WALLA AMONG ALL-STATE PICKS
Georgetown senior guard Kaitlin Walla, who led the Eagles to the Class 4A girls basketball championship last week, was one of seven area players honored as all-state selections by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
The TABC also honored Pflugerville senior guard Taylor Ross; Connally senior forward Kara Babola; Vista Ridge sophomore guard Japreece Dean; Smithville senior forward Taryn Leiferman; Jarrell senior center Brianne Coffman; and Thorndale senior center Olivia Atkins.
— STAFF REPORTS
SOFTBALL TOP 10
(Records through March 6)
1. Hays 17-1
Only loss came to Class 5A’s New Braunfels Canyon.
2. Westlake 15-3
P Lindsey McLeod earned eighth win in 15-5A opener.
3. Dripping Springs 16-4
P Brandi Needham struck out 12 in beating Anderson.
4. Liberty Hill 17-2
Rolled past Rockdale 11-1; faces Marble Falls on Friday.
5. East View 19-4
Won five of six games at Taylor tournament.
6. Elgin 13-5
Already has two wins against Class 5A Round Rock.
7. Round Rock 13-4
Opened District 16-5A play by beating Westwood 5-3.
8. Marble Falls 16-4
Blanked Vandegrift 10-0 in District 25-4A matchup.
9. Bowie 15-5
Fell to Westlake 10-7 to begin district schedule.
10. Stony Point 14-5
Emily Kirk fans 10 in 4-3 victory over McNeil.
Diamond bits: Elizabeth DeBlasio and Liz Carter both homered and drove in three runs as Westlake topped Bowie in a 15-5A matchup of state-ranked teams. Bowie’s ace, Jayme Perez, missed the start because of illness, and Westlake jumped to a 10-2 lead before Bowie rallied for five runs in the seventh. … Hays’ 17 victories have been split between the pitching duo of Sarah Leal (11-1) and Clarissa Gonzalez (6-0). … Lake Travis’ Hanna Contreras hit her 10th of the season as the Cavaliers shut out Austin High 12-0 in a District 15-5A matchup. Zoe Bacon tossed a three-hitter for Lake Travis. … Elgin posted a 4-1 mark at tournament in Belton and then topped Georgetown 6-4 to open district play. … San Marcos has won six of its past seven games.
SOCCER FAB FIVES
1. Lehman 16-0-1
Topped Bastrop 6-2 to clinch District 49-4A title.
2. Georgetown 16-1-2
Battling East View and Connally for 50-4A title.
3. Connally 14-2-2
Blanked Elgin 5-0 to keep pressure on Georgetown.
4. McNeil 12-4-2
At front of District 16-5A race with 7-1-1 record.
5. LBJ 14-3-3
Running away with District 52-4A race.
1. Westlake 21-0-0
Hasn’t allowed a goal in 10 straight district matches.
2. Cedar Ridge 15-0-2
Tied for District 16-5A lead with Westwood.
3. Cedar Park 15-3-2
Played to 1-1 draw against Vista Ridge.
4. Georgetown 15-3-5
Holds slim lead on Connally in 50-4A race.
5. Vista Ridge 12-4-2
Closing on Cedar Park in District 51-4A.
Free kicks: The Westlake girls soccer team rolled past Anderson and Del Valle, its most-recent District 15-5A opponents by a combined score of 9-0, extending the Chaparrals’ streak of not allowing a goal to 800 minutes. … The Rouse boys defeated Marble Falls 2-1, clinching the first playoff berth in the program’s history. Devin Tharp and Jesus Wong De Leon scored for Rouse in the District 51-4A match. … The Hays girls rolled past La Grange 9-0 in advance of their match Friday against Bastrop, the leader of District 49-4A. Hays has a loss and two draws in 10 district matches.
— BUTCH HART