Freshman pitcher Samantha Clakely led a strong late-season run by the Carthage Lady Bulldog softball team as she, along with several other CHS players, were rewarded for their outstanding play by being named to the All-District 16-3A squad that was released last week.
Clakely was the top pitcher on the Carthage team that finished second in the league race behind eventual state tournament participant Henderson. The Lady Dawgs posted a 7-3 league record and an 18-17 overall mark. CHS advanced to the Area round of the playoffs, falling to North Forney.
Other Carthage named to the first-team all-district squad included junior Katelyn Pope, who was honored as a infielder and junior Shelby Soape, who was a first-team utility player.
Lady Bulldog sophomore Brooklyn Peace, senior Sara Clakley and Morgan Wedgeworth were all second-team infielders.
Carthage freshman Ashleigh Edge received honorable mention recognition.
2012 All-District 16-3A Softball Selections
Most Valuable Player
Tiarra Davis, Junior, Henderson
Natalie McQuiston, Junior, Henderson**
Tessa Thomas, Senior, Henderson
Katy Stephens, Junior, Gladewater
Pitcher of the Year
Samantha Clakley, Freshman, Carthage**
Co-Newcomer’s of the Year
Melanie Stephens, Freshman, Gladewater
Kami McCaw, Sophomore, Henderson
Coaching Staff of the Year
Infielders: Alison Waggoner, Senior, Henderson**; Ashlyn White, Junior, Spring Hill**; Sarah Hunger, Junior, Gladewater**; Katie Hickey, Junior, Gladewater; Makayla Sikes, Sophomore, Gilmer; Karley Free, Sophomore, Henderson.
Outfielders: Courtney Scott, Senior, Spring Hill**; Jennifer Armstrong, Junior, Henderson; Taylor White, Sophomore, Henderson; Katelin Sikes, Senior, Gilmer; Katelyn Pope, Junior, Carthage.
Designated Player: Brooklyn Davis, Sophomore, Gladewater.
Utility Players: Shelby Soape, Junior, Carthage; Allison Akins, Sophomore, Spring Hill.
Infielders: Madison Martin, Sophomore, Spring Hill**; Brooklyn Peace, Sophomore, Carthage**; Sarah Clakley, Senior, Carthage**; Morgan Wedgeworth, Sophomore, Carthage; Keambria Hunter, Junior, Gladewater; Sassy Meadows, Sophomore, Gilmer.
Outfielders: Jenna Toon, Senior, Henderson**; Alyssa Jaloma, Senior, Gladewater**; Morgan Williams, Senior, Gilmer**; Ali Wood, Junior, Pittsburg**.
Designated Player: Taylor Sledge, Sophomore, Henderson.
Utility Player: Morgan McClellon, Freshman, Pittsburg.
Henderson: Jessica Thomas, Sophomore.
Carthage: Ashleigh Edge, Freshman.
(90 or above cumulative GPA)
Carthage: Morgan Wedgeworth, Sophomore;Brooklyn Peace, Sophomore; Ashleigh Edge, Freshman; Sarah Clakley, Senior; Brittany Addington; Sophomore; Samantha Clakley, Freshman, Brianna Gwinn, Freshman; Morgan Davis, Freshman; Marissa Snow, Sophomore; Katelyn Pope, Junior; Shelby Soape, Junior.
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