Lady Prospector Haro signs to play softball at Park University in Gilbert

Apache Junction High School senior Cori Haro recently signed to play softball at Park University in Gilbert. During the signing she requested that her teammates join her for the honor, according to a release. “Cori is a solid hitter. In her junior year she drove in 32 runs while hitting .489 and stole 11 bases. […]

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation to host co-ed softball leagues

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is offering adult co-ed softball leagues this fall at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road. League games will play Tuesday nights starting Nov. 6. Leagues are double header format (minimum 12 game guarantee) with a single elimination tournament for all teams. League runs approximately eight weeks, according to […]

AJHS softball hosts camp through parks and rec

Apache Junction High School softball hosted it’s annual summer camp the week of June 6 through Apache Junction Parks and Recreation. Local children were able to learn from Coach Ed Matlosz and his varsity players. “We have covered basically every mechanic and fundamental that we can think of,” Coach Matlosz said. “We have the girls […]

Apache Junction softball team sets its sights on playoffs

The Apache Junction High School boys baseball team wasn’t the only group to bring a winning mentality up from Cactus Canyon Junior High School. The girls softball team also won in 2012. “These girls are awesome to coach,” Head coach Ed Matlosz said. “Winning is contagious as you get confidence in your skills and you […]

AJHS Softball Camp

All photos copyright Independent Newsmedia Ed Matlotz, coach of Apache Junction softball, partnered with Apache Junction Parks and Recreation to conduct a camp at Apache Junction High School during the week of June 6. The camp was open to girls in fourth to seventh grades. The players learned from high school players and coaches. They […]

AJHS softball sneaks by Tempe to win senior day

It looked like Apache Junction was going to lose its senior night game against Tempe until senior Kayla Pettis-Miller went up to bat. “The whole game I had a rough game, and I decided to leave it on the mound after I left that position,” Kayla said. “And I went up to the box and […]

Apache Junction softball wins over QCHS

The Apache Junction softball team set the tone for the game early in the first inning when Denae Preuhs walked, and Kendra Pettis-Miller brought her home with a single.  The Lady Prospectors beat Queen Creek 2-1 during the Dobson-Westwood softball tournament, at Dobson High School. “This is the farthest we’ve ever gone in this tourney,” […]

Senior softball league now forming in Apache junction

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is now accepting teams and individual players to participate in its senior softball leagues. The city offers leagues for teams with players ages 70 and over on Mondays and teams with players ages 60 and over on Thursdays. Games start early January.

Registration per team is $350 if paid on Nov. 12 and $390 if paid after Nov. 12.
There will be an organizational meeting for the manager of each team at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, at Brookdale Apache Junction Senior Living, 2080 S. Ironwood Drive, to kick off the registrations and discuss details of the leagues. Brookdale will provide refreshments for team managers at this meeting, according to a press release.

For more information, stop by the parks and recreation office at 1001 N. Idaho Road or visit

Active men and women ages 60 and older who like slow pitch softball but having a hard time finding a team can participate in a drop-in senior softball program being offered by the parks and recreation department.

It will meet 10 a.m.-noon on Thursdays from Jan. 7 through March 10 on field No. 4 at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road. The program will cost $2 per person per week. Registrations are accepted in the parks and recreation office, online or on-site at Prospector Park during the program.

For more information on these or other programs and services, call the Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department at 480-983-2181 or visit its website. Once on the website, click on the Facebook and/or Twitter logo to follow the department and receive program updates.