Rusk won the District 17-3A softball title and was rewarded with a five superlatives on the all-district team.
Rusk’s Kara Hugghins was named Most Valuable Player while teammates Kelsey Blankinship (Offensive Player of the Year), Sydney Littlejohn (Pitcher of the Year) and Cheyanne Phillips (Utility Player of the Year) were also honored. Rusk coach Ashley Renner was named the Coach of the Year.
Bullard’s Taylor Frederich won Defensive Player of the Year while teammate Sarah Ritch shared Catcher of the Year honors with Brownsboro’s Morgan Barnes.
The Newcomer of the Year award went to Haley Durden of Athens.
2012 All-District 17-3A Softball Team
Most Valuable Player — Kara Hugghins, Rusk
Offensive Player of the Year — Kelsey Blankinship, Rusk
Defensive Player of the Year — Taylor Frederich, Bullard
Pitcher of the Year — Sydney Littlejohn, Rusk
Co-Catcher of the Year — Sarah Ritch, Bullard; Morgan Barnes, Brownsboro
Utility Player of the Year — Cheyanne Phillips, Rusk
Newcomer of the Year — Haley Durden, Athens
Coach of the Year — Ashley Renner, Rusk
First Base — Halei Gabbert, Athens; Paige Goggans, Brownsboro
Second Base — Kelsey Lemus, Brownsboro
Third Base — Bailee Gates, Rusk.
Catcher — Haley Maxfield, Athens
Pitcher — Halie Vance, Chapel Hill; Hannah Windham, Athens
Shortstop — Juliann Bowling, Rusk
Outfielders — Chelsie Daniels, Rusk; Shayla Townsend, Rusk; Tori Choate, Rusk; Nikki Johnson, Bullard; Baylee McCurley, Brownsboro; Hadley Cain, Athens
First Base — Valerie Holman, Bullard
Second Base — Danni Quade, Athens
Third Base — Hannah Smith, Bullard
Catcher — Kayla Battles, Chapel Hill
Pitcher — Madie Timmerman, Brownsboro
Shortstop — Shelbie Bagby, Brownsboro
Outfielders — Lucia Balderas, Athens; Courtney Gilbreath, Chapel Hill; McKenzie Chambers, Brownsboro; Kendall Thompson, Athens; Adriana Riggs, Chapel Hill; Amanda Morrison, Brownsboro
Kristi Springer, Bullard; Paige Hintz, Chapel Hill; Krystal Davis, Athens; Dakota Hauk, Chapel Hill; Delesa Bradley, Rusk; Gabby Willis, Rusk
Academic All District
Athens — Haley Durden, Hadley Cain, Halei Gabbert, Haley Maxfield, Dani Quade, Hannah Windham
Brownsboro — Baylee McCurley, Shelbie Bagby, Morgan Barnes, McKenzie Chambers, Kelsey Lemus, Karli Wilkerson, Baylie Conner, Madison Timmerman, Brooke Johnson, Paige Goggans
Chapel Hill — Katelyn Cox, Kelsey Humphrey, Paige Hintz, Dakota Hauk, Kayla Battles, Courtney Gilbreath, Adriana Riggs, Katelynn Parker
Rusk — Juliann Bowling, Delesa Bradley, Tori Choate, Bailee Gates, Kara Hugghins, Sydney Littlejohn, Gabby Willis, Shayla Townsend, Kelsey Blankinship, Chelsie Daniels.