Phoenix Staff Reports
Fort Gibson had four players, while Hilldale had three chosen to the first-team Verdigris Valley All-Conference softball team in a voting by the conference coaches.
Madison Higley of Fort Gibson was named the Pitcher of the Year. The other Lady Tigers selected include second baseman Miranda Cherry, third baseman Raelee Waltman and outfielder Sage Stout.
The Hilldale trio included pitcher Destiny Riddle, first baseman Toni McMillan and third baseman McKensie Plant.
Wagoner catcher Kelsi Emmons and Keys outfielder Morgan Drywater also were named to the first team.
The second-teamers selected were Fort Gibson’s Mackenzie Williams, Hilldale’s Casady Mills, Katie Keifer and Hillary Calvert, Keys’ Sydni Rainbolt and Ali Nolan and Wagoner’s Cherokee Ridge and Kenzie Merrell.