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Blog: Longtime softball coach Foltz stepping away

Sports: Gazette Preps : Softball Mon, Apr 21, 2014 - 11:16 PM

In 10 seasons at the helm of the Widefield softball program, Gary Foltz coached the Gladiators into the state tournament.  But Foltz, who has coached the wrestling team for the past 18 seasons, recently stepped down as...

Sports: Gazette Preps : Softball

Softball Peak Performer of the Year: McKenzie Surface, Discovery Canyon

Mon, Nov 25, 2013 - 7:30 PM

McKenzie Surface doesn't mind the pressure. By pitching in nearly every inning this season, she learned to handle it. "I've just been playing for so long, there's a mode you get in when you play," Surface said. "I obviously play for the love of the game, and when you get into those...

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