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All-State Softball: Super Elite

It’s not the ESPYs, but 28 others have been chosen alongside Gatorade National Player of the Year Madilyn Nickles and Ms. Softball State Player of the Year Nicole Bates in being among this year’s All-State Super Elite first team. This is the 34th consecutive year of the Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams in softball and it’s […]


Ms. Softball 2016: Nicole Bates

The Ceres High infielder nudged Gatorade National Player of the Year Madilyn Nickles of Merced for top local honor in Stanislaus/Merced County and does the same for state’s highest, longest-running individual softball selection. It’s another tough choice in a sport that has seen several of them in recent years.

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Ms. Softball State POY Finalists

You might think that with a California girl being named this week as the Gatorade National Player of the Year that the annual Cal-Hi Sports Ms. Softball State Player of the Year choice is a slam dunk. Not quite. Merced’s Madilyn Nickles actually has legitimate competition in her own backyard, based on the criteria we […]

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All-State Softball: Underclass

With the ink still drying so to speak from the final overall all-state selections in baseball, we are going right into softball with this first post of the 33rd annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams. This first one lists 21 juniors, six sophomores and three freshmen on the first team with 30 more players named on […]

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SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

One of this week’s choices is a senior from San Diego who is coached by a former MLB pitcher with a perfect game. Our other three honorees are from San Mateo, San Pedro and Merced.

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