by Malcolm Butler
Another day. More awards.
This time it was Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class B all-state honors for members of the Choudrant High School and Simsboro High School baseball and softball teams.
A few familiar names earned the prestigious honors for the Aggies, who advanced all the way to the state tournament after winning Class 2B title.
Landon Hennen and Bryce McGuire both earned first team all-state honors for coach Joel Antley’s Aggies while Kaden Bradshaw was named all-state honorable mention.
The trio spearheaded a talented Choudrant team that fell just short of capturing its third straight Non-Select School Division V state title, losing 4-3 to Anacoco in the state semifinals.
On the softball side of things, Choudrant was represented by Holly Bennett and Zoey Smith, who both earned first team LSWA all-state honors for head coach Wayne Antley’s Lady Aggies. Choudrant captured the Class 2B title and advanced all the way to the state tournament, falling just short in a loss to eventual state champion Converse in the state semifinals.
Simsboro was represented by Carlei Wheeler, who earned all-state honorable mention honors for the Lady Tigers.
J.C. Holt of Pitkin and Converse’s Chris Brumley were honored as the Class B Coaches of the Year after leading their teams to championships on the baseball and softball teams chosen by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Holden standout Taylor Douglas and Anacoco senior Reid Rodriguez were honored as the Class B Most Valuable Players.
Tait Henderson Weston Jr. 6-1
Landon Hennen Choudrant Sr. .418
Reid Rodriguez Anacoco Sr. 7-1
Jacob Hungerford Converse Sr. 7-2
Jaxon Perkins Pitkin Jr. .432
Conner Mayeaux Avoyelles Charter Jr. 9-0
Luke Johnson Grace Christian Sr. .608
Grayson Johnson Bell City Sr. .371
Aiden Coffman Hicks Jr. .423
Kane Broussard Lacassine So. .333
Brody Miller Holden Sr. 364
Chase Taylor Anacoco Sr. .526
Isaac Longino Pitkin Jr. .437
Bryce McGuire Choudrant Sr. 402
Brooks Boudreaux Converse Jr. .490
Mason Bordelon Avoyelles Charter Sr. .530
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: REID RODRIGUEZ, ANACOCO
COACH OF THE YEAR: J.C. HOLT, PITKIN
Hayden Doyle, Hicks; Cy Johnson, Pitkin; Lakin Odom, Elizabeth; Slay Coleman, Elizabeth; Gabe Caillier, Bell City; Colton Blundell, Weston; Noah Spears, Doyline; Logan Ponder, Quitman; Seth Cook, Grace Christian; J.P. Bordelon, Avoyelles Charter; Kaden Bradshaw, Choudrant; Cohl Cunningham, Stanley.
Cali Deal Quitman So. .490
Maggie Guyotte Quitman Fr. .585
Taylor Douglas Holden Sr. .586
Gracie Duffy Holden Sr. .415
Sarah McDaniel Florien Sr. .409
Holly Bennett Choudrant So. .405
Bailey Davis Anacoco Jr. .493
Rayni Rivers Converse Sr. .541
Jozlyn Westfall Hicks Sr. .533
Mary Wicke Bell City Sr. .540
Wynlee Vincent Grace Christian Fr. .583
Summer Brumley Converse Jr. .500
Avery Prine Converse Jr. .489
Zoey Smith Choudrant So. .562
Cora Downs Florien Jr. .394
Hanna Jackson Anacoco Sr. .427
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: TAYLOR DOUGLAS, HOLDEN
COACH OF THE YEAR: CHRIS BRUMLEY, CONVERSE
Jade Jones, Stanley; Madison Chaplin, Quitman; Ava Davis Anacoco; Courtlyn Dousay, Hicks; Shae Wetzel, Pitkin; Carlei Wheeler, Simsboro; Taylor Faust, Zwolle; Jessi White, Harrisonburg; Briana King, Monterey; Emma Wilson, Holden; Katelyn Glover, Negreet; Ryann Landry, Bell City.