In April 3-9 IssueBy Derek Aaron
Times Journal Sports Editor
The Russell County High School Lady Lakers (3-1) claimed
their first district victory of the season after defeating the visiting
Cumberland County Lady Panthers, 12-6.
The Lady Lakers, led by seniors Megan Huckaby and Felicia
Coffey, should contend for the district title again this year.
Coach Trent Tarter’s team consists of 19 players, of whom
all are expected to see playing time throughout the season.
Nine of the 19 girls are freshmen, meaning a bright future
is ahead for the Lady Laker softball program.
Abbie Tarter, Sarah Shaw, Sky Covarrubias, Heather Burton,
Katie Williams, Chelse Hadley, Rebecca Stephens, Sara McClure and Kaylea Bunch
make up this season’s freshmen class.
Four 8th graders are also counted on by the staff to be
contributors to this season’s varsity and junior varsity squads, Hailey
McBeath, Taylor Irvin, Jane Foley and Allison Withers make up the freshman
The lone junior on this year’s team is Ericka Jackson while
sophomores Lacy Holt, Jenna Burris and Kyla Thomas round out the club.
The Junior Varsity defeated Cumberland
County also, 4-0.