Cowgirls place four on Tri-Valley Conference first team
The Crook County Cowgirls are well represented on the Tri-Valley Conference all-league softball team.
After finishing second in the conference, eight Cowgirls were selected to the team, including four on the all-conference first team.
Leading the way for the Cowgirls on the first team is senior outfielder Abby Dalton, a four time all-conference selection.
Joining Dalton on the first team are sophomore outfielder Ashley Owens, sophomore pitcher Brooke Dalton, and junior shortstop Berkley Puckett.
Earning second team recognition for the Cowgirls is senior first baseman Emma Ackley.
The remaining three Cowgirls all received honorable mention recognition.
They include senior outfielder Jillian Denney, senior infielder Justine Brinkley, and freshman infielder Liz Barker.
The Cowgirls advanced to the first round of the state playoffs where they lost to No. 1 ranked La Grande.
The team finished the season with a 10-5 league record and a 17-10 overall mark.
The league champion Gladstone Gladiators placed 10 players on the all-league team, led by player of the year Sabrina Ward and pitcher of the year Shaye Pinner.
Gladstone first-year head coach Emily Smith was named coach of the year.
The Corbett Cardinals, who finished third in the conference, placed seven players on the all-league team, while the fourth-place Madras White Buffalos had six players recognized.
Joining Puckett, Owens and the Dalton sisters on the all-league first team are Pinner, Gladstone, Ward, Gladstone, Laila Bennett, Gladstone, Lizzie Steuart, Madras, Makaylah Kluken, Molalla, Morgan Stafford, Corbett, Dessie Alvarado, Gladstone, Daphne Scott, Corbett, Faith McQueen, Corbett, Lindsey Flegel, Corbett, and Emily Gates, Molalla.
Tri-Valley Conference all-league softball team
Player of the year: Sabrina Ward, Gladstone.
Pitcher of the year: Shaye Pinner, Gladstone.
Coach of the year: Emily Smith, Gladstone.
First team: Shaye Pinner, Gladstone. Brooke Dalton, Crook County. Lizzie Steuart, Madras.
Second team: Kara Moritz, Corbett. Jiana Smith Francis, Madras.
First team: Makaylah Kluken, Molalla. Laila Bennett, Gladstone. Morgan Stafford, Corbett. Berkley Puckett, Crook County.
Second team: Tessa Riedel, Estacada. Delaney Vibbert, Madras. Emily Clinkscales, Gladstone.
Honorable Mention: Liz Barker, Crook County. Amanda Ward, Gladstone. Molly Stratton, Corbett. Justine Brinkley, Crook County. Arysta Pineda, Madras. Serena Stencil, Corbett.
First team: Dessie Alvarado, Gladstone. Daphne Scott, Corbett. Abby Dalton, Crook County. Ashley Owens, Crook County.
Second team: Mary Olney, Madras. Kiza Storer, Gladstone. Maddie Brady, Gladstone.
Honorable Mention: Jillian Denney, Crook County. Jenna Peterson, Estacada.
First team: Sabrina Ward, Gladstone.
Second team: Emily Gant, Estacada.
Honorable Mention: Analiz Wickham, Molalla. Niyallee Cochran, Madras.
First team: Lindsey Flegel, Corbett. Emily Gates, Molalla.
Second team: Kaleigh Noble, Gladstone.
First team: Faith McQueen, Corbett.
Second team: Emma Ackley, Crook County.
Honorable Mention: Kaitlin Coy, Gladstone. Izzy Hagel, Estacada.