Makena Martin and Cara Beatty each homered, and Palo Verde topped Reed 9-3 in the final of the Class 4A state tournament Saturday at Bishop Gorman.
Centennial swept both genders in the Class 4A state track meet at Foothill on Saturday, winning the seventh consecutive state title for the girls, and fourth in six years for the boys.
The pressure of playing in the state tournament can be too much for some young players.
Grace Chavez lined a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth for the game’s only runs, and Taylor Askland fired a six-hitter to lead Palo Verde to a 2-0 win over Reed in the winners’ bracket final of the Class 4A state softball tournament at Bishop Gorman.
Gizelle Reid won the title in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.98 seconds at the Class 4A state track meet at Foothill on Friday.
Layton Walls pitched a four-hitter and Rancho topped Bishop Gorman 9-1 in the opening round of the Class 4A state baseball tournament at Las Vegas High on Thursday.
Ally Snelling smashed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning, and Palo Verde held on for a 3-2 victory over Rancho in the opening round of the Class 4A state softball tournament at Bishop Gorman.
After a second-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles last season, Legacy senior Jamaal Britt came into this season with a new determination and will have a chance to end his career in style at the state meet.
Bishop Gorman hopes Nick Israel continues to be a catalyst in the Class 4A state tournament, which begins Thursday at Las Vegas High. Gorman faces Rancho at 4 p.m., and Basic plays Galena at 1 p.m.
Taylor Okamura had a breakout senior season, earning co-Player of the Year honors in the Class 4A Sunrise League, and will try to help Coronado to its first state title when the Class 4A softball tournament opens Thursday at Bishop Gorman.