Major event ends successful season


Dixie Girls holds first championship tournament

By Derik Vanderford - dvanderford@civitasmedia.com



Courtesy photo Angels (ages 9-10) Team QPC — Coaches: Tiffany Grady-Hudgins, Brian Cromer, Dexlie Inman and Hannah Sailors. Players: Jayda Farr, Zoie Cromer, Nyla Smith, Analyssa Dunn, Karlie Chapman, Emma Brown, Emily Henderson, Precious Rice and Peyton Grady. Not pictured are Amari Cureton, Aubrey Revis, Shy Hardy and Baleigh Fox.


Courtesy photo Angels (ages 9-10) Team Crisp & Son — Coaches: Erik Beaty, Zack Pettit, Chris Becknell, Eric Stepp and Ric Parham. Players: Jordan Alrich, Kensley Palmer, Zaydah Wright, Hallie Becknell, Ja’Maria Gregory, D’Aisha Gregory, Destiny Lee, Sha’Niiyah Beaty, Rylee Shuart, Amaria Harris and Isha Jeter. Not pictured are Joslynn Rufrano and Cassie Steadman.


Courtesy photo Angels (ages 9-10) Team Wood Forest Bank — Coaches: Brad Pruitt, Mark Lawson, Ronna Pruitt and Casey Robinson. Players: Sarah Henderson, Caylee Lawson, Jasmine Smith, Zi Norman, Gabby Queen, Kara Pruitt, Makaylee Nelson, Ni’Aisia Adamo, Trinity Smith, Lara Gory and Tiki Harris.


Courtesy photo Angels (ages 9-10) Team Union Pharmaceutical — Coaches: Wilson Bates, Angela Lewis, Billy Messser, Marsha Gossett and Tommy Benfield. Players: Rose Martin, Kee Kee Bates, Gracie Messer, Kensie Ford, Emma Comer, Janiyah Glenn, Laken Lewis, Ahlaysha “LayLay” Owens, Abby Benfield, Averie Lewis and Kaitlyn Greene. Not pictured is Emily Hall.


Coiurtesy photo Angels (ages 9-10) Team La Fogata — Coaches: Bryant Glenn and Kayla Edwards. Players: Dreama Thomnpson, Janiyah Glenn, Kyleigh Woody, Neveah Mejia, Jayla Davis, Kimori McMaham, Sug Salter, NaNa Duckett, My’Ana Holmes, Kate Gist and Orianna Stewart. Not pictured are Iriah Littlejohn and Jada Tyler.


Courtesy photo Darlings (ages 7-8) Team Woodmen Life — Coaches: Jason Johnson, Dominique Grant, Karen Carroll and Tom Grant. Players: Addy Davis, Gabbie Grant, Ashlynn Johnson, Mijah Mobley, Hailey Moxley, Skylar Grant, Sarah Paige Glenn, Nevaeh “Vae” Eison, Nicole Fleming, Savannah Fowler and Jaiya McKissick.


Courtesy photo Darllings (ages 7-8) Team Union Kar Connection — Coaches: Michael Baldwin, Kyle O’Shields, Brittany Foster and Travis Harris. Players: Zyra Rogers, Brianna Booker, Gabby Eison, Amiyah Lipsey, Jordy O’Shields, Kalli O’Shields, Alayna Chick, Aliyah Smith, Caroline Davis and Tykeria Booker. Not pictured is Tierrany Jeter.


Courtesy photo Darlings (ages 7-8) Team P & M — Coaches: Dustin Rakestraw, Crystal Bramlett and Brittany Rakestraw. Players: Camden Boyea, Bella Bramlett, Adaria Brannon, Mee Mee Geter, Shyann Rakestraw, Kennedi Booker, JyNia Rodgers, Maci Sprouse and Gabby Castrejon. Not pictured are Maddy Carver and Mallory Robson.


Courtesy photo Darlings (ages 7-8) Team Woodforest Bank Lil Divas — Coaches: Rashad Cosom, Samantha Cosom and Kyle Smith. Players: Kalis Jeter, Lucy Hill, Malia Sims, MaKayla Dos Santos, Mattie Hill, Amani Cosom, Kynlee Smith, ZaMiya Harris and Najyra White. Not pictured are JaMya Walton, Miah Collins and Carlie Rodgers.


Courtesy photo Debs/Belles (ages 13-18) Team Timken — Coaches: Jerry Foster, Paige Foster and Cameron Norman. Players: Cori Ward, Kira Stewart, Morgan Peace, Molli Butler, Lyshia Thomas, Ashanti Young, Tayler Stines, Katie Davis, Lacy Anderson, Kiya Brannon, Niasia Stewart, Taliyah Thomas, Kassidy Osment and Peyton Osment. Not pictured is Kendra Hughes.


Courtesy photo Debs/Belles (ages 13-18) Team P&C Mechanical — Coaches tim Davis, Brad Queen and Chris Sanders. Players: CeCe Glenn, Natasha Dunn, Jasmine Robinson, Cayla Gregory, Hannah Gregory, Kendele Sullivan, Landyn Queen, Bailey Sanders, Carmen Davis, KK Robisnon, Ryleigh Earls, Alexis Wallington and Jellybean Farr. Not pictured is Abby Lawson.


Courtesy photo Debs/Belles (ages 13-18) Team Letha King State Farm — Coaches: Mitch Sinclair, Clarence Burgess and Tori Rochester (not pictured). Players: Destiny “Shy” Means, Rilei Lakeman, Bre Norman, Macie Gregory, Neely Parks, Tiyonna Harris, Rachel Gallman, Kayla Sinclair, Kate Burgess, Myeshia Holmes, Zarria Smith, Jazz Gault, Caylin Ford and Hailee Robbins. Not pictured is Naya Mobley.


Courtesy photo Debs/Belles (ages 13-18) Team NAPA — Coaches: Bennie Kershaw, Raquel Gist and Lyric Norman (not pictured). Players: Aliyah Thompson, Yonna Smith, Chaniah Brown, Samiyah “Miyah” Booker, Jasmine Jones, Jamya “Mya” Feaster, Sarah Wilson, Olivia Outzs, Larissa Horne, Mary Bush, Riley Gregory, Karia Smith, Shydericka Jeter and Dayteria “Day Day” Harris. Not pictured is Hannah Gilliam.


Courtesy photo Ponytails (ages 11-12) Team First Franklin — Coaches: Courtney Roberts (assistant coaches Chris Allen and Jessica Johnson are not pictured). Players: Carley Sumner, Caroline “Rudy” Sinclair, Summer Roberts, Qua Neal, Ayden Burgess, Rachel Duncan, Kaitlyn Cornelison, Kyla “2 Socks” Davis, Kyleigh “K. Dizzle” Allen and Jenny Martin. Not pictured are Bree Hall and Kanijah “KA” Norman.


Courtesy photo Ponytails (ages 11-12) Team Wick’s Locksmith — Coaches Tori Ruth and Nikki Young. Players: Alazia Jeter, Makenzie Puckett, Amiah Rufrano, Shonta Wicks, Jamison Alexander, Tee Tee Boone, Caroline Baron, Nina Newton and Hailey Justice. Not pictured are Shanyia McBeth, Amanda Sorrow and Savannah Greer.


Courtesy photo Ponytails (ages 11-12) Team Woodmen Life — Coaches: Terry Hale, Tom Grant and Brian Bobo. Players: Bethany Hames, Kayla Tucker, Bethany Henderson, Hayley Bobo, Lora Homan, Autumn Wilson, Katherine Martin, Bonnie Steadman, Joy Walton and Hannah Paschall. Not pictured are Shykeema Land, Trinity Means and Valerie “Val” Belue.


UNION COUNTY — On Saturday, the Union County Dixie Girls held their first-ever championship tournament, named this season’s All-Stars, and introduced an annual award.

The Union County Dixie Girls held a major event at Timken Sports Complex following the 2016 season, which board president Tim Garner called “a huge success.” Garner said player registration was up 12 percent over previous years, and the league implemented its first-ever player draft day, when players from the Union County High School Lady Jackets and Coach Tommy Petty ran multiple stations for players to participate. While working in the stations, Dixie Girls coaches evaluated players’ skill level and attitude.

“This paid off in a big way during the regular season, as we saw some of the most competitive games that we have ever seen in our leagues,” Garner said.

The first-ever SweeTees (ages 3-6) All-Star Game on Saturday. There were five teams in that league this season — 55 players, which were narrowed down to two 11-player teams. The game was played with new rules rather than those of the regular season. For example, runs were counted and outs were able to be made at each base.

“The girls only had two weeks to practice with these new rules, and they came to Timken Sports Complex full of heart,’ Garner said. “They showed everyone what they could do, and both teams played hard in a major way.”

Garner said the league saw that the SweeTees are not to be underestimated. He said the layout of the SweeTees division will change next year to make it as competitive as the girls can handle. Garner also said the league plans to send them to represent Union County in the South Carolina All-Stars Tournament next year. The “gold and black” team was coached by Tori Rochester, Jovonnie Glenn, Hailey Sherbert and Travis Smith. The “black and gold” team was coached by Ryan Queen, TJ Roberts, Alan Rector and Jennifer Burgess.

The 2016 SweeTees Gold and Black All-Stars — Ashton Sherbert, Madison Robison, Isabella Smith, Emily Green, Maleeyah Jeter, Addison Taylor, Saneah Byrd, Nevaeh Going, Zahara Hunter, Quenn’Nasia Johnson and Alana Johnson.

The 2016 SweeTees Black and Gold All-Stars — Bre Bre Saltor, Alayna Roberts, Alaina Rector, Khloie Vaughan, Gianna Fowler, Riley Tessner, Makayla Morton, Alyssa Coughlin, Chloe Steadman, Peyton Hyatt and Brianna Oliver.

Before Saturday’s championship tournament, the champions from each league determined by their records during the regular season were Union Kar Connection (Darlings), Union Pharmaceutical (Angels), Wicks Locksmith (Ponytails) and Timken (Debs and Belles).

Saturday’s tournament was held to determine the 2016 Championship Tournament winners.

The Darlings (ages 7-8) tournament winners were the Wood Forest Lil’ Divas. The Divas defeated Union Kar Connection in a close score of 17-16.

The Angels (ages 9-10) tournament winners were the Union Pharmaceutical team. Union Pharmaceutical defeated QPC in a close defensive battle in a final score of 1-0. During the game, QPC pitcher Precious Rice pitched her first no-hitter.

The PonyTails (ages 11-12) tournament winners were the Woodmen of the World Chapter 323 team. This was another close game ending in a final score of 5-4.

The Debs & Belles (ages 13-18) tournament winners were the Timken team. Timken defeated Letha King State Farm in a final score of 7-2.

The Dixie Girls league also introduced a new award on Saturday.

Coach Bennie Kershaw, Sr. was recognized for being the outstanding coach of the 2016 season. Kershaw has coached for more than 20 years, and he has never had a child of his own play on his team.

“He truly just loves being around the game and teaching our youth about softball,” Garner said. “Bennie is the epitome of what we look for in a coach and what everyone should strive to be as a person. He is a Godly man who respects every girl, not only on his team but in the entire league.”

Garner said the board decided to recognize Kershaw as an outstanding coach for the season, but members felt that wasn’t enough. The award he received was named “The Bennie Kershaw Sr. Coach Award,” and Garner said the award will be presented annually to a deserving coach, also recognizing Kershaw each year.

Following Saturday’s tournament, All-Stars for each division were named.

2016 Darlings All-Stars —Brianna Booker, Caroline Davis, Kalli O’Shields, Aliya Smith, Savannah Fowler, Gabby Eison, Gabby Castrejon, Mee Mee Geter, Amani Cosom, ZaMiya Harris, Lucy Hill and Carlie Rodgers. Alternates are Jaiya McKissick, Sarah Paige Glenn and Kennedi Booker. The coaches will be Kyle O’Shields, Rashad Cosom, Travis Harris and Michael Baldwin.

2016 Angels All-Stars — Laken Lewis, Precious Rice, Abby Benfield, Averie Lewis, Baleigh Fox, Nevaeh Mejia, Niyah Glenn, Peyton Grady, Kyleigh Woody, Destiny Lee, Lara Gory and Gracie Messer. Alternates are Zoie Cromer, Kara Pruitt and Nyla Smith. Coaches will be Marsha Gossett, Tiffany Grady-Hudgins, Bryant Glenn, Ric Parham and Tommy Benfield.

2016 PonyTails All-Stars — Amiah Rufrano, Nina Newton, Caroline Baron, Alizia Jeter, Shaniyia McBeth, Carlie Sumner, Kyla “2 Socks” Davis, Hayley Bobo, Katherine “Lil Bit” Martin, Valerie Belue, Bethany Hames and Joy Walton. Alternates are Tee Tee Boone Eison, Bonnie Steadman and Jamison Allison. Coaches will be Tori Ruth, Brian Bobo, Courtney Roberts and Nikki Young.

2016 Belles All-Stars — Chaniah Brown, Mya Feaster, Shydericka Jeter, Larissa Horne, KK “Pinky” Robinson, Jasmine Robinson, Ashanti Young, Molli Butler, Katie Davis, Morgan Peace, Zaria Smith and Destiny “Shy” Means. Alternates are Jelly Bean Farr, Taliyah Thomas and Kirah Stewart. Coaches will be Jerry Foster, Paige Foster, Bennie Kershaw and Chris Sanders.

Members of the Dixie Girls Board of Directors are Tim Garner (president), Michael “Third” Henderson (vice president), Donya Sumner (treasurer), Kristy Garner (secretary), Marsha Gossett, Alex Hulette, Courtney Roberts, Jenn Baron and Tori Rochester.

Courtesy photo Angels (ages 9-10) Team QPC — Coaches: Tiffany Grady-Hudgins, Brian Cromer, Dexlie Inman and Hannah Sailors. Players: Jayda Farr, Zoie Cromer, Nyla Smith, Analyssa Dunn, Karlie Chapman, Emma Brown, Emily Henderson, Precious Rice and Peyton Grady. Not pictured are Amari Cureton, Aubrey Revis, Shy Hardy and Baleigh Fox.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Angels1.jpgCourtesy photo Angels (ages 9-10) Team QPC — Coaches: Tiffany Grady-Hudgins, Brian Cromer, Dexlie Inman and Hannah Sailors. Players: Jayda Farr, Zoie Cromer, Nyla Smith, Analyssa Dunn, Karlie Chapman, Emma Brown, Emily Henderson, Precious Rice and Peyton Grady. Not pictured are Amari Cureton, Aubrey Revis, Shy Hardy and Baleigh Fox.

Courtesy photo Angels (ages 9-10) Team Crisp & Son — Coaches: Erik Beaty, Zack Pettit, Chris Becknell, Eric Stepp and Ric Parham. Players: Jordan Alrich, Kensley Palmer, Zaydah Wright, Hallie Becknell, Ja’Maria Gregory, D’Aisha Gregory, Destiny Lee, Sha’Niiyah Beaty, Rylee Shuart, Amaria Harris and Isha Jeter. Not pictured are Joslynn Rufrano and Cassie Steadman.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Angels2.jpgCourtesy photo Angels (ages 9-10) Team Crisp & Son — Coaches: Erik Beaty, Zack Pettit, Chris Becknell, Eric Stepp and Ric Parham. Players: Jordan Alrich, Kensley Palmer, Zaydah Wright, Hallie Becknell, Ja’Maria Gregory, D’Aisha Gregory, Destiny Lee, Sha’Niiyah Beaty, Rylee Shuart, Amaria Harris and Isha Jeter. Not pictured are Joslynn Rufrano and Cassie Steadman.

Courtesy photo Angels (ages 9-10) Team Wood Forest Bank — Coaches: Brad Pruitt, Mark Lawson, Ronna Pruitt and Casey Robinson. Players: Sarah Henderson, Caylee Lawson, Jasmine Smith, Zi Norman, Gabby Queen, Kara Pruitt, Makaylee Nelson, Ni’Aisia Adamo, Trinity Smith, Lara Gory and Tiki Harris.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Angels3.jpgCourtesy photo Angels (ages 9-10) Team Wood Forest Bank — Coaches: Brad Pruitt, Mark Lawson, Ronna Pruitt and Casey Robinson. Players: Sarah Henderson, Caylee Lawson, Jasmine Smith, Zi Norman, Gabby Queen, Kara Pruitt, Makaylee Nelson, Ni’Aisia Adamo, Trinity Smith, Lara Gory and Tiki Harris.

Courtesy photo Angels (ages 9-10) Team Union Pharmaceutical — Coaches: Wilson Bates, Angela Lewis, Billy Messser, Marsha Gossett and Tommy Benfield. Players: Rose Martin, Kee Kee Bates, Gracie Messer, Kensie Ford, Emma Comer, Janiyah Glenn, Laken Lewis, Ahlaysha “LayLay” Owens, Abby Benfield, Averie Lewis and Kaitlyn Greene. Not pictured is Emily Hall.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Angels4.jpgCourtesy photo Angels (ages 9-10) Team Union Pharmaceutical — Coaches: Wilson Bates, Angela Lewis, Billy Messser, Marsha Gossett and Tommy Benfield. Players: Rose Martin, Kee Kee Bates, Gracie Messer, Kensie Ford, Emma Comer, Janiyah Glenn, Laken Lewis, Ahlaysha “LayLay” Owens, Abby Benfield, Averie Lewis and Kaitlyn Greene. Not pictured is Emily Hall.

Coiurtesy photo Angels (ages 9-10) Team La Fogata — Coaches: Bryant Glenn and Kayla Edwards. Players: Dreama Thomnpson, Janiyah Glenn, Kyleigh Woody, Neveah Mejia, Jayla Davis, Kimori McMaham, Sug Salter, NaNa Duckett, My’Ana Holmes, Kate Gist and Orianna Stewart. Not pictured are Iriah Littlejohn and Jada Tyler.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Angels5.jpgCoiurtesy photo Angels (ages 9-10) Team La Fogata — Coaches: Bryant Glenn and Kayla Edwards. Players: Dreama Thomnpson, Janiyah Glenn, Kyleigh Woody, Neveah Mejia, Jayla Davis, Kimori McMaham, Sug Salter, NaNa Duckett, My’Ana Holmes, Kate Gist and Orianna Stewart. Not pictured are Iriah Littlejohn and Jada Tyler.

Courtesy photo Darlings (ages 7-8) Team Woodmen Life — Coaches: Jason Johnson, Dominique Grant, Karen Carroll and Tom Grant. Players: Addy Davis, Gabbie Grant, Ashlynn Johnson, Mijah Mobley, Hailey Moxley, Skylar Grant, Sarah Paige Glenn, Nevaeh “Vae” Eison, Nicole Fleming, Savannah Fowler and Jaiya McKissick.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Darlings1.jpgCourtesy photo Darlings (ages 7-8) Team Woodmen Life — Coaches: Jason Johnson, Dominique Grant, Karen Carroll and Tom Grant. Players: Addy Davis, Gabbie Grant, Ashlynn Johnson, Mijah Mobley, Hailey Moxley, Skylar Grant, Sarah Paige Glenn, Nevaeh “Vae” Eison, Nicole Fleming, Savannah Fowler and Jaiya McKissick.

Courtesy photo Darllings (ages 7-8) Team Union Kar Connection — Coaches: Michael Baldwin, Kyle O’Shields, Brittany Foster and Travis Harris. Players: Zyra Rogers, Brianna Booker, Gabby Eison, Amiyah Lipsey, Jordy O’Shields, Kalli O’Shields, Alayna Chick, Aliyah Smith, Caroline Davis and Tykeria Booker. Not pictured is Tierrany Jeter.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Darlings2.jpgCourtesy photo Darllings (ages 7-8) Team Union Kar Connection — Coaches: Michael Baldwin, Kyle O’Shields, Brittany Foster and Travis Harris. Players: Zyra Rogers, Brianna Booker, Gabby Eison, Amiyah Lipsey, Jordy O’Shields, Kalli O’Shields, Alayna Chick, Aliyah Smith, Caroline Davis and Tykeria Booker. Not pictured is Tierrany Jeter.

Courtesy photo Darlings (ages 7-8) Team P & M — Coaches: Dustin Rakestraw, Crystal Bramlett and Brittany Rakestraw. Players: Camden Boyea, Bella Bramlett, Adaria Brannon, Mee Mee Geter, Shyann Rakestraw, Kennedi Booker, JyNia Rodgers, Maci Sprouse and Gabby Castrejon. Not pictured are Maddy Carver and Mallory Robson.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Darlings3.jpgCourtesy photo Darlings (ages 7-8) Team P & M — Coaches: Dustin Rakestraw, Crystal Bramlett and Brittany Rakestraw. Players: Camden Boyea, Bella Bramlett, Adaria Brannon, Mee Mee Geter, Shyann Rakestraw, Kennedi Booker, JyNia Rodgers, Maci Sprouse and Gabby Castrejon. Not pictured are Maddy Carver and Mallory Robson.

Courtesy photo Darlings (ages 7-8) Team Woodforest Bank Lil Divas — Coaches: Rashad Cosom, Samantha Cosom and Kyle Smith. Players: Kalis Jeter, Lucy Hill, Malia Sims, MaKayla Dos Santos, Mattie Hill, Amani Cosom, Kynlee Smith, ZaMiya Harris and Najyra White. Not pictured are JaMya Walton, Miah Collins and Carlie Rodgers.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Darlings4.jpgCourtesy photo Darlings (ages 7-8) Team Woodforest Bank Lil Divas — Coaches: Rashad Cosom, Samantha Cosom and Kyle Smith. Players: Kalis Jeter, Lucy Hill, Malia Sims, MaKayla Dos Santos, Mattie Hill, Amani Cosom, Kynlee Smith, ZaMiya Harris and Najyra White. Not pictured are JaMya Walton, Miah Collins and Carlie Rodgers.

Courtesy photo Debs/Belles (ages 13-18) Team Timken — Coaches: Jerry Foster, Paige Foster and Cameron Norman. Players: Cori Ward, Kira Stewart, Morgan Peace, Molli Butler, Lyshia Thomas, Ashanti Young, Tayler Stines, Katie Davis, Lacy Anderson, Kiya Brannon, Niasia Stewart, Taliyah Thomas, Kassidy Osment and Peyton Osment. Not pictured is Kendra Hughes.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Debs1.jpgCourtesy photo Debs/Belles (ages 13-18) Team Timken — Coaches: Jerry Foster, Paige Foster and Cameron Norman. Players: Cori Ward, Kira Stewart, Morgan Peace, Molli Butler, Lyshia Thomas, Ashanti Young, Tayler Stines, Katie Davis, Lacy Anderson, Kiya Brannon, Niasia Stewart, Taliyah Thomas, Kassidy Osment and Peyton Osment. Not pictured is Kendra Hughes.

Courtesy photo Debs/Belles (ages 13-18) Team P&C Mechanical — Coaches tim Davis, Brad Queen and Chris Sanders. Players: CeCe Glenn, Natasha Dunn, Jasmine Robinson, Cayla Gregory, Hannah Gregory, Kendele Sullivan, Landyn Queen, Bailey Sanders, Carmen Davis, KK Robisnon, Ryleigh Earls, Alexis Wallington and Jellybean Farr. Not pictured is Abby Lawson.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Debs2.jpgCourtesy photo Debs/Belles (ages 13-18) Team P&C Mechanical — Coaches tim Davis, Brad Queen and Chris Sanders. Players: CeCe Glenn, Natasha Dunn, Jasmine Robinson, Cayla Gregory, Hannah Gregory, Kendele Sullivan, Landyn Queen, Bailey Sanders, Carmen Davis, KK Robisnon, Ryleigh Earls, Alexis Wallington and Jellybean Farr. Not pictured is Abby Lawson.

Courtesy photo Debs/Belles (ages 13-18) Team Letha King State Farm — Coaches: Mitch Sinclair, Clarence Burgess and Tori Rochester (not pictured). Players: Destiny “Shy” Means, Rilei Lakeman, Bre Norman, Macie Gregory, Neely Parks, Tiyonna Harris, Rachel Gallman, Kayla Sinclair, Kate Burgess, Myeshia Holmes, Zarria Smith, Jazz Gault, Caylin Ford and Hailee Robbins. Not pictured is Naya Mobley.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Debs3.jpgCourtesy photo Debs/Belles (ages 13-18) Team Letha King State Farm — Coaches: Mitch Sinclair, Clarence Burgess and Tori Rochester (not pictured). Players: Destiny “Shy” Means, Rilei Lakeman, Bre Norman, Macie Gregory, Neely Parks, Tiyonna Harris, Rachel Gallman, Kayla Sinclair, Kate Burgess, Myeshia Holmes, Zarria Smith, Jazz Gault, Caylin Ford and Hailee Robbins. Not pictured is Naya Mobley.

Courtesy photo Debs/Belles (ages 13-18) Team NAPA — Coaches: Bennie Kershaw, Raquel Gist and Lyric Norman (not pictured). Players: Aliyah Thompson, Yonna Smith, Chaniah Brown, Samiyah “Miyah” Booker, Jasmine Jones, Jamya “Mya” Feaster, Sarah Wilson, Olivia Outzs, Larissa Horne, Mary Bush, Riley Gregory, Karia Smith, Shydericka Jeter and Dayteria “Day Day” Harris. Not pictured is Hannah Gilliam.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Debs4.jpgCourtesy photo Debs/Belles (ages 13-18) Team NAPA — Coaches: Bennie Kershaw, Raquel Gist and Lyric Norman (not pictured). Players: Aliyah Thompson, Yonna Smith, Chaniah Brown, Samiyah “Miyah” Booker, Jasmine Jones, Jamya “Mya” Feaster, Sarah Wilson, Olivia Outzs, Larissa Horne, Mary Bush, Riley Gregory, Karia Smith, Shydericka Jeter and Dayteria “Day Day” Harris. Not pictured is Hannah Gilliam.

Courtesy photo Ponytails (ages 11-12) Team First Franklin — Coaches: Courtney Roberts (assistant coaches Chris Allen and Jessica Johnson are not pictured). Players: Carley Sumner, Caroline “Rudy” Sinclair, Summer Roberts, Qua Neal, Ayden Burgess, Rachel Duncan, Kaitlyn Cornelison, Kyla “2 Socks” Davis, Kyleigh “K. Dizzle” Allen and Jenny Martin. Not pictured are Bree Hall and Kanijah “KA” Norman.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_PONYTAILS-TEAM-PICTURES-page-0.jpgCourtesy photo Ponytails (ages 11-12) Team First Franklin — Coaches: Courtney Roberts (assistant coaches Chris Allen and Jessica Johnson are not pictured). Players: Carley Sumner, Caroline “Rudy” Sinclair, Summer Roberts, Qua Neal, Ayden Burgess, Rachel Duncan, Kaitlyn Cornelison, Kyla “2 Socks” Davis, Kyleigh “K. Dizzle” Allen and Jenny Martin. Not pictured are Bree Hall and Kanijah “KA” Norman.

Courtesy photo Ponytails (ages 11-12) Team Wick’s Locksmith — Coaches Tori Ruth and Nikki Young. Players: Alazia Jeter, Makenzie Puckett, Amiah Rufrano, Shonta Wicks, Jamison Alexander, Tee Tee Boone, Caroline Baron, Nina Newton and Hailey Justice. Not pictured are Shanyia McBeth, Amanda Sorrow and Savannah Greer.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_PONYTAILS-TEAM-PICTURES-page-1.jpgCourtesy photo Ponytails (ages 11-12) Team Wick’s Locksmith — Coaches Tori Ruth and Nikki Young. Players: Alazia Jeter, Makenzie Puckett, Amiah Rufrano, Shonta Wicks, Jamison Alexander, Tee Tee Boone, Caroline Baron, Nina Newton and Hailey Justice. Not pictured are Shanyia McBeth, Amanda Sorrow and Savannah Greer.

Courtesy photo Ponytails (ages 11-12) Team Woodmen Life — Coaches: Terry Hale, Tom Grant and Brian Bobo. Players: Bethany Hames, Kayla Tucker, Bethany Henderson, Hayley Bobo, Lora Homan, Autumn Wilson, Katherine Martin, Bonnie Steadman, Joy Walton and Hannah Paschall. Not pictured are Shykeema Land, Trinity Means and Valerie “Val” Belue.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_PONYTAILS-TEAM-PICTURES-page-2.jpgCourtesy photo Ponytails (ages 11-12) Team Woodmen Life — Coaches: Terry Hale, Tom Grant and Brian Bobo. Players: Bethany Hames, Kayla Tucker, Bethany Henderson, Hayley Bobo, Lora Homan, Autumn Wilson, Katherine Martin, Bonnie Steadman, Joy Walton and Hannah Paschall. Not pictured are Shykeema Land, Trinity Means and Valerie “Val” Belue.
Dixie Girls holds first championship tournament

By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128.

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128.

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