One of the most reliable sights from a Red Mountain High School softball game over much of the last four years was Jane Macha, sitting in the stands and cheering on her daughter, Breanna. She had a lot to cheer about during those days: The Mountain Lions had won four consecutive state championships, with Breanna contributing mightily during the last three matchups. Breanna dominated game after game after game, taking her mother’s advice to give it all she had to heart.
The Mountain Pointe Pride softball team had an early exit from the state playoffs, after being dealt a 7-4 loss at home by the 21st seeded North Canyon Rattlers on Saturday in the first round of the Division I state tournament.
Mountain Pointe's Kristen McCann (9) Throws the ball to first base to get Desert Mountain's Lily Sandborn (2) out during the softball match between Mountain Pointe and Desert Mountain at Mountain Pointe on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
Mountain Pointe coach Larry Holmes hugs Kristen McCann after she won her singles match during the badminton team state championships between Mountain Pointe and Xavier at Sunnyslope High School on on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
(L-R) Mountain Pointe's Lisa Chavez, Larae Keso, Vi Koka Kiyoko Hashimoto, coach Larry Holmes, Kristen McCann and Tara Garretson pose with their second-place trophy at the badminton team state championships between Mountain Pointe and Xavier at Sunnyslope High School on on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald