The Houston High School softball and baseball teams each had several players receive postseason recognition this year.
The names of a whopping nine Lady Tigers showed up on three lists: South Central Association All-Conference, Class 2 District 4 All-District and Class 2 All-Region.
•Senior Hannah Dzurick: All-SCA First Team, All-District First Team, All-Region First Team.
•Senior Mali Brookshire: All-SCA First Team, All-District First Team, All-Region First Team.
•Senior Mackenzie Holder: All-District First Team, All-SCA Second Team, All-Region Second Team.
•Junior Aliyah Walker: All-SCA First Team, All-District First Team, All-Region First Team, SCA Co-Player of the Year (along with Ava senior Julia Henry). Walker was also SCA Player of the Year last season.
•Junior Karlee Curtis: All-SCA First Team, All-District First Team, All-Region First Team.
•Sophomore Kelsey Pritchett: All-SCA First Team, All-District Second Team, All-Region Second Team.
•Junior Maddy Riley: All-SCA Second Team, All-District Second Team.
•Junior Madi Reed: All-District Second Team, All SCA Honorable Mention.
•Junior Mackenzie Bryan: All-District First Team.
•Head coach Jim Moore was named Co-SCA Coach of the Year (along with Rex Sawyer of Ava). Moore was the sole winner of the award last year.
Seven Diamond Tigers were recognized for their efforts in SCA play and the Class 3 District 9 Tournament.
•Junior Garyn Hall: All-SCA First Team, All-District Team, SCA MVP.
•Sophomore Wyatt Hughes: All-SCA First Team, All-District Team.
•Junior Ryan Wolfe: All-SCA First Team, All-District Honorable Mention.
•Senior Wiley Sisco: All-SCA Second Team.
•Junior Casey Merckling: All-SCA Second Team.
•Sophomore Stone Jackson: All-SCA Second Team.
•Sophomore Aiden Kelly: All-SACA Honorable Mention.
CLASS 2 DISTRICT 4 ALL-DISTRICT SOFTBALL
First Team (name, school, grade)
Olivia Gastineau – Ava (11)
Hannah Dzurick – Houston (12)
Keely Akers – Ava (11)
Mali Brookshire – Houston (12)
Lauren Jones – Mansfield (12)
Makinley Aaron – Cabool (9)
Mackenzie Bryan – Houston (11)
Lexie Gastineau – Ava (11)
Karlee Curtis – Houston (11)
Claire Felker – Mountain Grove (12)
Macie Tate – Mansfield (11)
Julia Henry – Ava (12)
Aliyah Walker – Houston (11)
Madalyn Ivy – Mansfield (12)
Hailey Shannon – Cabool (12)
Mackenzie Holder – Houston (12)
Morgan McGuire – Mansfield (12)
Kelsey Pritchett – Houston (10)
Madison Emery – Mountain Grove (12)
Brenna Pace – Thayer (11)
Landry Golden – Mountain Grove (9)
Chloe Kelts – Liberty (11)
Madi Reed – Houston (11)
Macee Cutbirth – Ava (12)
Maddy Riley – Houston (11)
Taylor Hicks – Mountain Grove (10)
Bailey Aaron – Cabool (10)
Desi Cantrell – Mountain Grove (11)
Katie Pounders – Thayer (11)
Rileigh Holman – Mountain Grove (12)
Makinley Goss – Ava (11)
CLASS 3 DISTRICT 9 ALL-DISTRICT BASEBALL TEAM
Brody McNiel, Hartville, jr.
Grant Culver,Hartville, soph.
Eric Wilson, Hartville, sr.
Dakota Stigall, Hartville, jr.
Garyn Hall, Houston, jr.
Wyatt Hughes, Houston, soph.
Dylan Cooper, Liberty, sr.
Noah Jester, Liberty, sr.
Rusty Buckner, Licking, soph.
Keyton Cook, Licking, soph.
Malachi Antle, Licking, jr.
Cole Wallace, Licking, jr.
Brayden Barnett, Mansfield, sr.
Jack Grubbs, Mansfield, sr.
Carter Brooke, Mansfield, sr.
Justin Parker, Hartville, sr.
Ryan Wolfe, Houston, jr.
ALL-SCA BASEBALL TEAMS