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Softball Ends Challenging 2019 Season

As we slowly approach the end of the season, the softball teams are fighting their way into the playoffs. So far the Varsity and Junior Varsity team have only played fourteen conference games. They both have four games left to make many home runs and get the wins.

After their defeat against the Saguaro Sabercats on March 4th, 2019, the Varsity Softball team played against Mingus Union at home on March 13th, 2019. Despite their best efforts, the Chiefs ultimately lost the game. Mingus Union defeated Thunderbird in a landslide 0-28 win. Five days later, however, the girls bounced back when they faced off with Tempe High School. The Chiefs achieved a 25-4 victory. A day later, the Chiefs defeated Tempe again in a 24-2 victory. On march 19th, 2019, the girls hosted Moon Valley High School at home. Unfortunately, the Rockets defeated the Chiefs in a 4-11 victory for Moon Valley. ON April 1st, 2019, the Chiefs hosted Sunnyslope High School at home and tried their best to achieve a win. However, the Vikings had other ideas and defeated the Chiefs in a 0-18 victory for Sunnyslope High School. A day later, the girls had another home game, this time playing against Shadow Mountain High School. In the end, the Matadors achieved a 6-10 victory over the Chiefs. However, the two teams had a rematch two days later and the Chiefs defeated the Matadors in a 16-3 victory.

Five days later, the girls traveled to St. Mary’s High School. At the end of the match-up, the Knights came out victorious, defeating Thunderbird in a 6-16 victory. On April 10th, 2019, the Chiefs had another away game, this time traveling to Deer Valley High School. In the end, the Chiefs claimed victory, defeating the Skyhawks in a 16-5 win. A day later, the girls hosted St. Mary’s at home for a rematch. The Chiefs hoped to make up for their loss against the Knights. However, the Knights dealt another defeat to the Chiefs, winning the game 9-11. Five days later, on April 16th, the girls hosted Greenway High School at home. The main rival of Thunderbird was hoping to deal a defeat to the Chiefs. Ultimately, they succeeded in their mission. The Demons won the game 0-14. Looking for redemption, the ladies traveled to Greenway High School, hoping to get even with the Demons. Unfortunately, the Demons won the game 5-19. In the last round of the season, the Chiefs traveled to Moon Valley High School. The girls were hoping to end the season on a high note, but the Rockets had other plans. Moon Valley defeated Thunderbird 3-13.

As a result, the ladies ended the 2019 season with an overall record of 4-14, achieving a standing of fifth in the 4A Skyline rankings, and a rank of thirty-eighth in the 4A standings. While this year’s season was rough for the ladies, the girls are hoping to improve themselves next year. They desire to prove to the opposition that they are capable of being a prestigious team and hope to gain more success in 2020. It will take a lot of hard work, but they can achieve anything if they work hard together.

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