Co-champs Bangs, Early combine for 20 all-district softball honors

Co-champs Bangs, Early combine for 20 all-district softball honors

The Bangs Lady Dragons garnered 11 accolades, while the Early Lady Horns were the recipients of nine honors as the All-District 6-2A softball rosters were recently revealed.

Bangs and Early, who shared the district championship, also earned a combined five superlative awards.

Lady Horn Samantha Hernandez was voted the district’s MVP, while Janae Williams was selected the defensive player of the year.

Lady Dragon Jaylee Roberts was tabbed co-offensive player of the year, Erin Anderson was chosen newcomer of the year and Bangs first-year head coach Scott Freeman was named co-coach of the year.

Bangs and Early landed three players apiece on the first team roster. For the Lady Horns, Aspen Escamilla, Parker Smith and Kassidy Allen made the cut. Lady Dragons on the first team included Courtney Owen, Kassidy Adams and Kady Kyle.

The two teams also earned three second-team honors apiece. For Bangs, Maddie Browning, Sarah Garcia and Raelee Francois received nods, while Ramsie Rodgers, Andee Jo Rose and Lily Reagan were honored from Early.

Receiving honorable mention for Bangs were Cheyenne Edwards and Savanna Rosenbusch, while Early’s Beale Madison Gordon also earned the honor.

The Lady Dragons finished with a 26-5 overall record and 13-1 district mark, advancing to the Region I-2A champion round.

The Lady Horns, under first-year head coach Alfonso Chavez, posted a 23-10 overall record and also finished district play at 13-1 en route to the area round of the playoffs.

Both Bangs and Early had their seasons ended at the hands of eventual regional champion Hawley.