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Valencia High Graduate Earns SEC Softball Player Of The Week

madison_shipman_copyValencia High graduate Madison Shipman was selected as the SEC softball player of the week.

Shipman, a sophomore at the University of Tennessee, hit four home runs and drove in 13 runs against Georgia and Auburn for the week of April 2-8.

The Tennessee softball team, ranked No. 9 in the NCAA, swept Auburn for the first time in school history. Shipman homered in all three games and hit a grand slam in the series opener. She collected four home runs and hit two in Sunday’s game, a 6-2 win over Auburn.

She drove in both runs with a single in a 2-1 win over Georgia.

Shipman leads the SEC in RBIs with 26, hits with 22, and total bases with 42.

Valencia High Graduate Earns SEC Softball Player Of The Week

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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!”