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Juarez Throws No-Hitter; Ridge Beats Desert Mountain 10-0

The Mountain Ridge varsity softball team opened home play in fashion, beating Desert Mountain 10-0 behind Giselle Juarez’s no-hitter and another offensive outpouring. Giselle Juarez continued to dominate on the mound for Mountain Ridge (7-1). She struck out 12 while walking none in a complete game, no-hit shutout. Juarez struck out every batter in the lineup

Varsity Softball Cruises to 9-0 win over Verrado

The varsity girls softball team improved their regular season record to 2-0 (6-1 overall) after beating Verrado 9-0. Giselle Juarez pitched a complete game shutout, striking out 14 while giving up only 5 hits and a walk. Juarez improved to 4-1 on the season with an efficient 1.36 ERA and an astounding 62 strikeouts (with

Tessa Williams, Athlete of the Month – By Kassey Frazier

Balancing school, homework, soccer practice and soccer games plus a social life could sound like a lot of work for an 18-year-old girl. For, Tessa Williams, who is the senior captain for the Mountain Ridge girls soccer team, this is the normal daily routine. “I have been playing soccer for about 15 years,” Williams said.

MRHS Coaches Honor Athletes of the Month – By Kassey Frazier

Room A185 is a classroom at Mountain Ridge High School that is generally used for students to learn news things like their leaning skills. At 6:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, it was all the athletic coaches in the room, learning how to improve their seasons. “When Googling why someone should do high school athletics, the first

Boys Basketball Playoffs – By Kassey Frazier

By: Kassey Frazier The Mountain Ridge High School crowd was dressed in all white to support its boys basketball team, chanting to the music of its own theme song “Go Mountain Ridge!” and “This is our house!” But the Mountain Lions fell short against their opponents, No. 10 St. Mary’s High School, 54-52 in overtime,

Varsity Baseball Wins First Game of Season

Today the varsity baseball team traveled to Sunnyslope HS and defeated the Vikings 4-2 in 7 innings.  Alex Roth started on the mound and gave up only 1 run through 4 solid innings.  Josh Sieglitz pitched 1 2/3 inning in relief and Matthew Liberatore closed the final 1 1/3 inning striking out 3 of the

Varsity Softball Has Strong Showing at Sunrise Mountain Tournament

The varsity softball team wrapped up the Sunrise Mountain Tournament with a 4-1 record. After beating Greenway 6-2 on Thursday, Ridge beat Prescott 17-2 and Desert Edge 4-1 on Friday to finish pool play. On Saturday, Ridge began the single elimination round with a 10-0 win over Rincon (Tucson) before losing 4-1 to Pinnacle. Offensive

Varsity Softball Opens Sunrise Mountain Tournament with 6-2 win over Greenway

The varsity softball team beat Greenway High School 6-2 in the first game of pool play at the Sunrise Mountain Tournament played at Pioneer Park. Giselle Juarez pitched a complete game for her first win of the season, striking out 12 Greenway hitters. The offense had to overcome a shaky defensive effort by Ridge in

Softball Team Dinner

Coach Decker kicked off the season with a meet and greet dinner at his house for all parents and athletes in the program.  

Ridge softball makes it to the top of the mountain!

The Ridge softball program didn’t take the 3-day weekend off. On Saturday, February 13th, all 3 levels met at Thunderbird Mountain before sunrise to hike/run and do a light workout before meeting back at the field for a full practice. The teams also participated in a cardio workout and full practice on Monday, Feb. 15th.