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Storm (Red Shirt)- Lily Duggin, Maddox Nicholson, Blake Duncan, Andrew Alexander, Tinsley Ferrell, Zach Higgins, Alexander King, Cooper Henderson, Gracie Nichols, Landen Mowl, Tucker Witty, Miley Barrett, Head Coach Brian Alexander

(5/6 Coach Pitch) MetalMax Grasshoppers 16, Sonic MudHens 5
Grasshoppers (Orange Shirt)-Cade Smith, Aiden Martin, Alex Gannon, Cayden Onate, Garyin Gibbs, Jaxsen Miles, Bella Mason, Brody Franklin, Lily Sanders, Belle Sanders, Brayden Smithson, Braylynn Taylor, Jaylynn Taylor, Head Coach Jeff Cannon

Cannon- "I love it, and it is a ball. It is the most fun I could have."

MudHens (Blue Shirt)-Lukas Phillips, Mylee Schwartz, Jaysie Hackney, Hannah Pitts, Brody McPeak, Brooklyn Parker, Kale Sellars, Braylon Chockley, Deegan Lewis, Cody Prater, Race Rigsby, Charlie Bartlett, Head Coach Jamie Hackney

(7/8 Coach Pitch) FirstBank Lugnuts 21, Bratcher, Horton, Melton & Assoc. Mudcats 7
Lugnuts (Sliver Shirt)-Dylan Gunter, Matt Bane, Garrett Crawford, Jesse Jernigan, Sam Parrish, Matthew Townsend, Noah Maddox, Case Gentry, Wyatt Valentino, Michael Vanatta, Head Coach Jeff Bane

Bane- "This is one of the highlights of my summer. I love being out here on the ball field, and some of these kids I have had more than this year. It is great to see these kids grow and get better at playing baseball.

Mudcats (Red Shirt with Gray writing)- Allen Leach, Jesse Campbell, Xavier Mathewson, Joshua Powers, Caleb Powers, Denver Jones, Hunter Noblin, Brett Smithson, Dustin Keller Jr., Hunter Eidson, Head Coach Tim Powers
Powers-"When you see them backing up a base, and running through first base after a hit, you are putting the bricks in the wall for later on. It is not about winning or losing, even though winning is fun, it is about when they get better later on."

(9/10 Minors) Adams & Co A's 15, Roto-Rooter Plumbers Mets 0
A's (Dark Green Shirt)- Braxton Parker, Austin Ferrell, Gus Carden, Joshua Jernigan, Nate Rinehart, George Seybold, Jordan Vantrease, Jackson Farrar, Jonathan Fann, Aidan Pope, Grant Adams, Dylan Taylor, Head Coach Billy Bob Carden

Carden-"We did a very good job during the championship game. We played our hardest, and we hit the best we could and fielded the best we could."

Ferrell-"I love coaching all of these boys. I never coached before a couple of years ago, and four or five of these boys I have had for two years. I love the whole team like they are my own kids. They are special kids, and they work hard. They did a good job, and I could not be more pleased with them."

Mets (Blue Shirt with Orange Writing)- Jake Foster, Nick Foster, Micah Prater, Daylon Dearry, Tucker Kyne, Kaden Thomas, Waylon Southworth, Dustin Jones, Steven Jones, Branson Smithson, CJ Cook, Tyson Pope, Head Coach TJ Southworth

(9U Softball) DTC Communications Ponytail Express 18, Carden Construction Dirt Diamonds 3
Ponytail Express-Alexis Davenport, Ava Roberts, Raena Smith, Audrey Baird, Kendall Hedrick, Elizabeth Rowell, Jada Bobo, Mykala Barrett, Jenna Bush, Kendra Murphy, Head Coach BJ Bobo

DAVID HUNTER
dhunter@cannoncourier.com

During the past few days, the Cannon County Dixie Youth Association crowned their 2015 champions in both baseball and softball in six different age divisions. All of the teams in each league had great seasons, but only six of them were crowned champions. Here a recap and photo of each of the teams, who played in their respective title game along with quotes with some of the coaches and players about how much fun they have playing or coaching the National Pastime.

(3/4 T-Ball) K &H Heating and Cooling Hotrods 9, Christie-Q-BBQ Storm 8
Hotrods (Gold Shirt)- Kylie Harris, Hayden Gilley, Donovan Sadler, Braxton Miller, Zoey Kress, Dean Russell, Ellie Chapman, Kaydence Light, Emery Rollins, Jack Robbins, Matthew Bartal, Annabelle McPeak, Head Coach- Carol Miller


Miller-"I love it, and they are so awesome. They love playing, and it is good to coach the kids that love playing."

Bobo-"With this group of kids, it has been great fun, because we have had great parents. They have made it easy to coach. With having good kids and good parents, it made being a coach so much easier, because you did not have to do a lot. There was no controversy, ever, and that is one reason we had an undefeated season. Those girls are 32-0 as the Ponytail Express."

Dirt Diamonds- Braeleigh Parker, Jayda Blount, Brooklynn Batson, Willow Carden, Aubrianna McKee, Lacey Foster, Kathrin Garcia, Cadee Davis, Madi Leath, Tessa Vantrease, Head Coach Chad Parker

(14U Softball) 31 by Lawanna Diamond Dolls 9, Carden Construction Yellowjackets 8
Diamond Dolls- Destinee Byrd, Taylor Weeden, Lacon Parton, Kristin Knox, Juliana Schau, Nessa Farris, Austin Grant, Kenzie Mason, Katie Gunter, Co- Head Coaches Jamie and Lawanna Holloway

Jamie Holloway-"It is good to give back to the community, and teach the girls and watch them grow in their skills and knowledge of the game. It is really rewarding to see them be able to develop and play in high school knowing you had something to do with teaching them the fundamentals at a younger age.

Yellowjackets- Shelby Reed, Eliza Carden, Stella Brown, Addy Todd, Anna Williams, Lori Pittard, Cynthia Davenport, Sabrina Marie, Ashlan Reed, Lilliana Brown, Head Coach Rachel Carden


Note: The 11/12 Majors were represented by the Quick Stop Market Cubs this season as they played their games against teams from around the surrounding area as part of the TYBA. They finished their season last week.

Cubs- Hunter Althaus, Michael Barrett, Brady Davenport, Ryan DiStasio, Ty Kyne, Nolan Lovvorn, Justin Olmstead, Noah Olson, Brendan Reed, Lavell Rogers, Brady Smith

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