We received a few softball prospectus forms from area coaches. Here they are. And for those who are not listed, it’s not too late. We can add to this blog entry when we receive them at firstname.lastname@example.org (Also, it’s quite possible we’ve lost some in our system. So if you already sent one in, don’t see it here, please send it again as you are accepting our apologies!)
4A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE
Coach: Arielle Wiser
Key players: Parker Boyd, jr., pitcher; Kendra Locke, jr., shortstop; Destiny Davenport, sr., big bat.
Outlook: “I am hopeful of a district championship and another state appearance,” Wiser said. Team is young but has all-around talent and a strong work ethic. … League favorites: Camas, Union and Battle Ground.
Coach: Ken Nidick
Key players: Katie Schroeder, sr., pitcher; Tori O’Neill, sr.; Maddie Neely, sr.; Emma Jimenez, jr.; Callie Johnson, so.; Allie Hancock, so.; Tianna Bevens, so.; McKinley Johnson, sr.; Alexis Tiedy, jr.; Alyssa Tomasini, so.
Outlook: Coach Nidick reports a “great mix of talented” older and younger group. “We will lean on our younger players to help round out our roster for the first time in many years. They are very talented, just lacking varsity experience. Having a premier pitcher doesn’t hurt.” … Look for Battle Ground, Union, Skyview, and Camas to battle for the two berths to state. “Should be a great 4A season,” Nidick said.
Coach: Angie Michaelis
Key players: Bayleigh Snaric, so., pitcher; Alana Nuttman, so., outfield.
Outlook: League favorite is Camas. “But softball is interesting. Anyone could surprise you,” Michaelis said.
Coach: Kim Anthony
Key players: Emily Garcia, sr., 4-year starter; Bobbi Bertsch, sr., outfield/power hitter; Kayla Moore, jr., designated player; McKenzie Schaller, jr., shortstop; Miah Anthony, jr., pitcher; Abby Fischer, fr., catcher.
Outlook: “We have an athletic team with solid hitting and defense,” Kim Anthony reports. Team has two pitchers new to varsity level. … League favorites: Camas and Battle Ground, both returning strong pitchers this season.
Coach: Alex Perry
Key players: Mo Spieth, jr., co-player of year last year; Aisha Ensley, sr.; Alexis Kron, sr.; Anna Aguon, so.
Outlook: Union is always a contender. This battle will be tougher than in years past, though, because only two teams will advance beyond district.
3A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE
Coach: Mindy Williams Cleeland
Key players: Teaghan Cowles, jr., catcher; Bailey Sievers, so., outfielder; Isabelle Parkin, so., shortstop; Jadyn Schofield, so., utility; Emma Tucker, jr., outfielder.
Outlook: Graduated one player from a team that went to state. However, one who was expected to return cannot: Starting pitcher Kately Costanza tore an ACL in December. Sophomore Lindsay MacNeil will carry the pitching load, with freshmen Andrea Hoey and Aubrey Jones competing for the back-up role.
2A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE
Coach: Jennifer Godinho-Hefley
Key players: Brianna Harvill, jr.; Alexis Oliver, fr.; Brittnee Harvill, fr.; Courtney Zimmerman, so.; Hileigh Todd, so.; Jordyn Reed, jr.; Ryleigh Dobbins, sr.; Kaylee Strahan, so.; Madison Catchart, jr.; Addie Bailey, sr.; Chelsea Zimmerman, sr.,; Madysen Bjorge, so.
Outlook: “Great group of girls. Our goal is to make it back to state,” coach said. … She believes R.A. Long is one of top two teams in the league and top three in the district.
Coach: Michael Totland
Key players: Shyanne Chandler, sr.; Sam Rice, sr.; Ashley Christensen, sr.; Madison Ochoa, jr.; Jenna Mayer, jr.; Brooklyn Ochoa, so.; Calli Martin, fr.; Bailey Hoogkirk, sr.
Outlook: “Ridgefield was at the top of the league in 2014. As a first-year coach, I expect the same this year. We all will be chasing R.A. Long.”
Coach: Damon Yeo
Key players: Haylee Michaud, jr.; Jessica Flanagan, jr.; Addy Perkins, sr.; Reanna Fitzgerald, sr.; Sidra Malik, sr.; Kendell Grell, sr.; Lila Russell, fr.; Gracie Trice, sr.; Alysha Hazen, sr.; Delany Anderson, jr.; Mable Warndahl, fr.
Outlook: The goal is to do well in league, get through district, and make it to state.
Coach: Randy Martinez
Key players: Abby Englund, so., reigning Trico League MVP; Amanda Moudy, sr., infielder; Rachel Moudy, sr., infielder.
Outlook: La Center was co-league champion last year and will have another strong team. Should compete with Kalama and an improving Stevenson squad for top honors. Castle Rock and White Salmon look improved, as well.