The Grand County High School softball and boys tennis teams will play another day, thanks to a 12-0 victory over Delta in the first round of the state 3A softball tournament on Saturday, May 4, and thanks to the seven players qualifying for the state boys tennis tournament when they hosted the Region 15 Championship on Thursday and Friday, May 2 and 3.
The Grand County High School (GCHS) Lady Red Devils softball team, which finished the regular season No. 2 in Region 15, overpowered the Delta Lady Rabbits on the strength of a home run and three runs batted in by Hannah Tangren, and two hits each from Lexi Carroll and Jaci Shumway. Lainey Bohannon pitched a complete game shutout on the mound, allowing the Lady Rabbits only two hits, while accumulating 11 strikeouts.
The GCHS Lady Red Devils will continue play in the quarterfinal at the Spanish Fork Softball Complex on Thursday, May 9, at 2 p.m., versus South Sevier, a region foe they beat twice in a double header in Monroe on April 12, taking the first game 15-5 and the second game 11-9. The double-elimination tournament concludes with the state championship game on Saturday, May 11, at 12:30 p.m.
“I feel that we are playing good enough to make a deep run at state,” GCHS softball coach Brook Shumway said. “If we play like we have all year, I really like our chances. The girls are loose, but very focused on the task at hand.”
The GCHS boys tennis team qualified for state in all five divisions via their placements in the region championship tournament, including third-place marks in Region 15 by Cody Johnson in No. 3 singles and Braxten Pierce and Kasey Kemp in No. 1 doubles.
Kai Wainer placed fourth in No. 1 singles, Soren Indergard placed fifth in No. 2 singles and the tandem of Jamey Mascaro and Hayden Lance placed fifth in No. 2 doubles. The state tournament will take place at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City from Thursday, May 9, through Saturday, May 11.
After winning the Region 15 Championship in boys soccer, the GCHS Red Devils ousted Carbon 3-1 in the first round of the state tournament in Moab on Wednesday, May 1, before losing 3-2 at home in the quarterfinals in a double-overtime heartbreaker to South Summit on Saturday, May 4. Senior Nolan Ramirez scored all five goals over the two-match playoff run to end his high school career.
The GCHS baseball team kept its season going with a split of a double header versus San Juan on Tuesday, April 30, which forced a play-in tiebreaker between the Red Devils and the North Sanpete Hawks. The GCHS Red Devils lost the first game versus the Broncos 15-1, before winning the second 6-4.
In the play-in game two days later in Salina, GCHS clinched the final playoff spot with a 15-13 win. With the win, GCHS got to play at Juab on Saturday, May 4, where they lost 11-1 to the Wasps in round one, before their season came to an end with a 3-2 loss to Emery in the one-loss bracket of the double elimination tournament.
In addition to the softball and boys tennis teams continuing postseason play, the GCHS girls golf team was scheduled to compete in their two-day state tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7 and 8.
Red Devils eliminated from baseball, boys soccer playoffs