From Staff Reports
The Panthers earned their fare share of All-District honors for the 2015 season.
Pacing the way was 12-4A co-Freshman of the Year Nathan Roets.
The catcher shared the award with Bonham’s Brooks Knightstep.
On the first team were Brandon Talley (pitcher) and Graham Godwin (outfield).
Cody Walker (outfield) made the second group and Kyle Petersen (third base) was an honorable mention.
Princeton ended the year 9-9 overall and third in district at 5-5.
“I thought we got better as the year went on. Our number one goal was to the make the playoffs, the next was to win a playoff game and we obviously did that,” first-year head coach Russell Bowker said.
Above them in the rankings were Bonham 10-0 and Community 7-3, with Anna and Melissa tying for the fourth spot at 4-6.
Melissa went on to knock off Anna 9-2 in a tiebreaker game.
Quinlan Ford took last at 0-10.
The Panthers clinched the bi-district title with 10-0 (run-rule) and 3-2 wins over Pinkston at Mesquite’s J.J. Tillery Field.
The season came to a close in the following round in a 2-1 loss to Sanger at Argyle High School.
Remaining 12-4A superlatives
Most Valuable Player – Bonham’s Kendall Kennedy
Offensive MVP – Community’s Dakota Ebarb
Defensive MVP – Bonham’s Jared Prock
Pitcher of the Year – Community’s Connor Wiser
Newcomer of the Year – Bonham’s Austin Simmerman
Coach of the Year – Bonham’s Donny Knightstep