Four Polk County players have earned All-District recognition from the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association.
Recent graduate Ashley Ponder and rising seniors Haley Fowler, Maranda Gosnell and Autumn Owen were chosen for the District 8 2A squad, which includes players from Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania and Yancey counties.
The same quartet also received all-Western Highlands Conference selection.
Madison’s Hannah Jennings was named the district player of the year while R-S Central’s Haley White was named the district pitcher of the year.
Complete all-district teams for each class and district can be found here.