NAMPA – At 7 a.m. Saturday morning, Nampa softball coach Stephen Imbriani – helping out as his school hosted the 2A state tournament – ventured to Target and began tossing white towels in his cart.

MERIDIAN — On the morning of the biggest game of her life, Kaliann Scoresby tossed pitches in the batting cages at Mountain View, preparing to start for Thunder Ridge in her team’s 5A state opener against Timberline. Scoresby, a freshman, was making her first state appearance — in her school…