The Newton High School softball team will again be young.

Danny Park returns for his third season as coach. He is assisted by Crystal Mapes, Mike Arellano and Leeza Enfield.

Newton was 1-19 last season, 0-12 in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I play. Newton lost in the first round of sub-state play.

Three letterwinners are back from last season — senior Reagan Treffer (.346), senior Jayden Walton (.343) and junior Emily Peaney (.365).

A transfer out this season is Blazee Stahl.

Newcomers include Ashley Arellano and freshmen Toria Thaw and Mallory Seirer.

“We are still a team building the foundation for the future,” Park said. “Pitching will still be young. Defense and hitting will

lead this team.”

Schedule

First game starts at 4 p.m. unless noted

March 27 @ Abilene (4:30 p.m.)

March 29 Valley Center

April 6 @ Andover Central

April 10 Salina Central

April 17 @ Campus

April 20 Derby

April 24 @ Maize

April 26 @ Salina South

May 1 Hutchinson

May 4 Goddard Eisenhower

May 14-17 Regionals TBA

May 24-25 State @ Maize High School