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Sports Shorts: Friday, April 12

Women's sports lead the news on national and local levels.

Poly High School Softball ladies celebrate on the field (Joan Sugimura/Poly High School)

Every Friday, we bring you a quick rundown of Riversiders achieving athletic excellence and a guide to matches and meets around the city. These events provide affordable, family-friendly entertainment and foster civic pride and community connections. See you in the bleachers.

Women’s Sports

Women’s sports are having a moment. The NCAA Women’s Basketball Championships, fueled by Caitlin Clark’s historic season, drew record ratings. The United States Women’s Soccer team had a return-to-form win in penalty kicks in the She Believes Cup over emerging rival Canada. Nine-year-old Dakota Watson won the hearts of Americans by making three incredible putts at the Masters in an exhibition match with her dad Bubba.


In local news, Poly High School Softball ladies are on a tear. With only a few games left before post-season play, the Bears have a 22-1-1 record and are ranked sixth in the state. Senior shortstop and team captain Corina Jaimes has accrued a .519 batting average and seven home runs this season. Congratulations, and we will follow up on what we all hope is a deep run in the CIF playoffs.