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Gary Mares, Head Coach


Horizon High School
5321 East 136th Ave.

2018 Future’s/ Rising Stars Professional Showcase/ Clinic

We are having to move the showcase back a week to the 16th (same time 5-7). Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly and sorry for the inconvenience.


Information: Email Coach Gary.Mares@adams12.org
Official Website Horizon Softball


Gary E. Mares


NCAA Clearinghouse

2017 Softball Calendar

8th Grade Professional Showcase

Pre-Season Camp Registration Form

Strength and Conditioning Release Form

Summer Athletic Performance Program

Lady Hawks Softball Team Handbook

Plan accordingly for these opportunities to give you a run 

down including guidance, teaching, training, and more to help prepare you for everything you will see at tryouts! 

C-Team Schedule-tbd

JV Schedule-tbd

Varsity Schedule-tbd

Hawks News 



Paln accordingly for these opportunies to give you a run down including guidance, teaching, training and more to help prepare you for eveything you will see at tryouts!



We Play Hard!”


Your commitment to the off-season and pre-season shows your commitment to your success as well at the programs success!

Congratulations to Kayla Kascak and Jessica Arellano for making 1st Team Academic All-State. Courtnie Heller made Honorable Mention Academic All-State. 


2017 All Conference Awards:

1st Team                       Aubree Karraker (Junior)

2nd Team                      Maddelynne Blood-Smyth (senior)

Honorable Mention        Courtnie Heller (senior), Taylor Humpries (junior)


2017 Team Awards:

Most Improved                        Nonica Rivera (senior)

MVP                                          Nonica Rivera (senior)

HAWK Award (best embodies the complete player from character, work ethic, coachability, leadership, commitment)   Maddelynne Blood-Smyth (senior)


 Also, please congratulate the following for inking their name to play collegiately on National Signing Day!

Nonica Rivera-      Lamar Community College

Courtnie Heller-        Tyler Junior College 

Madelynne Blood-Smyth-    Fort Lewis

Quick Facts


Coach Mares has led the Hawks for the past 4 seasons. Under Mares, Horizon has been to Regionals twice (2014, 2012) and State once (2014). In 2014, the Hawks became the first team in school history  to win a game in the State Tournament (It was only the second time they have qualified for the State Tournament) while making it to the "Elite 8". The 2014 club set records for wins (12) and games played (24).








Parent Letter

Dear Parents,


Thanks for your interest in the “Lady Hawk” Fastpitch Softball Program and in helping your student athlete. We as coaches need to remember that it’s an honor and a privilege to handle someone’s child. You would not send your child to a day care that had a bad reputation.


You need to know we will be taking the time to see how our players feel from the enclosed questionnaire.


Remember the bunt defense, rise ball, two-strike approach, etc… that we teach them will not have anything to do with their marriage, job, or raising their children. If we refer to ourselves as “coaches”, we need to get them ready for the “Real Games”, life’s personal and professional changes.


The players will “never care to see how much we know, until they know how much we care”!


The Lady Hawk Fastpitch Softball Program will always remember that we are in the kid business, not softball!




Gary E. Mares


Gary E. Mares

Head Softball Coach, Horizon High School