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Hooks garners utility player honors

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, May 19, 2012

Harley Hooks threw the majority of the innings for the Alvord Lady Bulldogs but also found herself behind the plate catching.

{{{*}}}But throughout the season, Hooks swung a steady bat for Alvord, hitting .558 with a home run, 12 RBIs and 37 runs on 43 hits.

For her efforts, Hooks earned District 9-2A Utility Player of the Year.

Hooks was one of four Lady Bulldogs to receive all-district honors.

City View senior catcher Lacey Taylor earned MVP.

Holliday took the other four superlative awards. Jill Ledford took Defensive Player of the Year. Brittany Thompson earned Offensive Player of the Year. Emily Dyes was tabbed Freshman of the Year. Coach of the Year honors went to David Norris.

Alvord junior shortstop and pitcher Kala Cash made the first team. She hit .479 with 15 extra-base hits and 17 RBIs in 23 hits.

Alvord junior catcher Ariel Rogers and sophomore outfielder Kandi Rose made the second team. Rogers batted .482 with 16 RBIs and 18 runs on 27 hits. Rose hit .345 with 16 RBIs.

2011-12 DISTRICT 9-2A SOFTBALL TEAM

  • District MVP: Lacey Taylor, senior, City View
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Jill Ledford, senior, Holliday
  • Offensive Player of the Year: Brittany Thompson, senior, Holliday
  • Utility Player of the Year: Harley Hooks, senior, Alvord
  • Freshman of the Year: Emily Dyes, Holliday
  • Coach of the Year: David Norris, Holliday

FIRST TEAM

Shelby Payne, junior, City View; Jessica Orozco, sophomore, Ponder; Madaline Sewell, sophomore, Holliday; Andie Beer, sophomore, Ponder; Kimmie Berend, junior, Holliday; Madison McElroy, senior, Ponder; Taylor Stanfill, senior, City View; Cheyenne Bullock, junior, Krum; Kala Cash, junior, Alvord; Dayna Young, senior, Nocona; Brook Hoff, sophomore, Henrietta; JJ Ramos, junior, Henrietta; Kelci Bedingfield, junior, Holliday; Julia Schmaltz, junior, Krum; Carli Moore, junior, Ponder; Miami Robertson, freshman, Holliday

SECOND TEAM

Peyton Vardell, senior, Krum; Taylor Bennett, freshman, Henrietta; Cassie Pickett, sophomore, Henrietta; Ariel Rogers, junior, Alvord; Rosa Rodriguez, sophomore, Krum; Hannah Sharp, junior, Henrietta; Aislin Cummings, junior, Holliday; Hannah Prather; sophomore, Ponder; Makenzie Chapman, junior, Ponder; Callie Cradduck, junior, Krum; Deidra Barton, senior, City View; Jade White, junior, Henrietta; Kandi Rose, sophomore, Alvord; Peyton Padrosa, freshman, Krum; Taylor Tipton, junior, Ponder

HONORABLE MENTION:
Haylee Harris, junior, Alvord

ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

Ariel Rogers, junior, Alvord; Kandi Rose, sophomore, Alvord; Macy Pritchett, junior, Alvord

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