By Marty Gordon
Eastern Montgomery’s Elli Underwood was announced Monday as the Region 1C soccer Player of the Year.
Radford High School placed four players on the Three Rivers District boys’ soccer team. Seniors Austin Shepherd and Devin Culp were joined by sophomores Evan Rupe and Parker Prioleau.
Five Bobcats were named to the second-team: junior Jack Davis and seniors Zane Rupe, Mason Sproule, Grayson Herndon, and Sam Kennedy.
On the girls’ side of the TRD, three Lady Cats were named to the first-team: Makenzie Page, Anna Turk, and Kathryn Vinson.
Radford’s Sarah Luckett, Kora Epperly, and Emma McMurray were named to the second-team all-TRD.
Addie Saunders of Radford was named to the second-team All-TRD softball list.
Local teams dominated the Region 1C girls’ team.
Eastern Montgomery’s girls’ soccer team picked up their first state championship this past month. Underwood was honored as the Region 1C Player of the Year, and East Mont coach Whitney Shaver was named the region’s Coach of the Year.
Eastern Montgomery placed 10 players on the region first-team: Madison Bruce, Sarah Weatherspoon, Elli Underwood, Lilly Underwood, Madeline Mirolli, Laken Smith, Jessie Blankenship, Lindsey Rader, Morgan Bahnken, and goalkeeper Logan Boone.
Auburn players named to the Region 1C soccer first-team included Katie Lite, Lily Messimer, and Katelyn Lafon.
One Eastern Montgomery player, Mackenzie Kidwell, was named to the second-team. Auburn had six players on the second-team: Stacey Lewis, Mackela Richmeier, Kaitlyn Lytton, Abby Coe, Kelsie Groseclose, and goalkeeper Kristen Pack.
Auburn placed five players on the Region 1C baseball first-team. Pitcher Reed Underwood was joined by Tyler Sparrer, Parker Hale, Carter Keith, and Eric Altizer.
Eastern Montgomery’s Brandon Work and Auburn’s A.J. Reece were named to the Region 1C baseball second-team.