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The 12U Gold All-Star team will compete at the Western National Championships starting July 28 near Sacramento.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica

Two Santa Monica Girls Softball Teams Headed To Nationals

Posted Jul. 18, 2014, 9:19 am

Two Santa Monica All-Star girls softball teams are heading to the ASA National Championship after competing in the State Tournament last weekend.

The 16U Santa Monica Patriots, heading to Nationals (pictured left to right, bottom row first): Annika Pearson (22), Jamie Dunn (10), Hali Norris (8), Nicole Valdez (20), Ana Vargas (88), Coach Katie Griffith, Haley Beaven (19), Sara McMorrow (7), Paulette Ely (3),  Sarah Dunn (99), Vanessa Temblador (18), Amanda Gonzalez (4), Jordan Docter (1), Nicole Farhadian (11), Coach Antonio Temblador Jr.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Girls Softball Team Headed To Nationals

Posted Jul. 13, 2014, 9:13 am

By Leanna Einbinder The 16U Santa Monica Patriots, a local softball team made up of girls aged 15-17, placed first in their...

The Santa Monica 16U Santa Monica Patriots won their District Championship.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Girls Softball Teams Win Districts, Head To State Championship

Posted Jun. 25, 2014, 9:13 am

Four Santa Monica All-Star girls softball teams are heading to the ASA State Championship after competing in last weekend’s LA/South Bay District tournament, held in Norwalk.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica, Pacifica Christian

Pacifica Christian Boasts Powerful 1-2 Softball Duo

Posted Apr. 16, 2014, 3:48 am

Pacifica Christian High School's softball team has an up-and-down season so far during the 2014 campaign. However, standout Chandler Dolan has been the one steady constant for the Seawolves this season.

Former Crossroads basketball star Baron Davis (first row, bottom right) went on to play in NBA.

Sports, Crossroads, Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Santa Monica, Track And Field, Baron Davis, Paul Cummins, Jen Anderson, Jamila Banks

Crossroads School Names 2014 Athletics Hall Of Fame Class

Posted Dec. 23, 2013, 7:01 am

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences has announced the inaugural honorees into its newly created Athletics Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created to maintain the rich heritage and tradition of successful athletics at Crossroads.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica

Registration Now Open For Santa Monica Girls Softball Spring Season

Posted Oct. 19, 2013, 6:39 am

Santa Monica Girls Softball invites girls ages 4-14 to sign up for its spring season. Girls learn the fundamentals of the game, the benefits of teamwork and develop increased self-esteem.

Vikings Sarah Garcia winds up for a pitch in the CIF Championship game against Hemet at UCI in Irvine Saturday afternoon.

Sports, Samohi, Softball, Santa Monica

Vikings Place Second After CIF Softball Championship Loss To Hemet 16-2

Posted Jun. 2, 2013, 6:11 pm

Santa Monica High School (20-11) lost a tough CIF Division IV Championship game to Hemet (27-5) at the University of California Irvine in Irvine Saturday afternoon. Samohi's Annie Quinn scored the Vikings first run of the game after slapping a triple before being batted in to make the game 1-0 while Vikings starting pitcher Whitney Jones held her ground in the first two innings to keep the Vikings in the lead. But in the third inning, the Bulldogs unleashed their offense and rounded the bases racking up seven runs off of eight hits.

The Samohi girls softball team poses outside Santa Monica High School Tuesday morning prior to traveling to the CIF-SS Semi-Finals Championship game away against Dos Pueblos High School.

Sports, Samohi, Softball, Santa Monica

Samohi Softball Team Wins CIF Semi-Finals Game Against Dos Pueblos 3-2

Posted May. 28, 2013, 7:20 pm

The Santa Monica High School (20-10) girls softball team won against Dos Pueblos High School 3-2 in the CIF Semi-Finals with the final run for the Vikings hit in the eleventh inning away Tuesday afternoon. With the win, the Vikings advance to the CIF Championship game. The Vikings had won against Paloma Valley 8-1 in the CIF Quarterfinals Thursday afternoon to advance to the CIF Semi-Finals after going undefeated in the Ocean League posting a record of 10-0. Samohi softball captain Jennifer Eyler said that the Vikings have been working hard throughout the 2013 season and this hard work has fared well for the Vikings in the playoffs.

Pacifica Christian's pitcher, freshman Chandler Dolan, sends off a pitch in the sixth inning of the second round of the CIF Playoffs against the Academy for Excellence Tuesday afternoon.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica, Pacifica Christian

Seawolves Look Forward to 2014 Softball Season After Second Round Playoff Loss

Posted May. 22, 2013, 3:53 pm

Pacifica Christian's (13-4) pitcher Chandler Dolan got her first taste of what it was like to play against a hard-pitching hard-hitting softball team with the Seawolves loss to the Academy for Excellence (17-4, 8-0) 12-0 at home Tuesday afternoon. Even with the loss, Dolan and the rest of Pacifica Christian were all smiles mainly because the Seawolves knew that they had done very well for a first year softball team. Pacifica Christian Softball head coach Mike Dolan said that all of the goals set for the team at the beginning of the season had been met by the end.

Archer pitcher Carolyn Zaccaro sends off a pitch against Pacifica Christian at home Wednesday, May 8. Zaccaro, a junior, is a left handed pitcher who holds a 3.16 ERA.

Sports, Softball, Brentwood, Archer

Archer Softball Advances In CIF Playoffs With Win Over La Puente

Posted May. 17, 2013, 12:14 pm

The Archer School for Girls (10-10) softball team has advanced in the CIF Division V playoffs despite a tough schedule and numerous injuries on the Panthers 2013 season after playing only one year of softball in the vaunted Alpha League. The Panthers varsity softball team unloaded for 17 hits and 15 runs en route to a 15-2 opening round victory over La Puente High School Tuesday in the CIF-SS Division 5 playoffs Tuesday afternoon.

Pacifica Christian catcher Emma Miller holds up the ball moments after an intense collision at home plate with Archer's ShaVonne Higgins during the fourth inning at Archer High School Wednesday afternoon. Ruling on the field held that Higgins was tagged out by Miller.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica, Pacifica Christian, Brentwood, Archer

Pacifica Christian Edges Out Archer In Softball 2-1

Posted May. 8, 2013, 8:11 pm

It was the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs in the softball game and runners on first and third. Pacifica Christian's (11-3) pitcher Chandler Dolan had pitched a near perfect game allowing only one run while Archer High School's (10-9) pitcher Carolyn Zaccharo had allowed only two. Archer's Allie Simon had just circled the bases scoring the Panthers first run of the game after being batted in by her teammate Rebecca Samuelson.

Pacifica Christian's Emma Miller whacks a home run against Oakwood at Clover Park Tuesday afternoon.  Miller also pitched the game against the Gorillas.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica, Pacifica Christian

Pacifica Christian Girls Softball Beats Oakwood 17-7

Posted May. 8, 2013, 12:06 pm

Pacifica Christian (10-3) defeated Oakwood (1-13) 17-7 in a game that saw the Seawolves connect with the ball by the third inning to drive out the Gorillas at home Tuesday afternoon. Pacifica Christian Head Coach Mike Dolan said thought that the Seawolves played some good softball. "The girls all got an opportunity to hit and 14 of our 16 reached base safely," said Dolan.

St. Monica's Veronica Navarro slides home in the third inning to beat the tag of Culver City's Lisa Kamba after hitting an inside the park home run.  The home run put the Mariners within one at 5-4 at Veterans Memorial Park in Culver City Wednesday afternoon.

Sports, St. Monica, Softball, Santa Monica, Culver City

Culver City Girls Softball Beats St. Monica 11-6

Posted Mar. 27, 2013, 10:57 pm

It was the top of the third inning and the St. Monica (4-7) softball team was down 5-3 against Culver City (3-7) when Mariners Veronica Navarro bested Centaurs pitcher Jessica Faber by slapping an inside the park home run to make the game 5-4 at Veterans Memorial Park in Culver City Wednesday afternoon. Mariners Aliza Chacon got on base with a line drive grounder soon after and cautiously made her way to third base before she was hit in by Mariners Alyssa Gutierrez to tie the game 5-5. But that was as close as the Mariners would get to winning the game against the Centaurs who won the game 11-6.

SMC's Cynthia Gamez (center) looks to advance to third base after Bakersfield infielder Brittney Roberts (left) throws the ball to first for an out in the sixth inning.  Gamez would go on to score the third run for the Corsairs at John Adams Middle School field Tuesday afternoon.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Bakersfield

SMC Softball Loses To Bakersfield College 14-4

Posted Mar. 26, 2013, 6:51 pm

The SMC Corsairs (2-21) softball team continues to skid downhill battling through a tough season after losing their latest game to Bakersfield College (3-20) 14-4 at John Adams Middle School field Tuesday afternoon. With the loss the Corsairs are now 0-9 in the Western State Conference. Bakersfield Softball Head Coach Sandi Taylor said that she thought that the Renegades played well against the Corsairs.

SMC pitcher Devyn Souza pitches the ball for a strike against LA Mission College in the first game of the double header at John Adams Middle School field Thursday afternoon.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

SMC Lady Corsairs Softball Give LA Mission Eagles Challenge In Doubleheader Loss

Posted Mar. 16, 2013, 9:19 am

Santa Monica College (2-16) lost a doubleheader against LA Mission College (14-8) but not before nearly upsetting the Eagles in the first game of the doubleheader 7-5, and then losing a high scoring eight-inning game 16-12 at John Adams Middle School field Thursday afternoon. LA Mission Head Coach Sandra Durazo said that the Eagles played a tough first game against the Corsairs with the Eagles Monique Guzman slapping a home run to keep the Eagles in first place in the Western State South Conference. "I think we started a little bit slow," said Durazo. "Santa Monica did a good job defensively to keep us where we are at.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica, Youth

Registration Begins For Santa Monica Fastpitch Softball League Spring Season

Posted Dec. 3, 2012, 1:22 am

The Santa Monica Girls Fastpitch Softball League is encouraging all interested girls, both new and experienced players, to register for the upcoming spring season.

The 2012 Santa Monica Girl Softball 14U All Star Team. Back row from left: Head coach Chris Druckman, coach Bob Carruth, Anabelle Doliner, coach Jim Hall, Mara Stolzenbach, Julia Broudy, Tess McCharen, Makensey Druckman, Sadie Saltzman, Sam Hardy, Manager, Tracy Saltzman, and assistant manager Kathy Caverly. Front row from left: Emma Carruth, Marisa Koda, Kaleena Klimeck, Sarah Dunn, Annie Donaldson, and Sami Becker.

Sports, Softball, Santa Monica

14U All Star Softball Team Secures Spot In ASA Nationals

Posted Jul. 26, 2012, 8:10 am

The 14U Santa Monica Girls Softball All Star Team has made it to ASA Nationals -- the first time since the team joined ASA in 2006. The team of 13 girls, finished third in their District Championship, 13th in the State Championship, and are now on their way to compete at Nationals in Fort Collins, Colorado, July 31 through August 5.

The 12U Santa Monica Girls Fastpitch team have qualified this past weekend to play in the Western National Tournament held in Salem, Oregon.

News, Sports, Softball

Santa Monica Girls Fastpitch 12U Qualify For Western National Tournament In Oregon

Posted Jul. 15, 2012, 2:12 am

The 12U Santa Monica Girls Fastpitch (SMGF) team qualified this past weekend to play in the Western National Tournament held in Salem, Oregon scheduled for July 30-August 4. The team placed fourth in Southern California in its division after the all-star team finished its season with a 35-1-6 record.

The Samohi Varsity Softball team are the Ocean League Champions.

Sports, Samohi, Softball

Samohi Varsity Softball Move Onto CIF Playoffs

Posted May. 11, 2012, 4:20 am

The Samohi Varsity Softball Team defeated Culver City 10-1 on Friday to win the Ocean League Championship. The team will now prepare for t...

Samohi's Sara Garcia faces a Culver City batter in the Lady Vikings' 9-1 win over the Centaurs on Tuesday.

Sports, Samohi, Softball, Santa Monica

Samohi Blows Out Centaurs

Posted Apr. 26, 2012, 2:54 am

Samohi’s pitcher dominated from both the mound and the plate on Tuesday. In fact, Sara Garcia crossed the plate more than her opponents. G...

Downey's Ale Guillen pitches to Samohi's Jamie Hom in Tuesday's matchup.

Sports, Samohi, Softball, Santa Monica

Samohi Softball Falls Again

Posted Mar. 22, 2012, 8:19 am

Tuesday's game had a bad beginning and a bad ending for the Samohi girls. The Downey Vikings scored a combined seven runs in the first and seventh ...

Sports, Samohi, St. Monica, Softball, Santa Monica

Area Softball Players and Coach Recognized

Posted Jun. 2, 2011, 10:13 am

SANTA MONICA - What better way to fill the shoes of a legendary coaching predecessor than to be named the Ocean League coach of the year? That’s ...

Sports, Samohi, Softball, Santa Monica

First-Year Santa Monica Softball Coach is Ready for Next Season

Posted May. 31, 2011, 12:40 am

Marybell Moreno had the unenviable task of replacing longtime coach Debbie Skaggs as Santa Monica High School’s (SaMoHi) new Lady Viking Softball...

Sports, Samohi, Softball, Santa Monica

Lady Vikings Bounced From First Round of CIF

Posted May. 20, 2011, 1:55 am

SANTA MONICA – The Loara Saxons of Anaheim needed all seven innings to get enough insurance to knock off the SaMoHi Lady Vikings 6-1 of the CIF ...

Alexandra Wolansky, pitcher for Saint Monica Catholic High School Mariners Softball, congratulates Santa Ynez Pirates after losing today's playoff opener at Memorial Field, Santa Monica, Calif., Wednesday, May 18, 2011. Pirates defeated Mariners 13 - 6.

Sports, St. Monica, Softball, Santa Monica

St. Monica Ends Season After Wild Card Loss

Posted May. 19, 2011, 2:55 am

After junior catcher Alex Villa of St. Monica was injured, the Santa Ynez Pirates took advantage to win the CIF Division 5 wild card softball game ...

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