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Photo courtesy of Leigh Ann Roe.
The Hoover 12U Strykers All-Star team. On the front row, from left, are Becca Clark, Jaddin Simpson, Bailee Trammel, Chloe Hardin and Julie Hopping. On the second row, from left, are Taja Robinson, Liz Lewis, Katherine Brown, Liz Keyes, Laney Roe, Kameron Roberson, Emma Tew and Kendal Thornton. Coaches on the back row, from left, are Robby Glenn, Todd Trammell, Jeff Hopping, Peter Hardin and Chad Clark.
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The Hoover Diamonds 6U Fast-pitch All-Stars. Team members are: (Laying down) Reagan Roberts; (kneeling, from left) Anabelle Beasley, Mackenzie Dockery, Ellie Robinson and Maddie Maddox; (standing, from left) Madison Morris, Lily Cate Campbell, Emory Congleton, Scarlett Worley, Emma Pines, Ryleigh Williams, Callie Wallace and Piper Smith. Coaches, from left, were Jason Wallace, Matthew Morris, Chris Dockery and Ingram Worley.
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The Hoover Thunder 8U Fast-pitch All-Stars. Team members included: (sitting, from left) Haley Westhoven and Tatum Lasseter; (kneeling, from left) Becca Guerard, Sarah Elizabeth Breeze, Taylor Canada, Brianna Morales and Lindsey Westhoven; (standing, from left) Caroline Young, Avi Rae Davis, Sydney Durban, Mary El Neal and Olivia Guenster. Coaches, from left, were Dax Guerard, Jason Durban, Michael Neal and Mark Westhoven.
The Hoover Softball Association fared well with its all-star season this summer, with one team winning the World Series for their age group, two teams earning state championships and two others capturing third-place honors in the state tournament.
The Hoover 12U Strykers softball team in July was named World Series champions for their age group in the recreational league for the United States Specialty Sports Association.
The Strykers defeated a team from Hueytown twice in a row to claim the championship at the World Series in Gulf Shores, said John Parker, president of the Hoover Softball Association.
The Hoover Diamonds 6U Fast-pitch All-Stars went undefeated in five games in the state tournament this past weekend in Alabaster and earned a first-place national ranking with the USSSA. The Diamonds’ overall record for the all-star season was 12-6.
The Hoover Thunder 8U Fast-pitch All-Stars also went undefeated in the state tournament in Calera, winning all five games. The Hoover Thunder ‘s overall record for the all-star season was 20-2, losing only to the McCalla white team in the pre-area tournament twice. They won their pre-area tournament and area tournament.
The Hoover 10U Fireballs and 12U Strykers fast-pitch all-star teams both placed third in state.