By Cameron Hildebrand
The James River softball team is starting up their season. Since tryouts are not for another three weeks, they have been hard at work at open-gyms almost twice a week.
The rest of the open gym schedule consists of:
Tuesday, February 5th
Thursday, February 7th
Tuesday, February 12th
Thursday, February 14th
Tryouts begin on:
February 19th and last until the 21st, from 4-6 p.m.
Anyone with a physical and concussion meeting is welcome! The Knights are looking forward to a successful season. Their stats from last year were pretty impressive. The team had several members make the All-State, All-Region, and All-District teams. The teams with James River’s softball team members are underlined.
The All-State of 2018 is below. This team is selected by a group of coaches within the state of Virginia.
P- Sabrina Foltz- Page Co.- Junior
P- Logyn Estes- Madison Co.- Junior
P- Mac Osborne- Richlands- Sophomore
C- Autumn Bailey- East Rockingham- Junior
1B- McKenna Falwell- Nottoway- Junior
2B- Hannah Johnson- Madison Co.- Soph.
3B- Chelsea Trenary- Clarke Co.- Senior
SS- Abigail Barber- Maggie Walker- Senior
DP/Flex- Jenna Wade- Union- Senior
OF- Kaitlyn Rather- Amelia Co.- Senior
OF- Brooklynn Fridley- Page Co.- Junior
OF- Cameron Hildebrand- James River- Jun.
OF- Madison Varney- Lebanon- Junior
UTL- Sydney Bailey- John Battle- Senior
Player of the Year- Mac Osborne- Richlands
Coach of the Year- Alan Knight- Page Co.
P- Jenna Evans- King William
P- Kaleigh Hackett- Appomattox Co.
P- Morgan Hamm- Lebanon
C- McKenzie Reams- Goochland
1B- Emily Gormus- Buckingham Co.
2B- Leah Caldwell- Appomattox Co.
3B- Tatum Dye- Lebanon
SS- Denisha Megginson- Appomattox Co.
DP/Flex- Lydia Taylor- Glenvar
OF- Ryann Vermillion- Nottoway
OF- Mary Beth Strickler- Buffalo Gap
OF- Cortney Rawes- Appomattox Co.
OF- Raelyn McGarry- Nelson Co.
UTL- Lacey Lucado- James River
This is the Three Rivers All-District of 2018. This team is voted on within the coaches of James River’s district.
Emily Cook- Carroll County- Senior
Abby Cox- Floyd County- Senior
Bailey Cox- Radford- Senior
Laken Crockett- Carroll County- Junior
Charli Dietz- Radford- Sophomore
Morgan Harris- Floyd County- Freshman
Cameron Hildebrand- James River- Junior
Lacey Lucado- James River- Freshman
Lakota Lucado- James River- Sophomore
Maddie Martinez- Glenvar- Freshman
Lydia Taylor- Glenvar- Freshman
Katherine Ward- Glenvar- Junior
Amy Whitlow- Floyd County- Sophomore
Olivia Yates- Floyd County- Freshman
Player of the Year- Olivia Yates- Floyd County
Coach of the Year- Scott Thompson- Floyd County
Olivia Adams- Glenvar- Sophomore
Kerri Beyer- Alleghany- Sophomore
Sara Faust- James River- Senior
Allison Graham- Alleghany- Junior
Alana Hodge- Radford- Senior
Scarlet Janey- Giles- Sophomore
Bailee Leitch- Alleghany- Junior
Alex Meredith- Carroll County- Senior
Makayla McGuire- Giles- Junior
Savannah Perkins- Giles- Senior
Courtney Raines- Glenvar- Freshman
Kailey Reed- Radford- Freshman
Maisie Rodgers- Radford- Freshman
Kaitlin Simmons- James River- Senior
Trinity Adams- Radford
Gracie Conner- Alleghany
Tiohna Eades- Radford
Deborah Eads- Giles
Chloe Easter- Carroll County
Josey Lackey- James River
Katie McKenzie- Carroll County
Evie Melvin- James River
Erin Peery- James River
McKenzie Pulliam- Glenvar
Lexie Rader- Radford
Tiara Reed- Floyd County
MaKenna Shearer- Glenvar
Taylor Spangler- Carroll County
Hannah Westbrook- Giles
Makena Williams- Giles
The All-Region 2C 2018 is below. It is voted on by a group of coaches within the 2C region.
P- Olivia Yates- Floyd County- Fresh.
P- Kaleigh Hackett- Appomattox- Soph.
P- Haley Drew- Appomattox- Senior
C- Maddie Driscoll- Appomattox- Junior
1B- Emily Gormus- Buckingham- Senior
2B- Leah Caldwell- Appomattox- Soph.
3B- Shaniya Johnson- Appomattox- Soph.
SS- Denisha Meggison- Appomattox- Senior
OF- Courtney Rawes- Appomattox- Junior
OF- Cameron Hildebrand- James River- Jun.
OF- Raelyn McGarry- Nelson County- Senior
OF- Bailee Cox- Radford- Senior
UTL- Lacey Lucado- James River- Freshman
DO/Flex- Lydia Taylor- Glenvar- Freshman
Player of the Year- Raelyn McGarry- Nelson County
Coach of the Year-Janet Rawes- Appomattox
P- Kaitlin Simmons- James River- Senior
P- Katie Thomas- Gretna- Junior
P- Leah Caldwell- Appomattox- Sophomore
C- Riley Nuckles- Dan River
1B- Evie Melvin- James River- Junior
2B- Amy Whitlow- Floyd County- Soph.
3B- Scarlett Janet- Giles- Sophomore
SS- Charli Dietz- Radford- Sophomore
OF- Abby Mann- Appomattox- Freshman
OF- Lakota Lucado- James River- Soph.
OF- Abby Cox- Floyd County- Senior
OF- Sara Faust- James River- Senior
UTL- McKenzie Harmon- Fort Chiswell
DO/Flex- MacKayla McGuire- Giles
The Knights ended their 2017-18 season with a record of 14-9 while winning nine of their last thirteen games. They also had the privilege to make it to the state tournament. The Knights have six seniors this season and are looking forward to being successful. These seniors include: Cameron Hildebrand #4, Josey Lackey #12, Anna Schroeder #16, Erin Peery #20, Alyson McCullough #25, and Evie Melvin #31.
The team is also looking for official sponsors this upcoming season and would love to announce your business at home games! Check out the form on the website.