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Washington High School softball player Taylor Hendrix has been named the Washington Missourian Athlete of the Week, sponsored by First State Community Bank.
Hendrix, a junior pitcher, has played a major role with her pitching and her offense in helping the Lady Jays to a successful season.
During recent action, Hendrix helped Washington to a 5-1 record and the championship of the Parkway Central Tournament. She had a 3-0 record in the pitching circle during that span, registering 31 strikeouts in 25 innings, with an ERA of 2.24 and a WHIP (walks plus hits per inning) of 1.36.
As a hitter during that span, Hendrix collected nine hits in 21 at-bats for a .429 batting average with one home run, three doubles, six RBIS, a .714 slugging percentage and an OPS (on-base plus slugging) of 1.149.
Competing at the Class 2 District 1 Girls Golf Tournament at Links of Dardenne in O’Fallon, Washington notched a second-place team finish, which qualified it for the sectional round.
The Blue Jays posted a team score of 392, which was good for second place behind only Cor Jesu with 343.
Washington’s team will play sectional competition Monday, Oct. 3, at Crown Point Golf Club in Farmington.
The Blue Jays were led at the district tournament by Sydney Parrish, who carded an 18-hole round of 87. Emma Jones finished with 91. Jordan Aholt shot 103. Bria Hasenjaeger posted 111. Emmy Hopkins had 127.
"I’m proud of the whole team. All five girls contributed in some way to help the team move on. At this point the motto of 'survive and advance' really becomes true and our team did a great job of it,” said Washington Coach Adam Fischer. “We have some things to work on and clean up, but I know this group will keep working hard to help them shoot their best round of the year at sectionals.”
A photo of Washington’s five district golfers is below.
It was a big day for the Washington High School softball program on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Both the varsity and junior varsity teams won tournament championships.
The Blue Jays varsity team captured the Parkway Central Tournament crown. They opened with wins over Nerinx Hall 11-1 and Webster Groves, 3-2.
Washington defeated Timberland in the championship game, 6-3.
“It felt awesome winning the tournament, especially since it was our first year in it,” said Washington Varsity Softball Coach Phil King. “The girls played great, and everyone accepted their role. That led to some key bunts that either moved girls into scoring position, or brought them home on squeeze plays.”
Varsity team members are Sarah Becszlko, Grace Evans, Jessie Huxol, Ellie Quathem, Taylor Hendrix, Nichole Brinker, Emma Turner, Jena Monehan, Caitlyn Vodnansky, Ashley Molitor, Payton Dubberke, Madison Missey, Libbie Harrison, Emma Piar-Shaw and Jessica Miller.
The Blue Jays junior varsity team claimed the Union Tournament championship, improving to 11-1 on the season.
Washington defeated Borgia in the first game, 11-4, and Union in the championship contest, 12-3.
“Our pitching all year has been a tremendous strength. Jenna Crider and Liz Jones have been doing an excellent job of pitching. They start every other game,” said Washington JV Softball Coach Dane Gough. “Offensively, several girls have contributed. Throughout this season, we have scored 128 runs and only allowed 33, a plus 95 run differential. I have never had anything remotely close to that level of run differential.”
Junior varsity players are Ali Schwoeppe, Ryann Thiemann, Jenna Crider, Clara Evans, Grace Karll, Kristen Monzyk, Sam Winistoerfer, Paige Babbs, Sophia Olszowka, Lizzy Sontag, Amber Meyer, Julie Gerling, Jenna Jasper, Liz Jones, Chloe Harfst, Molitor and Piar-Shaw.
Washington High School students who plan on trying out for a 2016-17 winter sports team must turn in a completed practice card to their respective coach before they are allowed to participate.
The completed practice card informs the coach that the student has finished all of the necessary obligations it takes to participate in a high school sport.
Winter sports try-outs at Washington High School begin Monday, Oct. 31.
The process works by the following:
Each student must turn in a completed physical packet and a signed student/parent activity handbook commitment form to the WHS Activities Office. At that time, the student will receive a practice card, which they will turn in to their respective coach.
Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to participate in WHS athletics, along with obtaining the necessary paperwork, and all the information about 2016-17 WHS winter sports.
A photo of the front and back of the 2016-17 winter sports practice card is below.
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