Local All-Stars qualify for nationals A team of 14- and 15-year-old basketball players based in Stone County will compete this week against 500 other teams in pursuit of a national championship.
The Stone County 8-U Softball All-Stars team recently participated in the Babe Ruth Softball state championships held in Vancleave. The Stone County Bombers/All-Stars went undefeated to claim the championship. They also competed in the Gulf Coast ASA Tournament capturing two 1st-place finishes, one 2nd-place finish, one 3rd-place finish and one 4th-place finish ending with 24 wins and 6 losses. Team members include Madison Breland, Haley Schonewitz, Aubrey Ladner, Carissa Hester, Mary Grace Batson, Reeana Williams, Riley Lewis, Brooklyn Lee, Mattie Gibson, Priya Collins, Seniya “Sam” McDonald, and Caroline Batson. The team is coached by Sammy Gibson, Lamont Collins, Chet Batson and B. J. Lewis. Submitted photo.
Mason Hunt, a Stone High School right fielder, earned Offensive Player of the Game honors in last Thursday's Futures All-Star Game. The game, held at West Harrison High School, featured underclassmen from schools throughout the Gulf Coast region. Tristan Parker and Hayden Harrell also participated in the contest. Hunt, who carried a .393 batting average this past season, stroked a 2-out, 2-RBI single for the East All-Stars in the second inning. the West All-Stars won the game, 14-10. Enterprise photo by Jody O'Hara