Saugus grad shares Women’s College World Series championship finals experience

When it came to whether or not Florida’s Kayli Kvistad leaned into the pitch that hit her with the bases loaded Tuesday night, Saugus High graduate Mariah Lopez remained noncommittal. “I mean, I don’t really...

Saugus grad, Oklahoma win softball national title

The situation was precarious. The pitcher, apparently, was prepared. Saugus High graduate and University of Oklahoma freshman Mariah Lopez entered the circle in the second inning of Tuesday night’s game two of the Women’s College...

West Ranch softball grad earns lifelong title in first season at Arizona

The title always caught Jessie Harper’s attention. She’d hear it at banquets or on TV, always tied to some former softball star. Now she’ll hear it the rest of her life. Wednesday, the West Ranch High graduate...

Valencia grad Hiura a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award

In a meaningless late-May game, between two teams with sub-.500 records, UC Irvine junior Keston Hiura still finished his season, and maybe his college career, in a spectacularly fitting way. Hiura, a Valencia High graduate,...

COC defensive end narrows down college choices to 12

It’s not unusual for Dorian Gerald’s phone to light up every few seconds. When you’re a junior college defensive end sought after by 17 FBS Division 1 schools, that’s usually the case. But who was...

Locals to play in Division 1 NCAA baseball tournament

The NCAA Division 1 baseball season is closing in on perhaps the most exciting part of the year: the College World Series. Out of the 64 teams still hoping to navigate double-elimination regionals and best-of-three...

Former Foothill League POY earns national title with Cal Lutheran

On a Friday in late February, in the opener of a three-game set at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Cal Lutheran baseball coach Marty Slimak tweaked his lineup. The 24th-year coach was looking to jumpstart...

World Series run ends for TMU baseball

The Master’s University baseball team’s NAIA World Series postseason run came to an end with a 16-5 loss to No. 1-seeded Oklahoma City University in the 14th game of the double-elimination tournament in Lewiston,...

Locals to play in Women’s College World Series

All it took was one run for UCLA softball to sweep Ole Miss and close out the Super Regionals. Saugus High grad Madeline Jelenicki provided that run. Jelenicki’s first-inning RBI single lifted the Bruins over the...

TMU Insider: Mustang baseball moves on

Over the weekend, The Master’s University track & field program tallied two NAIA All-American honors at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama,...