Meigs High School had four players selected to the All-Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division softball team for the 2014 campaign, as voted on by the coaches within the league.
The Lady Marauders finished tied for second in the league with Alexander after posting matching 7-3 conference marks, and both programs had four players chosen to the All-TVC Ohio squad. Wellston (10-0) led the way with six selections total, which also included all three special awards.
A trio of juniors were selected on behalf of MHS as Brook Andrus, Destinee Blackwell and Sadie Fox were named to the squad, as was sophomore Katie Gilkey. It was the second straight all-league selection for Andrus in softball, while Blackwell, Gilkey and Fox are all first-time honorees.
Andrus is an outfielder and Gilkey is a second baseman. Blackwell and Fox are battery mates as pitcher and catcher, respectively.
WHS senior pitcher Chelsea McManaway won her second straight Defensive MVP honors, while the Offensive MVP award went to junior teammate Brittany Johnston. Wellston skipper Rick Perdue also repeated as coach of the year in the TVC Ohio.
Athens (4-6), Vinton County (2-8) and Nelsonville-York (0-10) each had two representatives on the 2014 All-TVC Ohio softball squad.
2014 TVC Ohio Softball Team
WELLSTON (10-0): Chelsea McManaway*, Brittany Johnston*, Sydney Compston*, Abby Scott and Brooklyn Carpenter.
MEIGS (7-3): Brook Andrus*, Destinee Blackwell, Katie Gilkey and Sadie Fox.
ALEXANDER (7-3): Kendall Meeks*, Hannah Howery*, Nicole Hudnall and M.J. Daugherty.
ATHENS (4-6): Kaitlin Baker and Olivia Harris*.
VINTON COUNTY (2-8): Jamee Park and Sara Owings.
NELSONVILLE-YORK (0-10): Alisa Kelley* and Shoshanna Phillips.
Offensive MVP: Brittany Johnston (Wellston)
Defensive MVP: Chelsea McManaway (Wellston)*
Coach of the Year: Rick Perdue (Wellston)*
* — indicates repeat winner.