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Chicks dig the long ball: Lady Eagle pair tops list in all-star home run derby

By Maurice Patton

MURFREESBORO — Hailey Jones hit 20 home runs Thursday — 19 to win the Home Run Derby portion of the Tennessee Softball Coaches Association’s all-star event at Riverdale’s Lady Warrior Field, and one to prevent the Middle Tennessee stars from getting swept on the day.

Following her Summertown teammate Claire Woods, who hit 17 homers to take the lead in the slugging exhibition, Jones caught fire from the left side of the plate.

“I knew Hailey was going to beat me,” said Woods, the TSCA’s selection as Class A Miss Softball after a senior season during which she hit seven roundtrippers and batted .410 while going 21-1 with 197 strikeouts in the circle. “I just had a feeling. She kills it. She hits ‘em off me in practice, too.”

While Woods, a Middle Tennessee State signee, was a home run derby veteran — “I’ve never won one,” she said — Jones was a reluctant participant Thursday.

“I’ve never been in one before (Thursday),” the North Alabama recruit said. “I didn’t really want to do it at first, but my mom (Anisha) wanted me to do it. I did it because she wanted me to.”

As Jones said, she “started out kinda slow, but picked it up,” getting into a groove with the help of Lady Eagles coach Greg Burleson, who pitched to both.

Summertown coach Greg Burleson set up his two graduating seniors, Hailey Jones and Claire Woods, to take the top two spots in Thursday’s Home Run Derby as part of the Tennessee Softball Coaches Association’s all-star event at Riverdale. (Photo by Chris Yow / SM-Tn Sports)

“It helps that Coach Burleson was the one throwing to us,” Woods said. “That’s probably our last time he’ll be able to throw to us. It’s kinda bittersweet.”

Hitting out of the leadoff position primarily for the Class A state champion Lady Eagles, Jones led Summertown with 12 homers while batting .402 on the year.

“I consider myself more an ‘on-base’ hitter – line drives,” Jones said. “I was kinda nervous after (Woods) went up there. I thought, I’ll be happy if I just hit five over.

“When you hit one, it’s just like a repetitive thing. Just keep the same motion.”

Jones and Woods were the lone derby participants to hit more than 10 homers during the competition.

Woods worked the final three innings in the circle, with Jones getting the start at first base as the Middle Tennessee all-stars fell to the East Tennessee contingent 3-1 in the opening contest. The lone run for the Midstate stars came on a first-inning solo home run by Forrest’s Laura Mealer, also an MTSU signee.

Following a second East Tennessee win over the West stars by an 8-2 margin, Woods drew the pitching assignment with Jones in center field for the finale. Woods worked two scoreless innings, along with a triple and a single and two runs scored.

Jones had three hits, including a second-inning double and her seventh-inning solo shot that put the Midstate stars ahead 6-5 after the West team rallied from a five-run deficit.

Once again, though, the West rebounded and tied the game with a run in its final at-bat. Playing with a 1:45 time limit, the 6-6 deadlock at the end of regulation stood as the final score.

Following the game, Jones, Mealer and Forrest’s Ashley Milligan were announced as members of the Tennessee all-star team that will take on the Kentucky all-stars on June 30 at Warren South High School in Bowling Green.

The full list of Tennessee all-stars is as follows:

Aubrey Barnhart, Goodpasture; Delayna Bryant, Powell; Jessica Dennis, Sequatchie Co.; Eden Frazier, Heritage; Ellie Hickman, Rhea Co.; Jade Howard, Brighton; Hailey Jones, Summertown; Laura Mealer, Forrest; Ashley Milligan, Forrest; Kendal Pitts, Maryville; Catelyn Riley, Jefferson Co.; Mauri Robbins, Sweetwater; Syerra Rogers, East Hamilton; Becca Williams, Heritage; Cameron Young, Farragut.

Coaching carousel: Mt. Pleasant fills girls hoops spot, four openings still across Maury County

By Maurice Patton and Chris Yow

Mt. Pleasant administration confirmed Tuesday that Kansas native Hayden Pentecost will take over the Lady Tigers basketball program for the upcoming campaign, following the April dismissal of Amy Odom after two seasons.

Pentecost spent the previous two years as an assistant under veteran Summit girls basketball coach John Wild — a factor that weighed heavily into his hiring.

“We’re excited to have him,” Mt. Pleasant principal Ryan Jackson said. “He’s from the John Wild camp; he speaks highly of him.

“He’s fired up, excited. This is the perfect opportunity for him, and he’s diving in head-first. He’s excited about the film he’s seen, the team he has, and we’re excited to have him with us.”

The 24-year-old Pentecost — his birthday is July 27 — moved to Tennessee with his then-fiancee in 2018 after graduating from Wichita State. The Lady Spartans marked his first coaching assignment.

As did Jackson, Pentecost recognized the career jumpstart that working with Wild provides.

“Working with someone that’s done it for 30-plus years, you learn a lot,” he said. “I think the biggest thing for me was that he knew from Day One that I had aspirations to be a head coach. He showed me the ropes of everything outside the Xs and Os — what happens outside the court. That’s something I’m very grateful for.

“He’s been very helpful from the get-go. I’m sure he’ll still be available if I need help.”

With the boys and girls basketball programs both moving to Class AA for the upcoming classification period, Pentecost and his young charges will be heavily tested. Mt. Pleasant will be in District 10-AA along with Giles County, Lewis County, Loretto and Summertown — the latter two of which played for the Class A state title in March.

Loretto, making its third consecutive state tourney appearance, won the crown over a Lady Eagle team that was in the tournament for the third time in five years.

Mt. Pleasant won six games over the past two seasons under Odom.

“It’s going to be tough,” he said. “You’ve got to go out and give it your best shot. We’ll focus on us, work our butts off and compete, and hopefully good things will come from that — playing with confidence, trusting in your ability, staying within yourself, believing in what we’ve got in our locker room and just competing. That’s the goal.

“I haven’t met the girls yet. I’m looking forward to that. There’s a good young group that I understand is eager to get to work and get pushed and they want to have success. That’s something I’m excited about.”

“That’s why I think it was imperative to find somebody fearless (and) willing to take on that challenge,” Jackson said. “This is a solid group; they’re committed, fired up, ready to compete.

“We know it’s going to be tough; that’s nothing new. But the mindset is the same. We’re going to push forward, make no excuses and be as competitive as we can.”

Current Vacancies

Columbia Central girls basketball
After Joshua Bugg was relieved of his duties at the helm of the program, the school was forced to put its search on hold for a replacement following an administration shake-up. The Lady Lions have been without a coach since March 5. New principal Kevin Eady said the school reopened the posting and are selecting candidates for interviews beginning June 21 — a week before the TSSAA-mandated dead period (June 28-July 11).

Culleoka girls basketball
Derrick Adkison stepped down from his position after nine seasons at Culleoka on March 14. The Warriors’ former coach cited his desire to watch his son, who plays basketball for Santa Fe, as the biggest reason for the move. Culleoka athletics director Doug Sharp said interviews for the vacancy have been completed and an offer has been extended, with hopes of finalization before the dead period.

Columbia Central softball
Just before the 2021 season, coach Shelby Burchell Tietgens resigned abruptly in January, citing ‘philosophical differences’; assistant Hannah Thomason Cole was appointed to the position on an interim basis. Eady said the school reopened the posting and are selecting candidates for interviews beginning June 21.

Mt. Pleasant boys basketball
Chris Carney, who spent two seasons at the helm of Mt. Pleasant’s boys basketball team, was relieved of his duties on April 1. Carney has since accepted the girls basketball coaching job at his alma mater Camden. Mt. Pleasant has yet to narrow down its list of candidates to extend an offer, but principal Ryan Jackson said the interview process is ongoing.

Filled this year

Mt. Pleasant football — Kit Hartsfield
Hartsfield, who went 22-13 with three Class 6A state playoff appearances over the past three seasons at Blackman, succeeds Bronson Bradley at the Tigers’ helm. The younger brother of longtime Midstate girls basketball coach Wendi Hartsfield Scott (Lawrence County, Riverdale, Blackman), Kit began his coaching career immediately out of college, taking the helm at Oakland Middle School and spending three years as defensive backs coach under Thomas McDaniel at Oakland High School.

Summertown football — Dakota Crews
Crews, 30, joined former Summertown coach Leslie Mote’s staff after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant at Oakland. The only Mr. Football in the history of the Lewis County program, Crews worked under Bobby Sharp for six seasons at his alma mater after completing his collegiate playing career at Maryville College.

Zion Christian football — Jeff Jordan 
Following the March resignation of Brad Lowery, Zion Christian hired Jordan, a first-year coach, to take over the program. The 36-year-old Jordan is an area native, graduating in 2003 from Page before attending Purdue University. Embarking on his coaching career with two years at the middle school level at Franklin Road Academy, he spent a year at his high school alma mater before moving on to Ravenwood for three seasons. Last year, he served as defensive backs coach at Ensworth.

Lawrence County boys basketball — Joseph Wilson
Lawrence County hired Wilson, who spent the last 16 seasons as girls basketball coach at Winfield (Ala.), to succeed Shaen Clark. Wilson holds an overall record of 556-227 in Alabama with two final four appearances, three elite eight appearances and 13 regional championships — the equivalent to sectionals in Tennessee. He has 23 playoff appearances.

Independence boys basketball — Mark Wilkins
Jeff Parker initially served in an interim role atop the Eagles’ program after Doug Keil’s abrupt departure in February, before Independence hired Mark Wilkins, who played for his father, Mitch, at Henry County before graduating from Lipscomb University in 2012. Wilkins spent three seasons as an assistant at Beech — under current Williamson County Schools athletics director Darren Joines — prior to taking the position at South Gibson. In six seasons at the Medina, Tenn., school, he posted a 112-68 record, leading the Hornets to District 13-AA championships each of the last two years.

Independence girls basketball — Tony Hill
Former Centennial coach Tony Hill was hired in April to take over the program, which has been marred by inconsistency in the head coaching seat in recent years. Hill was most recently a member of the girls basketball coaching staff at Riverdale, and led Centennial to a four-year record of 55-48 from 2013-17, with the Lady Cougars posting their first winning record (18-8) in 2015-16 followed by a 19-win performance a year later. Two months later, Hill resigned to take over the girls program at Portland. He’s since spent a season at Huntland and the last two at Riverdale. Hill succeeds Mary Beth White, the Independence athletics director, who stepped in following Bryan Glasner’s suspension and subsequent resignation.

Summertown girls basketball — Jeremy Jean
Jeremy Jean was hired to succeed Catie Embrey at Summertown in May following Embrey’s resignation. After serving as an assistant at Lincoln County and at Franklin County — serving under current Summit coach John Wild in the latter stop — as well as at Motlow State, Jean went 254-125 with the Lady Rockets with four regular-season district championships, two district tourney titles, three region tournament crowns and one state quarterfinal appearance. Jean’s wife, Beth, played at Summertown and made successive state tourney visits in 2004, ’05 and ’06.

TSSAA Board of Control reinstates scrimmages, jamborees for upcoming gridiron preseason

By Maurice Patton

News that the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Board of Control voted during its two-day meeting that concluded Wednesday to allow “normal” preseason activities for the 2021-22 school year was of no surprise to local football coaches.

“We took some proactive steps and went ahead and scheduled our scrimmages, 7-on-7 dates, anticipating this decision,” Columbia Academy coach Charlie Lansdell said. “We didn’t want to be stuck. We knew as soon as they made that ruling, everybody would be calling and filling up their schedules pretty quick. We actually started that back in the spring, making plans for this coming summer.

“We didn’t want to be caught with the opportunity to do it and not have the opportunity to do it.”

Among the guidelines established last summer because of the pandemic were that athletic programs were unable to participate in any activities involving another team prior to regular-season competition. Wednesday’s vote clears the way for a return to passing tournaments, scrimmages and jamborees prior to the Aug. 20 start of the 2021 gridiron campaign.

“I’m just glad we have an opportunity to do a better job of preparing for the season,” Columbia Central coach Jason Hoath said. “Last year, going in and not seeing another team until Game 1 – that’s difficult.

“Seeing them in live competition against other schools really helps you determine a lot before Game 1.”

And there’s much to determine for most area football programs. Both Columbia Central and Spring Hill will debut new starting quarterbacks, while Kit Hartsfield at Mt. Pleasant is one of three new coaches locally.

“This gives us a chance to compete before the season actually starts, with 7-on-7 and scrimmages,” Hartsfield said. “We were concerned with that, basically starting from scratch and not being able to put the kids through a competitive environment.”

Spring Hill will host a 7-on-7 event on June 24, with a number of area teams participating. Columbia Central will hold a gathering two days prior, with various squads also set to compete at Shelbyville and at Giles County prior to the two-week dead period that begins June 28.

“Last year was the best reason why it’s a good thing,” Raiders coach Ben Martin said regarding the return of preseason work. “Our first scrimmage, seeing a team with a different jersey, was Game 1 when it counts. You’re trying to get two scrimmages and four or five 7-on-7s in one game, that’s going to count on our record.

“It seems like everything gets turned up a notch when you’ve got a different opponent going against you – not the same guys you see every day. You can practice, but you can’t simulate that going against another team, the speed, the timing with the receivers.”

The Board of Control also voted to remove restrictive probation for the Franklin County and Shelbyville football programs, making them eligible for postseason play. Both were sanctioned last fall following an unsportsmanlike incident during their Week 10 contest and were ineligible for the 2021 state playoffs as a result.

Minutes from the meeting also acknowledged Zion Christian Academy’s departure from the TSSAA. Zion Christian intends to participate in the Tennessee State Independent Athletic Association for at least the next two years.

In other board action:

● A request from members of Region 6-AAAA to hold their basketball tournament at a central site was approved, as the Region 6-AAA tourney has previously been conducted. The new region will consist of Brentwood, Centennial, Franklin, Hillsboro and Overton from District 11-AAAA and Columbia Central, Independence, Nolensville, Ravenwood and Summit of District 12-AAAA.

● A proposed two-year extension to contracts with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce for the Division I girls and boys basketball tournaments and Spring Fling was approved. Those events will remain at Middle Tennessee State University’s Murphy Center and at locations in and around Murfreesboro, respectively, through the 2022-23 school year.

A number of adjustments to the bowling competition and postseason formats were approved, including the addition of sectional tournaments as qualifiers for individual state tourneys.

Nothing pretty about Post 19 season-opening victory

By Maurice Patton

COLUMBIA — For Scott Beasley and the Columbia Post 19 Seniors, Tuesday night’s first game of the season against visiting Huntsville (Ala.) Post 237 was just that – a first game.

The two teams combined for 28 walks, four hit batters and just 11 hits as the hosts won 17-5 in six innings.

Originally scheduled as a doubleheader, rain delayed the start and rust prompted both coaching staffs to cut the night short.

“It served a purpose,” Beasley said regarding the contest. “We saw a couple of things. I liked the effort. It’s always a positive when they play hard.”

Weather aside, the night got off to a rough start as Post 19 starter Dawson Hargrove walked four in two-thirds of an inning before he was stunningly ejected by the field umpire, presumably for expressing his displeasure over a questionable strike zone.

Taking advantage of six hits and 16 free passes, Post 19 scored multiple runs in four of its five at-bats – including seven in the fifth inning, when they sent 12 to the plate, drew six walks and recorded just two outs before going back on defense.

Brett Bell had two of Post 19’s six hits, with Nathaniel Huntzinger and Brandon O’Brien each adding singles. Drake Blackwood doubled, as did Brantly Whitwell; the Spring Hill graduate and Columbia State signee added one of those ‘effort’ plays as he ranged into the left-center field alley to flag down a deep drive by the visitors and save a fourth-inning run.

Hargrove was the first of six pitchers to see work for the hosts. He, Ben Farrell, Shelton Blackwell, Hudson Adams, Huntzinger and Caden Czajka combined to allow five hits and strike out 12.

For the most part, though, the game was an opportunity for Post 19 to get on the field before traveling to Murray, Ky., this weekend for the Mayfield Post 26 Invitational tournament.

“The Summertown kids had a little quicker turnaround,” Beasley said, referring to Blackwood and Grant and Gavin Burleson, who played in the Class A state tournament a couple of weeks ago. “For most of these guys, it was their first time (to play competitively) in a month.

“We’re just knocking the rust off. Pretty much everybody got three at-bats, their first against live pitching in a while. We’ll build on it this weekend. There’s a lot to build on and a long way to go.”

Photos by Chris Yow / SM-Tn Sports

Rain, rain, go away: Post 19 is ready to open ’21 season

By Maurice Patton

Looking to get back on the field for the first time since August 2019, Scott Beasley and his Columbia Post 19 Seniors may have to wait a little longer.

Scheduled to open the 2021 season with a Tuesday doubleheader at Columbia State’s Dave Hall Field against Huntsville (Ala.) Post 237, the weather forecast doesn’t look favorable for those games to be played.

“After last summer, having to cancel for COVID purposes, it feels like it’s been forever since we’ve been out there,” Beasley said. “It’s certainly something to look forward to.

“You don’t realize you miss it until you go a summer without it. We’re definitely glad to be back out there. (But) Tuesday’s games are very much in doubt.”

With a weekend tournament in Murray, Ky., a June 15 road matchup against Pulaski Post 60 and a tourney June 18-20 in Troy, Ala., Post 19 isn’t set to play another home game until June 23. Old Hickory is slated to play a single nine-inning contest at Columbia State.

When Beasley’s bunch does take the field, it’ll be a differently constructed roster than most he has previously encountered.

Veteran Post 19 Seniors coach Scott Beasley will have more versatility with this year’s roster than previous teams, particularly with his pitching options. (Photo by Ric Beu / SM-Tn Sports)

“A lot of years we have the set five or six ‘pitchers only’, you’ve got 10 or 11 position players and you’ve got your set everyday lineup,” he said. “It’s pretty easy to make the lineup out every day. This team is really deep on two-way players that can do a little bit of everything. A lot of guys can do both. Juggling lineups is going to be way harder.”

Of the 17-player roster, 12 are listed as pitchers; nine of those are listed at other positions as well.

Leading that contingent are three players from the Summertown team that reached the Final Four of the Class A high school state tournament a couple of weeks ago – Columbia State signee Grant Burleson, the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association’s Class A Mr. Baseball, and Eagle teammates Drake Blackwood and Gavin Burleson.

Spring Hill’s Brantly Whitwell (Columbia State) and Dawson Hargrove (Southwest Tennessee) are also two-way players, as are Columbia Central’s Caden Czajka and Marshall County’s Ryan Kirby (Martin Methodist) and Bryson Hammons.

“It’s exciting and challenging, making sure everybody gets playing time,” Beasley said. “Some of your top hitters are also some of your top pitchers. It’s definitely a little different dynamic, but something I’m excited for to see how it all fits together.”

Adding to the challenge is that, with last year’s off year, none of this year’s team members have played for Beasley, who has coached the Post 19 Seniors since 2011.

“Usually the way our team rolls over, you always have five or 10 kids each summer that you’ve already had one year, if not two,” he said. “It’s definitely almost like completely starting over.

“I think the first few weeks are going to be – I don’t want to say difficult, but might be bumpy, getting everything figured out, kids figuring out their roles.”

Columbia Academy catcher Max Ballard (Freed-Hardeman) and former Spring Hill infielder Brett Bell (Jackson State) are also on the roster, along with recent Raider graduates Brandon O’Brien (Martin Methodist) and Nathaniel Huntzinger (Freed-Hardeman).

With so many players heading to various collegiate programs at the conclusion of the summer season, Beasley considers the presence of former Post 19 standouts Will McCall and Colton Teal on his coaching staff (along with Chris Sockwell) a key factor.

“It’s always good to have a couple of guys that are still playing in college (McCall at Freed-Hardeman, Teal at North Alabama) that can relate to the kids – let the kids pick their brains on how it is at different schools, what to expect when they get to college,” he said. “Knock on wood, usually everybody that plays for us is either already signed to play somewhere or on campus somewhere, or they want to sign somewhere and get a chance to play college baseball.

“Part of our job is getting them ready for that different mindset, trying to get them ready for that transition. I don’t care what level you go to, that first week of fall practice at the college level slaps everybody in the face. We try to get them as ready for that as we can.”

The 2019 edition of the Post 19 Seniors finished 17-12-2, dropping both its games at the American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament in Tampa.

Beasley’s looking for an improved product this time around.

“I think the strength of this team will be pitching,” he said. “Hargrove was great for Spring Hill this year, both Burlesons were good for Summertown. (Carson) Cheek was Marshall County’s No. 1.

“I think this is a good group. I’m definitely excited to see how they play.”

Woods earns Miss Softball kudos as all-star, all-state teams named

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Summertown’s Claire Woods has been named Middle Tennessee Class A Miss Softball by the Tennessee Softballl Coaches Association, and she and teammate Hailey Jones will represent the Lady Eagles in the TSCA All-Star Game scheduled for June 17 at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro.

The duo led Summertown to a 3-0 victory over Eagleville in the state tournament finals on May 28, marking the program’s second Class A championship in four years along with a runner-up finish.

Woods, a Middle Tennessee State signee, went 21-1 with 16 shutouts, striking out 197 in 126 innings and compiling an earned run average of 0.67 in the circle. She also batted .410 with seven home runs and 32 RBIs.

Jones, who has signed with North Alabama, hit .402 with 12 homers and 39 RBIs.

Joining them on the Midstate all-star squad are Jenna Blanton and Ashley Milligan from the Class AA state titlist Forrest Lady Rockets, and Keri Munn and Justus Turner from the Class AAA runner-up Coffee County Lady Raiders.

Munn was named Class AAA Miss Softball for Middle Tennessee by the coaches association.

Columbia Academy juniors Myleah Hardy and Averi Slaughter each received all-state accolades from the association, as did Blanton, Milligan and Laura Mealer from Forrest

The June 17 festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with a contest between the East and Middle stars, followed by a 12 noon home run derby. At 12:30 p.m., the East and West stars will face off, with all-state selections and Miss Softball honorees to be presented at 2:30 p.m. The Middle and West stars will play at 3 p.m. Following the final game, the Tennessee roster for the June 30 Tennessee/Kentucky All-Star Game in Bowling Green will be announced.

All-star, Miss Softball and all-state selections are:

East All-Stars: Shelby Blake, Gibbs; Delayna Bryant, Powell; Hannah Cooper, Grace Chr.-Knoxville; Ella Edgmon, Sequatchie Co.; Eden Frazier, Heritage; Ellie Hickman, Rhea Co.; Kendal Pitts, Maryville; Catelyn Riley, Jefferson Co.; Mari Robbins, Sweetwater; Syerra Rogers, East Hamilton; Courtney Sneed, Soddy Daisy; Brecca Williams, Heritage; Cameron Young, Farragut. Coaches — Jeff Sherman, Heritage; McKenzie Sherman, Heritage; Ashley Day, Heritage; Hillary Love, Jefferson Co.

East Miss Softball: Class A – Kara VonAchen, Coalfield; Class AA – Ella Edgmon, Sequatchie Co.; Class AAA – Avery Flatford, Farragut.

East all-state: Shelby Blake, Gibbs; Sierra Brown, Walker Valley; Breanna Bumgardner, Gibbs; Hannah Cooper, Grace Chr.-Knoxville; Makayla Cooper, Union Co.; Brooklyn Copley, Grainger; Caitlin Dixon, Grace Chr.-Knoxville; Hayden Dye, Powell; Addy Edgmon, Sequatchie Co.; Lainey Fitzgerald, Meigs Co.; Eden Frazier, Heritage; Katie Fultz, Coalfield; Gracie Gray, Hardin Valley; Ellie Hickman, Rhea Co.; Reese Knox, East Hamilton; Hailey Leslie, Walker Valley; Taylor Lloyd, Soddy Daisy; Kennedy Majors, Meigs Co; Kendal Pitts, Maryville; Catelyn Riley, Jefferson Co.; Mari Robbins, Sweetwater; Syerra Rogers, East Hamilton; Hannah Skiles, Sale Creek; Olivia Smith, Heritage; Courtney Sneed, Soddy Daisy; Ally Starnes, Sweetwater; Shelby Sullivan, Sale Creek; Lexie Sykes, Grainger; Allyssa Williams, Lakeway Chr.; Cameron Young, Farragut.

Middle All-Stars: Jenna Blanton, Forrest; Krychet Grigsby, Station Camp; Lauren Hosford, Riverdale; Hailey Jones, Summertown; Jordan Key, Livingston Acad.; Ashley Milligan, Forrest; Keri Munn, Coffee Co.; Killian Roberts, Blackman; Abby Shoulders, Macon Co.; Justus Turner, Coffee Co.; Sydney Weatherford, Clarksville; Ashton Wheeler, Riverdale; Claire Woods, Summertown; Gracelyn Woollen, Clarksville. Coaches — John Conditt, Macon Co.; John Bush, Gordonsville; Christi Bingham, Riverdale.

Middle Miss Softball: Class A – Claire Woods, Summertown; Class AA – Abby Shoulders, Macon Co.; Class AAA – Keri Munn, Coffee Co.; Division II – Aubrey Barnhart, Goodpasture.

Middle all-state: Brianna Asmondy, Springfield; Macauley Bailey, Station Camp; Paige Bagwell, Clarksville Chr.; Shelby Baker, Waverly; Kailey Binkley, Goodpasture; Jenna Blanton, Forrest; Faith Brown, Goodpasture; Cadence Carter, Macon Co.; Macey Ciramella, Middle Tennessee Chr.; Madison Croxford, Station Camp; Kaitlyn Davis, Coffee Co.; Kristen Eversole, Trousdale Co.; Kiya Ferrell, Coffee Co.; Myleah Hardy, Columbia Acad.; Jacey Hatfield, DeKalb Co.; Reagan Hurst, Upperman; Hailey Jones, Summertown; Jordan Key, Livingston Acad.; Sarah Kinderdine, Blackman;  Aliyah Kingery, Clay Co.; Maddie Lee, Trousdale Co.; Esther McFarlin, Riverdale; Macy Meador, Macon Co.; Laura Mealer, Forrest; Elizabeth Miller, Friendship Chr.; Ashley Milligan, Forrest; Sarah Nicholson, Springfield; Kyleigh Pitzer, Wilson Central; Kailey Plumlee, Gordonsville; Mel Pride, Upperman; Killian Roberts, Blackman; Averi Slaughter, Columbia Acad.; Alaina Smith, Lebanon; Breanna Snyder, Northwest; Morgan Walker, DeKalb Co.; Ester White, Waverly; Ester White, Waverly; Avery Woodard, Smith Co.; Gracelyn Woollen, Clarksville.

West All-Stars: Abby Berry, Camden; Nevaeh Davis, Bruceton; Reagan Hamm, Dyersburg; Alix Hampton, Camden; Jade Howard, Brighton; Kalynn Howard, Covington; Ashlyn Gray, Ripley; Laura Kirkpatrick, Trinity Chr.; Lilly Kramer, Trinity Chr.; Ali Naumann, Tipton-Rosemark; Zoey Neal, Gibson Co.; Halle Grace Patton, Hardin Co.; Charli Rice, Tipton-Rosemark; Lauren Vickery, Covington. Coaches — Adam Blackburn, Camden; Chris Peebles, Camden; Justus Cousar, Covington.

West Miss Softball: Class A – Zoey Neal, Gibson Co.; Class AA – Kalynn Howard, Covington; Class AAA – Halle Grace Patton, Hardin Co.; Division II – Charli Rice, Tipton-Rosemark.

West all-state: Abby Berry, Camden; Timily David, Brighton; Nevaeh Davis, Bruceton; Molli Deere, Riverside; Kennadie Gibson, Huntingdon; Anna Gover, Covington; Ashley Gray, Ripley; Raegan Hamm, Dyersburg; Alix Hampton, Camden; Brooke Harrison, Trinity Chr.; Brie Howard, Brighton; Laura Kirkpatrick, Trinity Chr.; Maria Murdaugh, Trinity Chr.; Ava Ozment, Dyer Co.; Josie Sanders, Huntingdon; Chloe Shelton, McNairy Central; Reagon Thompson, Dyer Co.; Pearson Vaugh, Ripley; Lauren Vickery, Covington.