Early earns 13 academic all-district honors, seven for Bangs

Five Early Lady Horns and four Bangs Lady Dragons received 6-3A all-district volleyball accolades, as the coaches recently revealed their selections.

Lady Horn junior middle blocker Kacee Gober was selected Blocker of the Year, sophomore outside Trinity Tomlinson was a first-team choice, senior setter CyLee Tyson made the second-team and junior outside hitter Ellie Ryan and junior libero Emma Loven both received honorable mention.

For the Lady Dragons, junior outside hitter Kenzie Baker landed on the second team while honorable mention recipients included sophomore middle blocker Kyra Smith, sophomore outside hitter Trenedi Deal and senior outside hitter Vanessa Perez.

On the academic all-district team, Early's Loven was named Academic Player of the Year while the entire Lady Horns roster earned honors. Joining Loven were Gober, Tomlinson, Tyson, Ryan, Hope Boswell, Hallie Brinson, Vance Cady-Gordon, Morgan Luckie, Lainey Speck, Brilee Tabor, Jenna Whitehead and Taylor Turner.

Academic all-district honorees for Bangs were Baker, Perez, Deal, Marianna Alvarado, Skylar Hutchins, Sydney Horton and Serenity Hyles.

The District 6-3A volleyball MVP was Comanche senior outside hitter MaCayla Courtney. The rest of the superlative awards include Breckenridge senior middle blocker Madison Stanley as Offensive Player of the Year; Eastland senior libero Savannah Blount as Defensive Player of the Year; Breckenridge sophomore setter Kinley Kennedy as Newcomer of the Year; Dublin sophomore Jordyn Ricks as Setter of the Year; Dublin outside hitter Angelica Linan as Server of the Year; and Comanche's Traci Pettit as Coach of the Year.

Rounding out the first-team picks were Breckenridge senior middle blocker Mckenna Moser, Comanche senior middle blocker Mandy Carter, Comanche senior outside hitter Ashley Jones, Dublin senior outside hitter Kyleigh Bamber and Eastland junior outside hitter Maggie Morton.

The remainder of the second team included Breckenridge senior outside hitter Kelli Wilcox, Dublin senior libero Hailey Ortega, Comanche senior setter Emily Tindol, Comanche senior libero Arlene Aguinaga and Eastland sophomore middle blocker Hannah Jordan.