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Ackerman Softball POY Finalist!

Desert Ridge Athletics is proud to announce that Shaylee Ackerman is a Finalist for Arizona Republic Softball Player of the Year!  Ackerman, a sophomore pitcher and outfielder, is batting .537 with 43 RBI, and 12 Home runs.  As a pitcher, she has a 2.29 ERA.  She has played a major role in the Jaguars current […]

Jag Softball Advances to Quarter-Finals

On a gorgeous Saturday morning at Jaguar Softball Stadium, the Desert Ridge Jaguars defeated Westview High School 7 to 1 in the opening round of the Class 6A State Playoffs. It was a close battle for most of the game with the scored tied at 1.  However, in the bottom of the 6th inning, the […]

Jag Softball Playoffs Saturday!

The Desert Ridge Jaguar Softball Team capped off an outstanding 20 and 4 regular season last week.  On Thursday the AIA released the Brackets for the State Playoffs and the Jaguars come in as the #6 Seed.  Desert Ridge will face off against #11 Seed Westview this coming Saturday, April 29.  The game will be […]

Jag Softball Red Mountain CHAMPS!

The Desert Ridge Softball Team swept through the Red Mountain Country Classic Softball Tournament to become CHAMPIONS for the 2nd year in a row.  Coach Broderick says she is “happy with how the team is coming together and playing so well this early in the season. We have a lot of softball ahead of us, […]

Jag Softball Section Champs!

The Desert Ridge High School Softball Team completed a fabulous regular season by going 15 and 3 and being Section Champs!!  They are the overall #3 seed in the State Playoffs and earned a 1st Round Bye.  They will play the winner of Centennial and Basha here at Desert Ridge High School on Tuesday…Game time […]

Desert Ridge High School Varsity Softball beat Xavier College Preparatory 6-2

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 4:00 PM Xavier College Preparatory AWAY 2 Desert Ridge High School HOME 6 Game Recap Total team effort!

Desert Ridge High School Varsity Softball falls to Campo Verde High School 5-2

Monday, April 25, 2016 4:00 PM Campo Verde High School AWAY 5 Desert Ridge High School HOME 2 Game Recap We just fell short and couldn’t come up with the timely hits.

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Desert Ridge High School Varsity Softball beat Higley High School 13-1

Monday, April 18, 2016 4:00 PM Desert Ridge High School AWAY 13 Higley High School HOME 1 Game Recap Shaylee started on the mound and struck out 6 out of 7 batters. Kat Lawson came in and only allowed 1 run. Bats were hot and the ball was hit hard.

Desert Ridge High School Varsity Softball beat Gilbert High School 10-3

Friday, April 15, 2016 4:00 PM Desert Ridge High School AWAY 10 Gilbert High School HOME 3 Game Recap Bailey Klitzke was dominating on the mound! Shaylee Ackerman was 3-5 with a monster home run!

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