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Softball: Boyd, Paradise players earn All-District honors

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Boyd senior Kristin Rasbury and Paradise junior Kendall Candioto made the District 8-3A first-team after successful 2018 campaigns in the circle.

KENDALL CANDIOTO. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

Rasbury went 8-14 for the Lady Jackets and sported a 4.58 ERA. She struck out 128 and helped Boyd make a push for a playoff spot in the second half of district play. At the plate, she hit .483 with 27 RBIs and four home runs.

Candioto compiled an 11-9 record for Paradise with a 2.87 ERA. Six of Candioto’s nine losses came by one run. In the second-to-last game of the regular season, Candioto threw 13 and one-thirds innings in a 3-2 loss to Wichita Falls City View.

Boyd’s Jordan Salmon, Sydney Langley and Kristen Whatley also earned first-team honors for the Lady Jackets. Salmon hit .333 and drove in 19 runs. Langley batted .451 and knocked in 38 runs. Whatley had a .268 average and drove in 12.

The Lady Panthers’ other first-team selections included catcher Christina Tipton and second baseman Maddie Terry. Tipton hit .340 for Paradise in the clean-up spot, driving in 19 runs on the year.


MVP: Haleigh Hogan, Henrietta

Offensive MVP: Taylor McCarty, Bowie

KRISTIN RASBURY. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

Defensive MVP: Maddie Brown, Henrietta

Pitcher of the Year: Maddie Chalenburg, Wichita Falls City View

Utility Player of the Year: Maylie Short, Bowie

Newcomer of the Year: Whitney Zaloski, Wichita Falls City View

Coaching Staff of the Year: Henrietta


Pitcher: Kendall Candioto, Paradise; Kristin Rasbury, Boyd; Marshal Gillitt, Holliday;

Catcher: Jordan Salmon, Boyd; Christina Tipton, Paradise; Mackenzie Cave, City View;

First base: Sydney Langley, Boyd; Callie Melton, Bowie;

Second base: Maddie Terry, Paradise; Addison Nichols, Holliday;

Shortstop: Hadlee Richardson, Jacksboro; Katie Newberry, Henrietta; Olivia Ford, City View;

Third base: Bailey Wright, Holliday; Kylee Hunter, Henrietta;

Outfield: Kristen Whatley, Boyd; Katelyn Allison, Bowie; Trinity Tisdale, Jacksboro; Cameron Byers, Henrietta; Kylee Erikson, Henrietta; Kalico Burkes, Henrietta; Kori Hurd, City View;

Designated player: Isabel Cervantes, City View; Kaitlynn Weatherread, Holliday


First base: Tori Green, Paradise

Shortstop: Kaycee Martin, Paradise

Third base: Kaylee Rutledge, Boyd; Kailey Thomas, Paradise

Outfield: Makenna Hudson, Paradise; Keylee Winters, Paradise; Sarah McKinney, Paradise


Boyd: Jules Tullos, Morgan Pitts, Hannah Radke, Emma Clark