Skyview felt it had something going last season. The Storm started 11-0 with wins over eventual 2A champion Washougal, Oregon 5A semifinalist Wilsonville and California Division III champion Oakland.
And then came the injuries. All-league selections Remingtin Riley and Kazz Parks both went down and the Storm sputtered to a 17-7 finish.
This year, the Storm are again healthy. Riley graduated, but Parks returns for her senior season as the team leader and a hungry group around her.
“We’re trying to go to state,” coach Brett Johnson said. “We shouldn’t settle for anything less.”
Skyview last qualified for the state regionals in 2016.
Joining the 5-foot-8 Parks in an impressive starting rotation is all-league returner 5-foot-11 Maddie Hendricks and softball standout Mikelle Anthony.