The high school softball championships wrapped up in Vero Beach one month ago with two teams from our area, Wewahitchka and Holmes, making it to the1A final four.
Unsurprisingly, the Miracle Sports All-State teams are packed with players from both schools and the panhandle at large.
Most honorees are from 1A, with Wewa coach Tony Price earning Coach of the Year and Lady Gator ace Brianna Bailey scoring Player and Pitcher of the Year honors. Defensive Player of the Year was awarded to catcher Gracie Price, the daughter of coach Tony Price.
Infielder Cyrina Madrid, outfielder Angela Long, and utility player Aleah Wooten also earned First Team honors with the state champions.
In addition to five Lady Gators, four other players from the region achieved First Team distinctions: Holmes pitcher and Chipola commit Sidney Revels, Sneads infielder Marissa Baxter and designated player Michaela Edenfield, along with Bozeman outfielder Brooke Stanford.
In 5A, Marianna ace Chloe Temples is the lone first team honoree, earning the designation in her junior year. Walton pitcher Hannah Poole was named to the Second Team, reaching 1,000 career strikeouts in her senior season before heading to Gulf Coast.
Poole is the only Second Team player in our area, but six players received the honor in 1A: Abby Jo Batton (Bozeman), Taylor Lee (Holmes), Kathryn Dier (Freeport), Katie Shealy (Wewa), Abby Perkins (Sneads), and Kiara Garrett (Sneads).