By DAVID GRAVELY
SWT Sports Editor
The Lady Cougar softball team started the season with the knowledge that they had a core of young players that would be expected to learn and grow quickly if Pulaski County wanted to find success. This week, several of those players have been recognized as members of the All-Conference 24 softball team.
Gracie Davidson, Eden Durnil, and Gracie Lindsey of Carroll County, Casey Roginski, Jeanine Minnick, and Skylar Jenkins of Jefferson Forest, Haley Gordon, Haley Thomas, and Kelsy Johnson of Salem, Kendell Varner, Taylor Maybry, Laura Davis, and Morgan Dehart of Bassett, and Dabnie Thompson of William Fleming were named to the first team.
The second team had two Lady Cougars in their ranks. Courtney Beville was selected as a pitcher and Kayla Price was selected as an infielder. They are joined on the second team by Andrea Christian, Sara Lafenswau, and Payton Johnson of Salem. Also named to the second team were Anna Pfister and Ashley Jennings of Jefferson Forest, Jasmyn Guthrie of William Fleming, Ashley Turner and Whitney Bowers of Bassett, Jasmyn Baugh and Tara Wilkerson of G.W. Danville, and Kayla Walker of Carroll County.
Three Lady Cougars were mentioned as a part of the Honorable Mention team. Marissa Stevens and Katie Hurst were selected as outfielders, and Callie Ratcliffe was selected as an infielder. Tiffany Short, Jewel Hurt, and Abigail Waldron of Williams Fleming, Bailey Gardner of Jefferson Forest, Marlene Carlson and Amanda Liggon of G.W. Danville, Madison Haynes of Bassett, Kaylyn Crawford of E.C. Glass, and Lexi Bryant of Salem round out the squad.