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Former CDO softball standout Kayla Bonstrom was named to the Pac-12’s second team All-Academic team. It is the second award this season for the Stanford sophomore.
Dorado pitcher Kayla Bonstrom reacts as the last pitch of the game goes across the plate for a strike in the State semifinal game against Ironwood Ridge in May. CDO went on to win the state championships.
After a record-breaking track and field season, Jaide Stepter became the first-ever track athlete from Canyon Del Oro High School to be named Gatorade’s Arizona Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
Kayla Bonstrom can add another line to her softball resume.
Kayla Bonstrom celebrates after CDO won the 2012 state championships. Bonstrom led the Dorados to a championship, and now, has been named Gatorade’s State Player of the Year. Winning honors in Arizona, has allowed Bonstrom to compete for the prestigious National Gatorade Player of the Year award, which will be announced later this month.
The Canyon Del Oro softball team has done it again. On Monday night at Arizona State University’s Farrington Stadium, Canyon Del Oro defeated Peoria Sunrise Mountain 11-9 in the Division II Championships, winning in extra innings to claim the school’s eighth state title, and fifth in the last six years.
The Canyon Del Oro Dorados breathed a sigh of relief after mounting a comeback to defeat the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks on Friday night at Cherry Field. With the win, the Dorados advanced to Monday night’s Division II state softball championship game at Arizona State University’s Farrington Stadium, where they faced Peoria Sunrise Mountain.
Dorado first baseman Dominique Gonzalez catches a throw made by pitcher Kayla Bonstrom.
Dorado pitcher Kayla Bonstrom reacts as the last pitch of the game goes across the plate for a strike in the State semifinal game against Ironwood Ridge.
Dorado pitcher Kayla Bonstrom is congratulated as she crosses home plate after hitting one over the right field wall.
The Canyon Del Oro Dorados and Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks will have a chance to settle things when they meet for the second time in the loser’s bracket of the Division II double elimination state tournament.
The Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks and Canyon Del Oro Dorados met up for the fourth time this softball season, and when the dust cleared, it was the Nighthawks celebrating a 9-8 win and advancing to the semifinals of the state tournament.
The Canyon del Oro Dorados varsity softball team made a big statement with its 14-0 win over Flowing Wells when the two teams met on March 29.
Dorado center fielder Kayla Bonstrom fires a ball back into the in field during last weekÕs game against Flowing Wells High School.
The Canyon Del Oro Dorados may have lost the championship game of the Dorado Softball Classic, 5-4, against Ironwood Ridge, but the prospects for the reigning state champions still look bright.
The Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks girls’ softball squad has won three straight playoff games in the 5A-II double-loss elimination tournament. The wins have put the No. 3 seed in the state semi-final game.
Janelle Christman and her Canyon Del Oro Dorados came within one strike of a return trip to the 4A-I state championship game.
The CDO Dorados (24-7) softball team came within one strike last Thursday of going to the state championship game for the fourth straight year.
Janelle Christman's senior presence made the going smooth for the 23-6 Canyon Del Oro Dorados softball team in its 4A-I tournament home opener.
Canyon Del Oro's softball team posted its 10th win in a row Friday, putting the Dorados in a position to sharpen their skills against quality foes as the season heads toward tourney play.
The Marana Tigers softball team came home flying high, 18-3 overall, on a 13-game winning streak and undefeated in a month.
Last year, the Canyon Del Oro Dorados won their third straight state softball championship, and current University of Arizona ace Kenzie Fowler was one of the nation's top pitchers.
After a disappointing 8-12 season a year ago, Ironwood Ridge softball coach Randy Anway has seen immediate improvement in this young campaign.
After weathering some long, rainy days in Georgia, a local softball club is on its way back to sunny Arizona.
An Arizona all-star softball team with talent from the Northwest has won its first two games in pool play at the American Softball Association 14-and-under national championships in Marietta, Ga.