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THS athletes in limelight

Staff Report

It might be the off-season, but several Tallassee athletes are still in the spotlight. A variety of honors have been publicized with THS players in the headlines.

Chloe Baynes, an all-state softball outfielder recognized by the Alabama Sports Writers Association, has added more awards. Baynes was named "Hitter of the Year," by the Opelika-Auburn News.

Kalvin Levett

Baynes batted .669 this past season to lead the Tigers. She was also tops on the team in hits with 117 and stolen bases with 82.

Pitcher Jordan Walters was a first-teamer too. She broke the team record for wins with a 2.07 ERA and hit .417 with 42 RBIs. Belle Haynes was honorable mention.

Walters, Haynes, Baynes and Lexi Love, Avary Lumpkin were also selected for the Montgomery Advertiser All-Metro Class 5A-7A team. Coach Pat love was the publication's Coach of the Year.

In addition, Baynes was an honorbable mention pick for Montgomery Advertiser All-Metro Girls Track.

Kalvin Levett was named to the All-Metro Boys Track Team. The Tuskegee football signee ran the 300 hurdles in 41.89 seconds to finish fifth at the 5A championships. His 15.28 in the 110-hurdles placed him third overall at the state level. He cleared 42-4 in the triple jump and 20-8 in the long jump and is a two-time All-Metro selection.

Tallassee's Trent Cochran-Gill was honorable mention for boys track.

Two THS stars were recognized on the Advertiser All-Metro Soccer Team. Fernando Marcos and Emily Temple were named honorable mention.

The OA News listed junior third baseman Bruin Hathcock on its first team. He led the team with a .397 batting average and drove in 20 runs. Will Blocker, a second-team ASWA all-state choice, was honorable mention along with teammate Matthew Baker.

Hathcock, Blocker and Baker were also a first-team picks for the Adverstiser's Class 5A-7A. Jackson Gantt was honorable mention.