All-DeSoto County softball team announced
Hernando softball players dominate the all-DeSoto County softball team, voted on by coaches in the DeSoto County Schools.
Hernando, North Half 6A champions playing in the state championship series against Oak Grove (Hattiesburg), had first-team selections at seven of the eight available positions. Outfielders were grouped into one position and two outfielders were chosen.
First-team picks from Hernando were as follows: Ally Callahan (catcher), Emme muizers (first base), Jaclyn Carter (second base), Rylee Eyster (shortstop), Avery Wolfe (third base), Avery Taylor (outfield), and Janna Shaw (designated player).
The other first-team all-county selections were Megan Vinson of DeSoto Central (pitcher) and Reese Woods of Lake Cormorant (outfielder).
Second-team selections on the all-DeSoto County softball team were as follows: Julia Shaw of Hernando (pitcher), Molly Anderson of Lake Cormorant (catcher), Grace Smith of Lake Cormorant and Maddie McClendon of Southaven (first base), Reagan Dale of DeSoto Central (shortstop), Hannah Randl of DeSoto Central (third base), Natalie Gilmore of Lewisburg and Arin Dale of DeSoto Central (outfielder).
Named honorable mentions were: Gabby Dickerson of Lewisburg (pitcher), Savannah Wilbanks of DeSoto Central (catcher), Morgan Long of Southaven and Aubrey Williams of Lewisburg (shortstop), and Katie White of Hernando (outfielder).
Nicki Whitten of Hernando was named Coach of the Year.
Photo: Hernando softball players gather around coach Nicki Whitten. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)