It was another banner year on the softball field for are high schools. Jurupa Hills won a championship and Citrus Valley and Chino were runners-up.
Not surprisingly, player from those teams are among those singled out by CalHiSports which names an All-State team, quite a venture for a state this big.
Senior pitcher Miranda Viramontes of Chino, junior shortstop Tannon Snow of Chino Hills and senior catcher Janell Wheaton of San Dimas were named to the elite All-State first team which included representatives from schools all sizes throughout the entire state.
Second team honorees include shortstop Paige Halstead of Los Osos, junior outfielder Zoe Casas of Aquinas, freshman outfielder Taylon Snow and senior pitcher Patricia Parks of Chino Hills and senior pitcher Natalie Calderas of Jurupa Hills.
Third team selections were senior second baseman McKenzie Long of Los Osos, outfielder Chloe Melanson of Bonita and third baseman Sara Ketelsleger of Ayala.
The Snow sisters, Casas, Halstead and junior pitcher Brooke Bolinger of Yucaipa also were named to the All-State first team underclassmen team.
Second-team underclassmen state honorees were junior catcher Kelly Martinez of Yucaipa, sophomore first baseman Alyssa Gonzalez of Chino and junior infielder Taylor Rowland of Ayala.
Separate teams were selected for medium and small schools. Wheaton, Calderas and senior Destiney Henderson fo Kaiser were first team medium schools selections while junior pitcher Taylor Troost of Citrus Valley was second team.
Among small schools first team honorees were Casas and junior pitcher Allie Hotetz of Aquinas, senior infielder Sarah Guillen of Pomona Catholic and sophomore outfielder Madison Paige of Ontario Christian.
Second team small school selections were senior infielder Autumn Bartholomay of Pomona Catholic, junior pitcher Ariana Ramos of Ontario Christian and senior Danielle Stusy-Henderson of Bloomington Christian.