out of college to be one of his assistants and I have learned so much from him. I appreciate everything he has shown me and I plan to incorporate that into my coaching.” On March 1 the Bulldogs were allowed to officially begin practice. After meeting with athletic Director Angel Ortega and trainer Mitch Nelson, Ochoa is confident the proper precautions and procedures to deal with the pandemic are in place. Ochoa has nine returners and believes he knows what each player brings to the field having worked with them as freshmen and junior varsity players. Those returners are seniors Carlos Corona, Gaston Gonzalez, Victor Stuppi, Aaron Torres, Marco Pena, Damian Robles, Jay Zamora, and Ochoa’s nephew, Diego Alan Ochoa, who two years ago was named the Gila Region’s Defensive Player of the Year. Also contributing will be sophomore Aiden Rodriguez. Pitchers will be on a pitch count this year depending on their age. “Right now I’d say we have around 10 pitchers,” Ochoa said. “I’m not too concerned about the pitch count. I know these guys can throw strikes.” Douglas will play 14 games this season, none of which will be tournament, beginning March 12 with a home game against Cholla. A majority of the games have been pushed back to 5 p.m. in an effort to allow families to attend the game. Looking to the conference race Ochoa says, “Douglas will always compete and our goal in conference play is to win the region. Sahuarita has moved up into our conference and will most likely be our toughest opponent, but Walden Grove, Rio Rico and Amphitheater are also very talented. The 4A Gila is always a tough conference to win. I am confident that our team will have a good season.”

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DOUGLAS — When news reached the softball players at Douglas High School there would be a spring season this year there was a sense of excitement and urgency knowing they had better get to work if they hope to be competitive this year. Lorena Tapia returns for another year as head coach of the softball team. She took over in 2014, replacing Abe

After last year’s interruption DHS softball can’t wait for start of season Grijalva. Assisting her this year is her husband, Max Tapia, along with Gilbert Aguilar, Michael Chavez, Zu r aya Lu go a nd Hu go Valenzuela. Tapia ad mits coachi ng during this pandemic is stressful as she and her staff

are committed to keeping everyone safe. “You want everything to go right,” Tapia said. “All of us have been through different situations that have either affected us mentally, physically, emotionally or personally. It is concerning,

but also a way to give us hope! Hope that everything will be OK and that we can have something to look forward to. “Our entire staff and district is making sure we follow the guidelines set for us and hope that players and

parents do the same. We will make sure players and coaches mask up, sanitize all equipment, do temperature checks, maintain distance as much as possible. We are working on extending the dugouts and having sa niti zi ng st ations. Ou r main goal is to have everybody healthy and safe.” Douglas was 3-1 last year and gearing up for its home opener when the season was

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DHS softball coach Lorena Tapia watches her two freshman pitchers, Ariana Villalobos, left, and Annaliaa Rojas, right, throw in the bullpen during a recent practice.

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halted by COV ID -19. The coach admits that was a devastating time for her and her players, stating they had so badly wanted to have at least one game on their home field. That was not the case, unfortunately, as the season was canceled. “I’m happy these girls are getting a chance to play,” Tapia said. “I’m still heartbroken that last years’ kids didn’t have t hat cha nce. I hope t hat t his yea r we can get t h rough the season safely and successfully.” Tapia has just five players returning this season: senior shortstop Isabel Ta nabe, senior catcher Victoria Valenzuela, junior third baseman Estevanni Rojas, junior pitcher/ infielder Alicia Lamadrid and junior outfielder Alondra Andrade. Two upcoming seniors, Samantha Nieblas and Ruby Sandoval, are expected to contribute. Tapia says the attitude in practice has been very good. “The girls are eager to learn and, of course, super excited to be back on the field,” she said.

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Senior Isbael Tanabe fields some grounders during a recent practice at Douglas High School. “The girls seem to be ways been tough and putting in the effort and she expects the same their part to make the this season. “A year away from practices successful.” Looking at her team, playing has been a loss the coach sees great se- for the gains we usually make during the nior leadership. “The five returners off season,” she said. are always willing to “I know these girls are help out and mentor willing to put in the the newcomers,” Tapia work and get better every day. I am hoping said. “Right now we are for a good season and working hard to de- shooting for the state ve lop ou r pit c h i n g pl ayof fs. I a m ver y lineup. The other po- happy to be back. I have sitions have players great support, a great with great experience coaching staff and a that will allow for the g reat g roup of girls younger ones to use as that are willing to work mentors and models for hard.” Douglas kicks off its success.” Looking at the Gila season March 12 with Region race Tapia says a 5 p.m. home game the conference has al- against Cholla.

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St. David hoping balanced effort leads to success in 2021

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BY LINDA LOU LAMB Special to the Herald/Review

St. David baseball coach Ron Goodman, his players and assistant coaches have been putting in the time and hard work needed to make the 2021 season a success. “This year we have a very balanced team in fielding, hitting and pitching,” Goodman said. “One of our challenges will be making sure we give enough playing time to our younger players. We are a small school. We want all of our players to stay excited about baseball.” Due to team numbers, with approximately 15 players (including five juniors and six seniors), the Tigers will not be fielding a junior varsity team. G o o d m a n ad m i r e s t he time and energy his athletes are putting in to their early season practices. “We are all really excited for the season to start and to be able to play games,” he said. “We have good senior leadership and dedicated, hard-working athletes. We are expecting big things this season.” Goodman is assisted by Troy Bradford, Beck Mayberry and Braden Davis.

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St. David’s Devin Deskins is getting ready to show his talents on the mound this season. Ron needs me.” Goodman and his assistants have been stressing t he i mp or t a nc e of m a king every practice minute count. “We need to prepare for the harder teams we will be playing during the sea-

son, so we need to make practices more i ntense,” he said. “We have the potential to do big things this year but right now it’s just potential until the games start.” T he ent hu si asm of t he players is evident.

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Multiple changes lead Tigers into new season

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Mayberry, who graduated from St. David in 1982, was a Tigers pitcher, shortstop and center fielder. “We have good pitching and depth in our batting li neup,” M ayber r y said. “Normally your first three batters are good but we have good hitters from the top to the bottom of our lineup. Many of our players have been competing together since Little League and junior high. With COVID taking our season last year, we definitely want our players to be successful this year.” Bradford, a 1987 St. David g raduate who pitched in high school before going on to college and professional baseball, is excited about the possibilities. “We have a very coachable team,” Bradford said. “Our players are a very athletic group. I can see us going deep in the state tournament, even taking state.” Davis sees the Tigers’ as “solid across the board.” “I’m very confident in this year’s season,” he said. “We are looking good in many areas. Our players are bigger and stronger from spending time in the weight room. It’s great to be helping with the team wherever Coach

“There’s just something s p e ci a l ab out b a s e b a l l ; C o ach Ron m a ke s b a s e ball special,” said senior Robby Gooding, a four-year player. “We have a camaraderie - everyone is like a brother. We are ready to play baseball, give it our all, and make it happen.” Senior Logan Davis, who plays pitcher and second base, is ready. “I’m excited to be able to pl ay ba seba l l agai n,” Davis said. “We have an all-around good team. We have a chance to do something big this year.” G ood ma n c a n of ten be seen putting in the extra hours needed working on the Tigers’ field. “I’ve been working on our field two, three hours a day since last season ended,” he said. “It’s a never-ending process, mowing and dragging to keep the field in shape during the season and in the off season. We h ave go o d m a i nt en a nc e people who help me, including Shawn Larson, who is really helpful. I took this on as my own project – I’m retired so I have the time. “I’m ready for these Tigers to win a state championship. I like our chances.” The Tigers will be competing in the 1A South region which includes Baboquivari, Desert Christian, Duncan, Fort Thomas, Patagonia Union and Valley Union. Their first game is at home March 16 against Baboquivari.

Going into their spring season, the St. David Tigers’ softball team will be experiencing many changes, including new coaches, new players and restored softball dugouts and storage facilities. Even though their new softball coach is in her first year, she is no stranger to the Tigers. Leah Haymore graduated from St. David in 2004, and competed in volleyball, basketball and softball. Following graduation from St. David, she played basketball at Eastern Arizona for two years before transferring to Western New Mexico University, where she earned a bachelors’ degree in movement science education. Leah did her student teaching at St. David then was hired as their physical education teacher, being a fourth- generation family member to teach for the St. David School District. She earned her master’s de-

gree from Grand Canyon University in technology education. After that, she taught weight and strength training at the Cochise College Sierra Vista campus for two years. Haymore’s coaching resume is vast, having coached at the middle school and high school levels for boys’ and girls’ basketball, volleyball, and softball – and Cochise Club volleyball. “If I wasn’t coaching I’d be at the games watching the kids play,” Haymore said. Haymore decided to apply for the softball position with the encouragement of her sister, Vanessa Hatch, a St. David alumni who graduated in 2006. Hatch will be joining Haymore on the softball field as one of her assistant coaches. “We coach well together,” Hatch said. “We make a good team.” Besides her sister, who will work with the pitchers, Haymore will be assisted by Amorette Kartchner, who will

work with the infielders; Marissa Judd, who will coach outfielders and catchers; and Tylene Miller, who will keep the scorebook. Kartchner and Judd are two of Haymore’s former players, and Miller one of her high school coaches. Haymore sees many strengths, including that they are a young team with three freshmen, four sophomores, one junior, and five seniors. “I’m excited to have a young, fresh team that the teams we will be playing have not seen,” Haymore said. “Our players listen and learn well. I am very impressed with their growth so far as a team.” Haymore believes in teaching details of the sport to help her athletes continually improve. Haymore knows that through game experiences the team will progress. “St. David has never taken the state title in softball and I’m definitely itching for that 1A state championship,” she

said. Hatch said she is willing to work wherever she is asked. Senior Tigers outfielder Gennie Morrison said: “I really have a good feeling about our team and our season. I see strengths everywhere on our team. I think we can take it all!” Senior oiutfielder and pitcher Ashley Romero is confident. “I’m excited to see everyone back for the softball season, seeing everyone coming together and growing as a team,” she said. “There is a lot of positive energy this year.” Fellow sophomore Audrey Merrill sees the possibilities the season holds. “I’m excited to be part of a team again,” she said. “ I believe that we will do really well. It’s sad that our coaches from last year will not be with us but we are also excited to be working with our new coaches.” The Tigers will be in the 1A South region with Baboquivari, Des-

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Sophomore Audrey Merrill says it all: “I’m excited to be part of a team again.” ert Christian, Duncan, Fort Thomas, San Simon and Valley Union. Their

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TOMBSTONE BASEBALL

Key returners stoke Tombstone playoff aspirations

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Last season’s gap yea r isn’t stopping the Tombstone High school baseball team from setting its eyes on the state tournament this year. “We lost quite a few off of last year’s team but we do have some key returners,” said Tombstone head Coach James Milligan. “I expect that we will have a competitive team that should qualify for the state tournament.” Senior Zeke Esparza has been one of the Yellow Jackets’ key players since he put on the black and gold. Milligan said he will be looked at once again to help Tombstone make the playoffs. “Zeke Esparza and Jacob Oliver have been leaders for us the last couple of years,” Milligan said. “Zeke has always been a lead-by-example type of leader, but this year he will need to be more vocal as we will have a much younger team. “Jacob has been out dealing with some medical issues but we are all hoping for a speedy recovery and that he returns to the team soon. Joel Esparza will be our starting catcher and expected to be a leader on our team this year as well.” Younger players are going to have a shorter amount of time to progress because of the condensed season. Milligan said missing last season didn’t allow the younger players to gain experience he would have hoped they would have by this season. “ T he m a i n t h i n g t h at was missed is the experience lost, especially for the

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Zeke Esparza will be one of the Yellow Jackets leaders this season. younger players and those who have not had the opportunity to play any baseball since last season’s end,” he said. Despite the delay in player development, the missed year from COVID-19 is giving Milligan and his team a different look at the game. “It means a lot (to be back on the field),” Milligan said. “We are all excited to be back on the field. I think we learned a valuable life lesson

last year not to take anything for granted, appreciate every day and enjoy the moment.“ Because Tombstone High School required students who wanted to participate in athletics to be on campus, Milligan had been able to communicate and keep an eye on his players. “Students at Tombstone have had the option of attending school in person all year so I have been in contact with just about all of them,” the

coach said. “Si nce we retu r ned to school in January we have been conducting preseason workouts a couple of days a week with the players who are not in winter sports.” Tombstone opens its season March 19, hosting Willcox High School at 4 p.m. The Yellow Jackets are in the 2A South region with Benson, Bisbee, San Miguel, Santa Rit a, St. Aug usti ne a nd Willcox.

Joel Esparza will be the starting catcher.

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Coach aims to infuse team with competitiveness

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New Tombstone High School head sof tba l l coach Carlos Valenzuela has his work cut out this season to turn his team into a competitive bunch. Va l e n z u e l a s e r v e d a s a n a ssi st a nt c oach for t he Yel low Jacket s o f tb a l l t e a m for t he past five years. He said he was approached by school administrators to take over when former coach Sarah Cox chose to coach basketball over softball. Va l e n z u e l a s a i d h e coached a mens’ slowpitch team for 30 years a n d a s si s t e d h i s s o n

when he coached. “ I love te achi n g t he kids,” Valenzuela said. “My family has always been sports oriented.” M i s si n g l a st s e a s on has made the return this season special. “It feels g reat (to be b a c k o n t h e f i e l d ) ,” Va len zuela said. “ T he one s t h at d id n’t pl ay ot her sp or t s s ay t hey are happy to be back. I feel sorry for the other schools that can’t play. ” T h e Ye l l ow Ja c k e t s b ega n wit h op en-f ield pr ac t ic e s . Va len z uel a said he had about si x girls participate because others were participating in basketbal l. The open-field practices were made available to help

the girls get into game shape and sharpen their skills. “ T h e g i rl s ( at op e n field) look like they’ve played somewhere (which is a good sign),” Valenzuela said. Tombstone wi l l be st a r t i n g f r e sh w it h a n e w c o a c h a n d pl ayers this season. T he Yel low Jackets ret u r n t h ree seniors a nd one junior. Valenzuela said t h i s ye a r, l i ke pr ev ious years, he will start wit h t he basics a nd build skills as the year progresses. A lt hou g h Va le n z u e la has a young team he hopes to spark a compet-

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E L F R I DA — T h e anticipation of coaching his first game is increasing for Dusty Vasquez, who is beginning his second year as head coach of Valley Union’s baseball team. Before the Blue Devils could take the field last year and play just one game, COV ID -19 canceled their season. “We practiced a good t h r e e we ek s b e for e COVID closed everything,” Vasquez said. “ We h ad one g a me rained out then the season was canceled.” Va squez i s a 2 0 01 V U HS g raduate and played baseball under Calvin King and Scott Mitchell when he was in school. “ T h i s w i l l b e my third year overall with the program, second a s he ad c o ach ,” he said. “Helping me out this year will be an old teammate, Jesse Mitchell, who graduat-

ed from Valley Union in 20 0 0, Brandon Gi lbret h, head football coach at V UHS, and Matt Riesgo who also helped us out in football.” After what happened last year Vasquez admits the pandemic is very much a concern but he believes they have a good handle on how to keep the players, managers and coaching staff safe. “We’ve been dealing with all these COVID19 restrictions since su mmer workouts for football,” he said. “Unfortunately for us, especially last year’s seniors, we didn’t play one inning of baseball. I would hate for the seniors this year to lose two years of playing ba l l. Lucki ly for us we have only had one game canceled all year, and that was during football season. I believe if we continue to apply t he COV I D -19 sports modifications, we will be able to com-

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Jace Mitchell, who transferred to Valley Union from Tombstone, is expected to be one of the Blue Devils main pitchers this season. plete this full season.” Vasquez has four returning starters this season along with five talented sophomores. “I’m excited to see what they can bring to

the plate,” he said. Expected to lead the team will be senior Jacob Sonke who can play catcher, the infield and also pitch. Alongside him will be Levi

Lawon, who plays the outfield and can pitch. T ransfer ri ng from Tombstone High School is junior Jace Mitchell, Jesse Mitchell’s son. “He is a right-handed

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Valley Union softball coach Jeffrey Baker watches his players warm up their arms and wrists at the start of practice. I coached high school basketball all over the world,” he said. “I started coaching softball just to hang out with my daughters in ponytail softball in Sierra Vista back in 2003.” Since taking over at Valley Union, Baker has been named 1A Coach of the Year twice and coached his teams to three section championships and two state

semifinal appearances. He has yet to add state champion to his list of accomplishments. Valley Union once again is loaded with talent as 10 returners are back, six of whom are seniors. Senior Valerie De La Cruz, who as a sophomore was awarded First Team All-Region honors, will anchor the Blue Devils in the pitcher’s circle this season.

She will be joined by senior Lizette Sonke and junior Brooke White, who were both second team honorees two years ago. Also returning and expected to contribute are seniors Camely Esquer, A manda Hageman, Gaby Valenzuela, Shylyn Puzzi and Shelby Coble. Juniors Breanna Enriquez and Anette Fimbres are back and soph-

omore pitcher Jazmyn Garcia has had a year to improve her skills in preparation for her first year of varsity competition. Baker said his team’s strengths are high softball intelligence, great defense and solid pitching with three or four quality pitchers. A concern of his, however, is the loss of power hitters.

“We will have to develop hitting,” he said. “Ashlee Baker (Jeff ’s daughter), our hitting coach and a former D1 infielder, will help a lot with that.” Ashlee Baker played collegiate softball at the University of Maryland and really knows the game, the head coach said. Also assisting him this year will be Trent Nobel and his wife, Davida. Looking ahead to the conference race, Baker said there are some new teams in the 1A South that could surprise. “I expect St. David and Valley will be battling for sure,” he said. “We have participated in the state tournament 10 years in a row and I don’t expect anything different. We are bringing a lot of experience and talent to the field this year.” Valley Union is scheduled to play 16 games in six weeks. Unlike most teams in Cochise County whose season begins March 12, the Blue Devils’ first game will be March 23 at Duncan.

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ELFRIDA — Valley Union’s softball team has been a regular participant in the 1A state playoffs for the past 10 years. Softball coach Jeffrey Baker believes he has the talent once again to return to state The Blue Devils didn’t play a game last year as COVID-19 ended things after two weeks of practice in preparation for the opener. Baker describes himself as a pretty good three-sport athlete in high school who went on to play Division 1 basketball in his home state of New Jersey. “After college I spent 20 -plus years in the military as an officer and when not deployed

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Valley Union’s new coach looking forward to first game

pitcher and infielder,” Vasquez said. “Jace will be a huge asset to the team. He has played more baseball in a weekend than some of these young boys have ever played. I’m very excited to see him play here at Valley Union.” Vasquez believes the 1A South should be interesting. “We have St. David and Desert Christian that are always solid on the field,” he said. “Baboquivari has canceled football and basketball, so I’m not 100 percent that they will compete. We haven’t faced Fort T homas for severa l years so I’m not sure what they will bring to the table. Patagonia is a wild card, as they are back with a varsity squad this year. I believe we can compete with any of these great teams representing the South.” Valley Union kicks off its season and the first of four games in five days on March 22. The Blue Devils will host Patagonia in their debut before taking to the road to face Duncan on March 23. “These boys are hungry to win and I think we will surprise a lot of people,” Vasquez said. “I def i nitely see us competing at state this year.”


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Cowboys’ young team ready for 2A South competition T he Wi l lcox ba se ball team is working toward a productive season while looking to the future of their program. “This year we have a young team and players who are very coachable and buying into our program,” coach Adrian Fuentes said. Fuentes knows what it takes to be a Willcox Cowboys baseball player. Graduating from Willcox in 2001, Fuentes was a member of the Cowboys’ baseball team that took three straight 2A baseball state championships (1999, 2000 and 2001). In his fourth year leading the Cowboys, he a lso believes in the importance of the life lessons learned from athletics. “I’m not here to raise good athletes but to raise good men,” he said. “Hard work beats talent most of the time.” T he C owb oys wi l l have many strengths. “We definitely have s p e e d , we a r e f a s t a r ou nd t he b a s e s ,” Fuentes said. “We have

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Sophomore Cristian Pando scoops up a ground ball during practice. good, solid hitters and a strong defense.” A s si st a nt c o ache s for the Cowboys will include Jesus Pando (strength and conditioning), Tanner Hogue

(outfielders) and Jacob Nol a n ( he ad ju n ior varsity and pitching coach). All three are Willcox alumni. “Our players are very

coachable, have a lot of energy, put in 100%, and are excited for the season,” Pando said. “They are ready to be back on the baseball field.”

Pando believes the Cowboys are in a good position. “We have good baseball coaches at Willcox who are very knowledgeable about baseball,” he said. “Coach Fuentes knows what it takes to excel at this level, being a member of three high school st at e ch a mpion sh ip teams. He definite ly k nows t he sp or t and what it takes to compete.” “Everyone is looking forward to being out on the field and competing,” Hogue said. “We have a lot of young players so we are not only looking forward to this year but the future of our program.” Coach Nolan sees positives in the schedule. “This year we will be playing about three games a week,” he said. “This will be good for our young athletes to get more game time.” T h e C owb oy s a r e eager to take the field. “I think we’re all excited to play baseball t h i s ye a r, e sp e ci a lly since most of our season last year was canceled,” said senior catcher and third baseman Ote Allsup, who

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Willcox softball players get in some running during practice. all of our athletes,” Ward said. “We definitely saw that we have good talent in our area schools.” Even t hou g h t h i s year’s in-season tournaments have been canceled, Ward hopes to get as many regular-season games in as possible. Ward will be assist-

ed by Mike Patterson, Jan Kortsen, Samantha Kortsen (Jan’s daughter), Larry Gabbard, Jerald Kimzey, and Adam Gonzales. Patterson, who has been with the team for nine years as the outfield coach, sees the excitement.

“Our players are a joy to work with,” Patterson said. “They are energetic, enthusiastic, and excited to be playing softball again. We have a good nucleus; everyone has a role to play. They can’t wait to put on that uniform and to get on the playing field again.

Jan Kortsen, who has been coaching softball for six years, sees this year as a special season with a special team. “My husband, Jack, set the bar for this team with his dedication and commitment to the program and especially to these players,” she said. Willcox will have 13 players. There will not be a junior varsity team. Senior Maddy Tunks has been on the team since she was a freshman as a pitcher and third baseman. She is also excited to be returning to the field of competition. “I’m definitely looking forward to playing again,” she said. “We have a really young team – it’s going to be fun watching us progress and grow as a team through the season. Most of us have grown up playing softball together so we have a good chemistry. It’s going to be tough getting anything past us.” Willcox will be competing in the 2A South region with Benson, Bisbee, San Miguel, Santa Rita, St. Augustine and Tombstone. The first game will be at home on March 16 against Santa Rita.

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Willcox High School softball coach Trevor Ward sees team unity and his players’ knowledge of the game as the strengths that will direct their season. In his third year as varsity coach, Ward, who graduated from Willcox in 1991, is working hard to find as many paths to success for his athletes as possible. After COVID-19 restrictions shut down the 2020 season, he is looking forward to give his athletes a positive experience. “Before COVID shut us down last season, we were finding ourselves as a team,” Ward said. “We had played a few games and were in one tournament. That was the extent of our season.” In order to help their players and those from surrounding communities, Jan Kortsen and Ward created the ”Jack

Kortsen Memorial Instructional League.” The league was formed to honor Jack Kortsen, a former Willcox coach who passed away in July 2020, for his dedication and commitment to the softball players and program. Whether it was football or softball, Jack’s passion for athletics was always evident. “He was really instrumental in our success as a team,” Ward said. “He was a great coach who was always there for our athletes.” The preseason league involved a three-weekend series of games with teams from Benson, Morenci, Safford and Willcox competing in two games each Saturday. The main purpose being instruction, the games would be stopped for coaches to teach their athletes during competition. “Playing the games but stopping for instruction was the key to helping

has been on the team si nc e h i s f re sh m a n year. “Most of us have been playing together since Little League so we know each other very well.” “I’m excited to be able to play baseball this year because last year our season was cut short,” sophomore Cristian Pando said. “Our team knows the game well. I’m looking forward to playing other schools and showi ng t hem what Willcox baseball has.” S ophomor e Ayd e n Fuentes agrees. “I’m most excited to be able to get a full season of baseball in,” he said. “We have a good outfield, hard throwers and good hitters. Right now I’m just looking for wa r d t o pl ay i n g baseball and making memories.” The Cowboys, who will be fielding both a junior varsity and a varsity team, will compete in the 2A South region with Benson, Bisbee, San Miguel, Santa Rita, St. Augustine and Tombstone. Their first game will be at home March 18 against Phoenix Christian.

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3/31

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4/13

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Willcox

4:00

4/16

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4:00

4/20

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4/21

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4/23

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4/27

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