Emily Giles, whose pitching and hitting led Celeste to the district softball championship, earned most valuable player honors on the All-District 11-A team.

Giles, a sophomore right-hander, had a perfect 0.00 earned run average in district play, allowing only 12 hits and three walks in 36 innings while striking out 71 batters.

Giles also batted .632 in district play with 12 hits, 11 runs, eight doubles and 11 runs batted in as Celeste went 8-0 in district play.

Celeste’s coaching staff, directed by Melinda Brooks, earned the coaching staff of the year honors after the 14-8-1 Lady Devils reached the regional softball semifinals for the first time in school history.

Wolfe City’s runner-up Lady Wolves captured two of the top district honors. Wolfe City senior Maisha Gaffney was named defensive player of the year and Wolfe City senior Tana White captured the offensive player of the year honor.

Celeste also claimed five first-team honors including junior catcher Alesha Evans, infielders Nikki White and Jennifer Walker and outfielders Candice Burden and Angi Gibson.

Wolfe City put pitcher Kelli Wise, infielder Brittny Washington and outfielders Mallory Hill and Haley Giles on the first team.

All-District 11-A

Girls softball team

Most valuable player — Emily Giles, Celeste, Soph.

Defensive player of the year — Maisha Gaffney, Wolfe City, Sr.

Offensive player of the year — Tana White, Wolfe City, Sr.

Newcomer of the year — Sharisse Garcia, Melissa, Fr.

Coaching staff — Celeste


P Kelli Wise Wolfe City So.

C Alesha Evans Celeste Jr.

IF Casie Gunstenson Melissa Jr.

IF Jessica Lewis Savoy So.

IF Kelcey Haden Trenton Jr.

IF Brittny Washington Wolfe City So.

IF Nikki White Celeste Sr.

IF Jennifer Walker Celeste Sr.

OF Ashley Harrison Savoy Fr.

OF Hillary Baugh Trenton So.

OF Mallory Hill Wolfe City Jr.

OF Haley Giles Wolfe City So.

OF Candice Burden Celeste Sr.

OF Angi Gibson Celeste Jr.

OF Sammie Alcaraz Melissa So.

UT Jordan Davis Melissa Jr.


P Ashley Bartlowe Trenton Sr.

C Amber Anderson Trenton Jr.

IF Candace Duke Melissa Fr.

IF Briton Camp Savoy Jr.

IF Megan Jones Trenton Sr.

IF Tara Koenig Trenton Jr.

IF Ashlee Morris Wolfe City Fr.

IF Krisi Lyon Celeste Sr.

IF Amber LaRock Celeste Jr.

OF Marquin Malone Savoy Fr.

OF Taran Hangartner Trenton Jr.

OF Melinda Sarrano Trenton Sr.

OF Shannon Tadlock Celeste Sr.

OF Emily Jones Melissa So.

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