High-SchoolCalifornia: Nancy Bowling
July, 6, 2012
By Mark Tennis, Paul Muyskens & Harold Abend | ESPN.com
ESPNHS Softball/ESPNHSSierra Romero of Vista Murrieta and Melissa Taukeiaho of Etiwanda were standout sluggers.Ms. Softball Player of the Year Emily Lockman leads the pack as the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports all-state softball honors concludes with naming of the top 30 overall. Thirty more players selected to all-state overall second team.
First Team All-State Catchers
Sahvanna Jaquish (Redlands East Valley, Redlands) Jr.
Just a junior, this LSU commit has piled up the honors as she was named the Citrus Belt League MVP, All-Inland Empire by the Riverside Press-Enterprise and first team All-CIF Southern Section Division I. Jaquish led the Wildcats’ offense by hitting .565 with 24 RBIs, 36 runs and 20 extra-base hits.
June, 9, 2012
By Mark Tennis | ESPN.com
John T. Thorsen/ESPNHSRoyal pitcher Nancy Bowling shows intensity in recent outing.No surprise with Norco sitting at No. 1, but rounding out the final top five are James Logan of Union City, Amador Valley of Pleasanton, Chino Hills and Archbishop Mitty.
This week’s final top 20 state softball rankings were expanded to 30 teams in all. This gives us the opportunity to write more comments about additional teams and players. Still to come are the final state softball rankings according to our traditional five divisions.
(Through games played Saturday, June 2)
(Contributing: Harold Abend, Paul Muyskens)
(Previous ranking in parentheses)
May, 4, 2012
By Harold Abend | ESPN.com
John T. Thorsen/ESPNHSRoyal pitcher Nancy Bowling shows intensity in recent outing.Before going to Arizona, Royal’s Bowling looking to roll up some strikes and pin some losses on her team’s opponents.
Had 2009 State Freshman of the Year Nancy Bowling from Royal of Simi Valley not missed a huge portion of her junior year due to a partial tear of her left patellar tendon, there’s little doubt the fireballing right-handed pitcher would be pushing for a spot in the Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book for career strikeouts.
Despite last year’s setback, the Arizona-bound student-athlete returned from the injury and hasn’t missed a beat.