All-district volleyball selections abound for local players
The 14-5A and 8-6A all-district volleyball teams were announced recently and the list is dominated by Mansfield ISD players.
Some of the key selections for 14-5A include Summit’s Xariah Williams as the MVP and teammate Connie Banuelos as the Defensive Player of the Year.
Hitter of the Year was given to Legacy’s Janell Fitzgerald, while Setter of the Year is Timberview’s A’rmaria Wright.
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The Summit coaching staff, led by head coach Linda Alfaro, was named Staff of the Year.
In 8-6A, Mansfield’s Molly Phillips was tabbed as Newcomer of the Year.
First team all-district selections include: Legacy: Shelby Stewart; Lake Ridge: Capri Davis, Josannah Vazquez, Markenzie Benoit; Mansfield: Savannah Olivarez, Hannah Stenftenagel, Molly Phillips. Summit: Dajah Ard, Lejla Camdzic, Veronika Webb; Timberview: Kailyn Williams, Amari Mitchell.
Second team all-district players named include: Legacy: Riley McKean; Lake Ridge: Gabby Eugenio, Meliana Hlavac, Erika Styne; Mansfield: Joy Amusat, Abbey Waldrop; Summit: Maddey Ashby, Cortney Johnson; Timberview: Lexi Henson.
Honorable mention went to: Legacy: Madison Fielding, Bethany Ross; Lake Ridge: Cortlyn Stephenson, Lexi Potter; Mansfield: Madi Blank; Summit: Destiny Haynes, Ariel Usherwood; Timberview: Taylor Coleman.
Academic all-district awards include: Legacy: Lindsey Harris, Courtney Miller, Keslyn King, Shelby Stewart, Olivia Corzine, Madison Fielding, Ta’Lyn Moody, Riley McKean, Janell Fitzgerald, Atalie Crouch, Malaysia Murdock, Connor Wichterich, Bethany Ross, Lexi Contos, Mikal Reed, Karly Melton; Lake Ridge: Lindsay Johnson, Lauryn Tam, Megan Herring, Josannah Vazquez, Gabby Eugenio, Lauren Johnson, Madison Logan, Bryn Simmons, Cortlyn Stephenson, Erika Styne; Mansfield: Madi Blank, Hannah Stenftenagel, Joy Amusat, Savannah Olivarez; Summit: Cortney Johnson, Ariel Usherwood, Meredith Harris, Lejla Camdzic, Maddey Ashby, Ande Balson; Timberview: Leslie Hernandez, Cierra Jackson, A’rmaria Wright, Ananda Bryant, Alexia Henson, Amari Mitchell, Tyah Williams, Kailyn Williams, Katelynn Flack, Taylor Coleman, Dejah Bradley.
Mansfield Wrestling Club to gather tournament experience
The Mansfield Wrestling Club will compete at “The Hive” tournament in Azle this weekend.
The tournament is one of the first for the new program and head coach Casey Hudson said it will be a good experience for his young wrestlers.
“The new kids will have a chance to see how they compete with kids their own size,” Hudson said of the weight class-formatted competition. “We’re excited to see how they do.”
The youth program in Mansfield – the first in the city – is still accepting boys and girls as members. A majority of the wrestlers are first-timers at the sport. The practices are held at the wrestling club’s facility at 2214 Highway 1187, Ste. 9-104.
Timberview athletes raise funds for turkeys
Athletes from Timberview did more than compete on the field recently. According to the school’s Twitter feed, athletes raised enough money to purchase 50 turkeys in just three days for Living Word Outreach.
- Randy Sachs, @randysachs