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.”
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