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Williams High School Lady Vikings defeat Red Mesa Redskins 24-0

The Lady Vikings competed in West Valley Softball Invitational March 14 and 15. The team currently stands with 10 wins and 4 losses. (Submitted photo)

The Lady Vikings competed in West Valley Softball Invitational March 14 and 15. The team currently stands with 10 wins and 4 losses. (Submitted photo)

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Despite starting the season with snowy conditions on the fields, the Williams Lady Vikings softball team has played many away games and proven they are a force to be reckoned with as they continue to dominate their competition.

Starting the season at the end of February, their first game proved to be a tight match against the Camp Verde Cowboys, but the Lady Vikes took the win 13-11. On March 5, their first game on their home turf, the Lady Vikings continued to prove their skill as they conquered the Mogollon Mustangs 20-5.

The Lady Vikings currently stand with ten wins and four losses in the 1A Conference, with recent outstanding wins of 18-1 against the Miami High School Vandals on March 15 and 24-0 against the Red Mesa Redskins March 22.

“They’re a young group of girls and we have only two returning players,” said Lady Vikings Softball Coach Gabe Alvarado. “The girls have been stepping up and filling their roles.”

Returning starters Kai Mortensen and Braydyn Larimore are carrying out their senior seasons as team captains and playing catcher and third-base positions.

“They were (the team’s) choice for the team captains,” Alvarado said. “The girls look up to them and respect them. They’ve been a good foundation to build around.”

To prepare for the stronger competition, the team has been working on their fundamental skills, work ethic and overall team development to continue to keep their season going strong, according to Alvarado.

Looking forward to challenges that come their way, the Lady Vikes have met their match as they’ve gone up against other schools in the 2A, 3A and 6A regions.

“We feel like we can compete against anybody,” Alvarado said. “We look forward to those challenges.”

The Lady Vikings’ next game is March 29 at 1 p.m. against the Joseph City Wildcats at Williams High School.


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