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Gary Mares, Head Coach

Horizon High School
5321 East 136th Ave.


2017 Horizon Pre-season Softball Camp

*   DATES:    August 8th, 9th, & 10th

*  TIME:       3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

*   WHERE:   Horizon High School Softball Fields

COST:     $75 Make checks payable to Horizon High School

***Athletic Check-In dates are:

August 2nd-August 4th       8-12pm & 1-3pm
August 7th-August 9th      8-12pm & 1-3pm
      
Here is information from our Athletic Secretary:
      All required paperwork and info is on the Horizon Website. Official first day of practice is August 14th. Paperwork will not be accept on that day. Physicals, payment and the rest of the forms need to be turned into before August 14th. You can not tryout without the sports clearance from the athletic office.


***TBD-Fall Athletic Parent Meeting
***Tryouts/August 14-16th
    3:30-6:30 
    Horizon softball fields    

​Hope you are having a fun summer!​



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

 



-- 
Gary E. Mares

Links:

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

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Hawks News 

 

The 2017 season has already begun with the goal to improve individually and as a program!

 

 

Morning Strength and Conditioning program Monday & Thursdays from 5:45 a.m. 7:00 a.m.starting Monday, January 1st. Release and payment must be turned in before participation. All incoming 8th graders  can start on Monday, May 1st!


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!

 

Sincerely,

 

Gary E. Mares

 

Gary E. Mares

Head Softball Coach, Horizon High School