WOAY – The Class AA all-state teams for both softball and baseball were announced Tuesday, as determined by the West Virginia Sportswriters Association. Area players receiving honors are listed below.
First Team: Delaney Buckland (Independence, pitcher); Olivia Barnett (Shady Spring, infielder); Kaylen Parks (Independence, catcher, team captain)
Second Team: Destiny Blankenship (Independence, outfielder); Olivia Hylton (Wyoming East, utility)
Honorable Mention: Alyssa Lilly (Shady Spring), Gabby Smith (Nicholas County), Kendall Martin (Independence), Paige Laxton (Wyoming East),
First Team: Carson Deeb (Bluefield, pitcher); Parker Redden (Shady Spring, catcher); Michael McKinney (Independence, infielder); Atticus Goodson (Independence, outfielder); Clay Basham (Independence, utility player)
Second Team: Hunter Harmon (Bluefield, infielder); Rylee Nicholas (Nicholas County, infielder); Alex Johnston (Shady Spring, infielder); Brandon Wiley (Bluefield, outfielder); Spencer Kenney (Westside, utility)
Honorable Mention: Carson Brown (Independence), Kerry Collins (Bluefield), Elijah Farrington (Independence), Andy Lester (Independence), Thatcher Poteat (Shady Spring), Bryson Redmond (Bluefield), Brandon Simpson (Wyoming East), Kobey Taylor-Williams (PikeView), David Young (Shady Spring)