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Lady Rebels hold awards banquet
Honored at the ECHS softball banquet were, left to right, Emily Waltz, Emma Exley, Shelby Duff, Kayla English and Kendall Usher. Not pictured is Marie Fogle. - photo by Photo submitted

The Effingham County High School softball team held its postseason banquet and celebrated its 23-6 record this season.

Shelby Duff was honored as the best all-around player while Kayla English was honored as the best defensive player and Marie Fogle was honored as the top offensive player.

Emma Exley had the highest GPA and Emily Waltz and Kendall Usher were named as best all-around on the junior varsity.

“We have a great group of girls that work hard and it shows when they are on the field,” coach Tesh Pace said. “All of these girls will come back next year except for one senior, Marie Fogle. We are looking forward to a great season again next year.”

Assistant coach Matt Huntley also played a key role in bringing the team to play at the level of play that they could through the season.

“Overall, we had a great season,” he said. “The girls worked very hard and came a long way from the beginning of the season. Being a competitive team in this state can be very difficult, but these girls have proved that they have the will to be a great team.”