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Hart High Grad Up For USA Softball Collegiate Player Of The Year

khts_sportsA Hart High graduate might end up as the best collegiate softball player in the nation.

Jessica Shults, a junior at Oklahoma, is one of 25 finalists for the USA Softball collegiate player of the year. She is hitting .413 with 12 home runs and 38 RBIs in 41 games for Oklahoma.

In high school softball, Hart won the fifth-place game in the Woodbridge Tournament, 7-5, over Torrance.

The Indians scored five runs in the fifth inning to take the lead and win the Silver Bracket tournament game.

Jenae Coleman had two hits, drove in a run and scored a run for Hart. Teammate Sydney Troxel tripled and drove in two runs.

Tracy Chandless hit a three-run homer in Hart’s 5-2 win over Long Beach Wilson in the fifth-place semifinals. Coleman also drove in a run against Wilson.

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In auto racing, it was another rough weekend for the teams for Bryan Herta Autosport.

Alex Tagliani, driving for the team owned by Valencia’s Bryan Herta, was 21st in the Izod IndyCar Series race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. He fought an overheating engine and crashed midway through the race.

Will Power, driving for Team Penske, won his second Grand Prix of Long Beach race in a row.

In the Firestone Indy Lights race, Nick Andries, driving for Bryan Herta Autosport, was 13th at Long Beach. Esteban Guerrieri won the Indy Lights race.

In the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, Canyon High graduate Greg Pursley was 10th in the inaugural race at Havasu 95 Speedway.

Derek Thorn won the race, the first West Series win of his career. Dylan Kwasniewski, Pursley’s teammate at Gene Price Motorsports, was third.

Pursley, the reigning West Series champion, is fifth in the West Series standings after two races.

The Kings are up 3-0 in the first round of the NHL Western Conference playoffs after a 1-0 shutout over the Vancouver Canucks.

Dustin Brown scored the lone goal of the game in the third period to break a scoreless tie. Jonathan Quick recorded his second career playoff shutout making 41 saves.

Game 4 of the Western Conference playoffs is Wednesday night at Staples Center.

Follow Tim Haddock on Twitter @thaddock.

Hart High Grad Up For USA Softball Collegiate Player Of The Year

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About Connie Jones

Connie and her husband, John, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley almost 30 years ago. Living in Santa Clarita for that long is the direct opposite of Connie’s childhood. She was an Army ‘brat’ who moved every two to three years. Consequently, she has lived in many states and even spent three years in Europe. All three of her kids went to Santa Clarita schools. Connie says the best thing about her job at KHTS is that she is never bored. “If I’m not smiling, Carl is sure to ask why, just before giving me a mind-boggling project.” “KHTS AM-1220 is an integral part of our community and I’m glad to be a part of it. Besides, the DJs will take my request to play Shania Twain’s ‘Still the One’ for my wedding anniversary – gotta love that!”