May 30, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

HONORING LAGUNA HILLS: Softball team had made a big turn-around (photos)

Members of the Laguna Hills softball team posed for a picture before the season. (Photo courtesy Laguna Hills softball)

Laguna Hills High School’s softball team, coached by Richard Robles, was on its way to a successful season and had made big strides from last season.

The team had a 4-4 record and was led by seniors Kiana Arredondo, Ryann Millington, Ainsley Ochoa and Anika Wiklem.

To see the slide show, please click on the first photo

“We were in the middle of a total turnaround from last season,” Robles said. “In only eight games we tripled last year’s run totals. In 2018 we went 0-19 and couldn’t buy a run.

“Our signature win this year was against Rosary Academy when we came back from a seven-run deficit to win 9-7. Our captains Anika Wiklem and Juniors Carolina Buffaloe and Tanna Schweitzer believed in my system and helped with this amazing turnaround.”

If you took pictures before the season, we would like to share team pictures of spring teams with our readers. These can be pictures of seniors or the entire team and we will run these throughout the coming months to salute the dedicated athletes of Orange County who have had their seasons cut short. Please email pictures, names of the players and some highlights to timburt@ocsportszone.com so we can share with our readers. Horizontal pictures similar in size to the one above work best. Please do not take pictures now for us.