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Clawing the Way to Victory

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Reagan Foglia (11) throws a thundering pitch against Desert Oasis Diamondbacks on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

Returning to the field, Sierra Vista High School’s varsity softball team looks forward to a fresh start in the 4A division, ready to take on all challenges that come their way. Their first official game of the school season was against Desert Oasis High School in an away game on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Although the girls lost their first game with a score of 10-4, their following game proved their resilience and perseverance. The Lady Lions competed against Eldorado High School at home on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, and secured a 15-0 win. The game lasted about forty-five minutes, ending after the third inning due to a mercy call. 

The new head coach Jeffery Poirier speaks about how he wants to improve the softball program this year, “I want to change the culture of the program.  There was not a lot of accountability.  Girls felt like they could just show up whenever they wanted to and there were no consequences.  We have a ‘3 strikes and you’re off the team’ policy.” Poirier’s goal is to instill a certain drive and responsibility toward being a part of the team that he felt was not present last year. Poirier continues, “I want to end the year the way the sports season started, by winning a state championship.  Soccer in the fall, wrestling and basketball in the winter, and baseball and softball hopefully this spring.”

Reagan Foglia (11), who has been playing softball for ten years, explains her experience on the Sierra Vista softball team, “The team uplifts each other when someone is struggling. It is important to have a fun atmosphere in the dugout and we accomplish this. This team feels like family because of the way we play so selflessly.”

May 1, 2024, the Lady Mountain Lions go up against their rival, the Spring Valley Grizzlies, at home for their last game of the season. This rival game is the senior night celebration, white-out themed. The team will continue marching into the season with their hopes high, striving for a state championship win.

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Lyric LaFasto
Lyric LaFasto, Features Co-Editor
Lyric LaFasto is a sophomore at Sierra Vista High School, and a second year Journalist. Lyric was born and raised in Las Vegas and enjoys traveling, wildlife, and art. Lyric loves to write, but she specializes in writing features.

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