The Diamond Divas, Manila 8 and Under softball team sponsored by Rudy's Siding, placed first in the preseason tournament at Marked Tree April 13 and 14. Pictured are, from left: third row - Coach Keisha Watts, Coach Niki McCormick, and Coach Jessica Copeland. Second row - Kelsea Mason, Ellery Gillham, Ashten Wallace, Allie Copeland, Kara Watts. First row - Kasidy Tate, Jasper Harris, Madison Hitchcock, Mason Hastings, Callie Costner. Not pictured - Nicole McGill, McKenzie Risner, and Katelyn Davis.
Manila softball sweeps pre-season tournament
It was a winning weekend for the four Manila softball teams as each one swept the pre-season tournament in their age division. The pre-season tournaments were held April 13-14 at different locations.
Manila hosted the 10 and under tournament. The 8 and under tournament was held in Marked Tree. The 14 and under tournament was held in Harrisburg; and the 12 and under tournament was held in Trumann.
The Manila 10 and under Xtreme Softball Team won the pre-season tournament held at Manila. Pictured are, from left: Michael Rawson, Grace Wilkins, Sydney Gillham, Sydney Adcock, Ali Smith, Madison Bibbs, Hannah May, Michael Adcock. Front - Anna Grace Adams, Kayla Parker, Beth Rawson, Victoria Hawkins, Anna Beth Baugher.
Manila eight year old team, The Diamond Divas, is coached by Niki McCormick and Jessica Copeland.
The 10 and under team, Xtreme, is coached by Michael Adcock and Michael Rawson.
The 12 and under team, Shockers, and The Shockers 14 and under team are coached by Craig Wheeler, Katherine Pannells and Karan Hill.
The Manila 12 and under Shockers Softball team won first place in the pre-season tournament. They currently have a record of 8-2. Members of the team are Sasha Pannells, Jordyn Wheeler, Hannah Teague, Jill Helton, Jealyn Cates, Hannah McQueen, Jessica Johnson, Ashley Rothwell, Jordan Tyler, Karlie Eubanks, Charlsey Marcus, Madison Mullen.
All of the teams are off to a great start taking first place trophies. They are looking forward to a great season of softball.
Manila 14 and under Shocker softball team won first place in the pre-season tournament. They currently have a record of 5-2 and finished runners-up in the Spring Slam tournament at Trumann. Members of the team are: Shae Kulin, Madison Barnett, Mckenzie Tate, Ashley Rothwell, Lauren Woody, Hannah Teague, Courtney Scott, Destiny Kirkham, Jordyn Wheeler, Taylor Harmon, Sabrina Key, Caitin Holt, and Tessa Pannells.