The Van Alstyne Lady Panthers and Howe Lady Bulldogs were well represented on the 2014 All-Texomaland softball team as Maddie Horn and Lauren Gibson of Van Alstyne and Howe’s Jaida Upchurch were named to the squad.
Horn, the District 12-2A Defensive Player of the Year and the Lady Panthers’ leading hitter with a .522 average, was a first team pick.
Jaida Upchurch batted .525 for the Lady Bulldogs and was a steady defensive performer from her shortstop position. Upchurch was a second team award winner.
Van Alstyne sophomore Lauren Gibson received an Honorable Mention selection on the 2014 team. Gibson had a 20-6 record with 196 strikeouts and a 1.27 earned run average for the season.
Congratulations to these deserving athletes.