Photo courtesy of Average Joe’s Sports Talk
Southside senior catcher Maddie Griffith (pictured above) was named MVP of the All-Etowah County Schools softball team as voted on by the six school system head coaches.
In 46 games, Griffith finished with 59 hits, 28 RBI, 26 runs and 22 steals and a .428 batting average while helping the Lady Panthers go 28-18 while winning the county and area tournament and qualifying for the East Regionals.
Joining Griffith on the first team were Glencoe’s Abi Bunt and Sardis’ Valerie Owens at catcher; West End’s Payton Hall, Sardis’ Kaydin Tarvin and Southside’s Lexie Darnell at pitcher; Sardis’
Jaylyn Hannah at utility; Glencoe’s Hailey Hanners at DP; West End’s Josie Bunch, Southside’s
Ava Ramsey, Gaston’s Brooklyn Whitten, Sardis’ Jayda Lacks, Southside’s Jasie Brooks and Hokes Bluff’s Abby Payne at infield; and Glencoe’s Emma Croy, Sardis’ Anna Kate Waldrop, Hokes Bluff’s Kayla Traylor and Southside’s Peyton Burrell at outfield.
Making the second team were Hokes Bluff’s Makenna Bennich and Gaston’s Emma Samples at catcher; Glencoe’s Summer Crump, Southside’s Jaylyn Allen and Gaston’s Lexie Ponce at pitcher; Glencoe’s Aubrey Maxwell at utility; Sardis’ Baylor Gilmer at DP; Glencoe’s Cayse Willett, Hokes Bluff’s Rosie Garrett and Ava Dodd, Southside’s Jovie Marble and West End’s Braylee King at infield; and Southside’s Rylann Shaw, West End’s Liddy Falkner and Daleigh Wheeler and Hokes Bluff’s Sophia Jackson at outfield.
Earning honorable mention recognition were Jordan Morris, Sadie Waldrop and Emma Hyfield from Glencoe; Mackenzie McCarver from Gaston; Peyton Ward and Rylie Hill from Hokes Bluff; Addi Mashburn, Kaylee Tarpley, Emma Finch and Bella Falkner from West End; Bailey Houston from Southside and Jade Knight from Sardis.