Starks, Neel honored on all-district roster


Troup’s Jayla Starks, a senior, and Emily Neel were named to the 2018 All-District 15-3A softball roster.

Starks was named Defensive Player of the Year. Neel, a junior, was named Co-Utility Player of the Year. The pair helped lead the Lady Tigers into the playoffs this season.

Pitcher Tayler Vance was named to the First Team, as were designated hitter Alyssa Hearon and outfielder Josie Martin.

Second Team selections included infielder Kori Minnix and Kacie Young, who played in the outfield.

Grace Stone and Tiffany Lacy received Honorable Mention.

Troup players named to the Academic All-District roster included Alyssa Hearon, Tiffany Lacy, Josie Martin, Kori Minnix, Ashley Neel, Emily Neel, Alondra Salinas, Jayla Starks, Grace Stone, Tayler Vance and Kacie Young.

Arp’s Branausha Harris was named to the First Team as an infielder as was outfielder Rachel Mason. Pitcher Reagan Smith was named to the Second Team roster. Arp players who received Honorable mention included infielders Paige Laird and Halie Laird, as well as outfielders Jade Williams and McKensi Roberts.

Arp athletes who were named to the Academic All-District roster included Emily Day, Kyndel Fuller, Paige Laird, Katie Laird, Rachel Mason and McKensi Roberts.

McKinzee Settles of Harmony was named the District Most Valuable Player. Harmony won the district championship. Teammates Analese Cano was named Newcomer of the Year and Kaylee Clemens was named Co-Utility Player of the Year. Harmony coach Sheri Seahorn received Coach of the Year honors.

The Pitcher of the Year was Hannah Merritt of Sabine and teammate MaKenzie Cook received Co-Offensive Player of the Year honors. Also receiving Co-Offensive Player of the Year honors was MaKana Morton of West Rusk, and Sydnee Martin, also from West Rusk, was named Catcher of the Year.

The First Team roster included:

Pitcher - Juli Waddell, West Rusk.

Designated Hitter -Katelyn Welborn, Harmony.

Infield - Miranda Cook, Sabine; Katelyn Seahorn, Harmony; Brooklyn Floyd, West Rusk; and Tori Hudson, Harmony.

Outfield - Dacey Dawson, Harmony; Natalie Farrow, West Rusk; and Calleigh King, Sabine.

Also named to the Second Team roster were:

Pitcher - Madi Reed, Winona.

Designated Hitter - Maeghan Davis, West Rusk.

Infield - Alexa Makowsky, Harmony; Stephanie Hernandez, Winona; Sarah Davis, Sabine; and Allyson Floyd, West Rusk.

Outfield - Marlee Seahorn, Harmony; Tayler Davis, West Rusk; Kaelyn Kopper, Winona; and Genesis Willett, Sabine.

The Honorable Mention roster included:

Infield - Abigayle Hernandez, West Rusk; MaKayla Beebe, Winona; Hailey Jacobs, Winona; Joselyn Chavez, Winona; Blaire Kaufman, Sabine; and Andrea Busby, Sabine .

Outfield - Hope Howard, Harmony; Addison Yeadon, Winona; and Madison Rice, Sabine.

Also named to the Academic All-District roster were:

West Rusk - Kaelyn King; Brook Floyd; Natalie Farrow; Kaylee Driver; Tayler Davis; Maeghan Davis; MaKana Morton; Julie Waddell; and Grace Nichols.

Sabine - Cheyann Phelps; Madison Rice; Genesis Willett; Andrea Busby; Hannah Merritt; Calleigh King; Sarah Davis; Blaire Kaufman; Bailey Barrett; Miranda Cook; Brooke Shearer; MaKenzie Cook; Misty Pate; Kennedy Neighbors; Mercedes Willett; and Erika Lowry.

Harmony - Tori Hudson; Lorie Henry; Marlee Seahorn; Alexa Makowsky; Raylee Willie; Dacey Dawson; Kaylee Clemens; Kinzee Settles; Analese Cano; Madi Rhame; and Katie Burkham.


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