1. Rising Star Larissa Flores Can Do It All

    Rising Star Larissa Flores Can Do It All

    Sep 29, 2022

    The Swiss Army knife first was used by soldiers in the late 1800s.
  2. Rising Star: Mattie Beliveau Is A Bulldog In The Circle

    Rising Star: Mattie Beliveau Is A Bulldog In The Circle

    Sep 22, 2022

    Illness knows no season. It can strike anytime: on Christmas, a birthday, even before a high school softball playoff game.
  3. Rising Star: Taylor Troutman Plays The Game With A Smile

    Rising Star: Taylor Troutman Plays The Game With A Smile

    Sep 15, 2022

    Occasionally before a practice, Shannon Troutman gathers his Henderson County (Kentucky) High softball team into several groups to square off in a home run contest. It's a fun way to not only get the competitive juices flowing, but to encourage the players to challenge themselves and each other.
  4. Rising Star: Tia Milloy Is Keeping A Softball Family Tradition

    Rising Star: Tia Milloy Is Keeping A Softball Family Tradition

    Sep 9, 2022

    September 1 is a day many softball players entering their junior year of high school circle on their calendars long before it arrives.
  5. Rising Star: How Mojo's Ashtyn Danley Learned To Appreciate The Game

    Rising Star: How Mojo's Ashtyn Danley Learned To Appreciate The Game

    Sep 1, 2022

    Being a parent who coaches their own child can often be a complicated relationship. It isn’t easy to flip a mental switch from Dad to Coach then back to Dad once a game or practice is over.
  6. Rising Star: Patience Finally Pays Off For Cassidy McLellan

    Rising Star: Patience Finally Pays Off For Cassidy McLellan

    Aug 25, 2022

    The 2020 season was supposed to be a magical year for the Lakewood Ranch (Florida) High softball team. For three straight years, they had come within a game of winning the FHSAA state championship, only to be turned back all three times.
  7. Rising Star: Sierra Daniel Brings Speed, Power & Finesse

    Rising Star: Sierra Daniel Brings Speed, Power & Finesse

    Aug 19, 2022

    Speed can be a powerful weapon in a batting lineup. It also can bail out a baserunner when a mistake is made.
  8. Rising Star: Kylie Brockman Brings Energy, Motivation & Inspiration

    Rising Star: Kylie Brockman Brings Energy, Motivation & Inspiration

    Aug 13, 2022

    If you believe in yourself, you can do anything. If your team believes you can go far, you're more than capable.
  9. Rising Star: Complete-Game Victory From Erin Nuwer Caps PGF 16U Title

    Rising Star: Complete-Game Victory From Erin Nuwer Caps PGF 16U Title

    Aug 3, 2022

    As the final out of the 2022 PGF 16U championship game was made, Georgia Impact Caymol pitcher Erin Nuwer already had decided what she would do first when the celebrating began.
  10. Rising Star: Bandits' Audrey Lowry Weathers The Highs & Lows Of Softball

    Rising Star: Bandits' Audrey Lowry Weathers The Highs & Lows Of Softball

    Jul 27, 2022

    April Lowry will never forget the first time she and her husband James took their daughter Audrey to a hitting lesson. Audrey was about seven, and James was insistent she give it a try.
  11. Rising Star: Virginia Unity's Jayden Heavener Keeps Raising The Bar

    Rising Star: Virginia Unity's Jayden Heavener Keeps Raising The Bar

    Jul 20, 2022

    Since she began playing travel ball at the 8U level, Virginia Unity 16U pitcher/first baseman Jayden Heavener has seen more of the open road than most adults. The 5-7 15-year-old lefthander plays for Pace High School in Florida, travels around the country playing and practicing with her travel team, and goes to Alabama for pitching and hitting lessons once a week.
  12. PGF Nationals Helped Launch College Softball All-Americans

    PGF Nationals Helped Launch College Softball All-Americans

    Jul 19, 2022

    As the top event of the annual club softball circuit, the Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championships doubles as a showcase for future college stars.
  13. Rising Star: Thunderbolts' Larissa Preuitt Set To Roll With The Tide

    Rising Star: Thunderbolts' Larissa Preuitt Set To Roll With The Tide

    Jul 15, 2022

    Larissa Preuitt doesn’t recall how old she was when she attended her first Alabama Crimson Tide softball game. But the Hartselle, Alabama native and outfielder for Birmingham Thunderbolts 18U does remember sitting in the outfield seats at Rhoads Stadium with a group of softball friends and seeing four-time All-American Haylie McCleney hit a home run.
  14. Rising Star: Hotshots Ace Ava Brown Focused On Sendoff For Teammates

    Rising Star: Hotshots Ace Ava Brown Focused On Sendoff For Teammates

    Jul 13, 2022

    As much as Ava Brown loves to win, she hates losing even more.
  15. Rising Star: Aminah Vega Follows Passion, Hopes To Continue Success At Duke

    Rising Star: Aminah Vega Follows Passion, Hopes To Continue Success At Duke

    Jun 29, 2022

    Tony Vega still can recall the day his daughter Aminah came to him and his wife, Issella, begging them to let her play softball. She was 8 years old and already had been watching her older brother Antonio play baseball.