Softball: Key dates, information

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2013 AURORA SOFTBALL KEY DATES, INFORMATION

Key dates: Aug. 12 — Practice begins; Aug. 16 — Regular season begins; Oct. 5 — Regular season completed; Oct. 12 — 3A-5A regional tournaments; Oct. 18-19 — 3A-5A state tournament (Aurora Sports Park)

Regional qualifying: Nineteen automatic state qualifiers plus 13 at-large teams for field of 32, divided into eight four-team regionals.

Aurora coaches: Aurora Central — Kate Cardon (1st season); Cherokee Trail — Dick Hormann (11th season); Eaglecrest — Yvette Hendrian (2nd season); Gateway — Chance Siegele (1st season); Grandview — Dave Thies (2nd season); Hinkley — Bonnie Martinez (1st season); Overland — Kelly Jones-Wagy (2nd season); Rangeview — Bob Bushman (2nd season); Regis Jesuit — Charlie Wiliams (5th season); Smoky Hill — Mark Siemer (2nd season); Vista PEAK — Scott Lilley (2nd season)

Aurora players to watch: Kelsey Biaggi, Grandview, sr.; Laura Blackwood, Vista PEAK, fr.; Christian Bobian, Cherokee Trail, sr.;  Sami Brooks, Smoky Hill, soph.; Courtney Browne, Grandview, soph.; Lauren Buckley, Eaglecrest, jr.; Sarah Bushman, Eaglecrest, soph.; Lauren Caldwell, Regis Jesuit, sr.; Chelsea Clay, Cherokee Trail, sr.; Angela Cordova, Rangeview, soph.; Miranda Davis, Cherokee Trail, jr.; Giana DeVito, Regis Jesuit, jr.; Mikayla Faulkner, Eaglecrest, jr.; Rayle Glover, Eaglecrest, sr.; Zoe Hinton, Cherokee Trail, sr.; Taylor Leill, Cherokee Trail, sr.; Kat Maynard, Grandview, jr.; Shelby Paul, Vista PEAK, jr.; Alexa Romero, Eaglecrest, soph.; Maddie Siemer, Smoky Hill, soph.; Molly Sizemore, Vista PEAK, jr.; Nikki Sparacio, Smoky Hill, sr.; Emily Sparks, Cherokee Trail, sr.; Emily Supercynski, Grandview, jr.; Stephanie Xavier, Regis Jesuit, sr.; Lana Yeager, Smoky Hill, jr.;  Alyssa Yoshida, Cherokee Trail, fr.; Arrianna Zawatzki, Vista PEAK, jr.

Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at [email protected] or 303-750-7555. Twitter: @aurorasports. Facebook: Aurora Prep Sentinel