Bearcats and Lobos named to AIA All-Section Teams

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Baseball and softball players from Hayden and Ray were selected to the AIA All-Section teams. A total of 15 players combined from both schools were selected.

Six members of the Bearcats’ baseball team earned All-Section honors including Dominic Bravo, Jacob Pace, Destry Yocum, Derek Pacheco, Seth Harmon, and Douglas McPeak.

The Bearcats’ softball team, which reached the semi-finals of the state playoffs, had five members named to the All-Section teams. Stormee Galka, Ashley Meza, Ashley Ortiz, Lucy Sainz, and Sarah Duncklee were selected by the AIA.

The Lobos’ state playoff softball team had four members named to the AIA All-Section teams. Devin Estrada, Shannon Lagunas, Julisa Westrope, and Angelica Cabrera were the players selected.

Andy Luberda (975 Posts)

Andrew Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working 15 years in Healthcare Financial Management.
Andy covers sports for 11 high schools. His stories are published in Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun, in addition to the San Tan Valley Daily PRSS and CopperArea websites. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles.
In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College before graduating with a BS in Communication from Arizona State University in 2014.
He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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