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 (740 Posts)

Andy Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for eight high schools. His stories are published in the Southeast Valley Ledger, Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College. Andy is currently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Communication. Andy is scheduled to complete his degree December 2014. He was born and raised in Des Plaines, Ill. In 1992, he relocated to Arizona. After a short return to Des Plaines in 1997, he returned to the Phoenix area two years later. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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