Photos by Sydney Hardin Photography

She heads into her senior year as a three-sport first team all-district performer.

Junior third-baseman Kyia Horton made it a clean sweep of all three sports seasons garnering first team all-district honors in volleyball during the fall, basketball in the winter, and now softball in the spring.

Horton tied for the Arp team lead in RBI's with 19, and was second in batting average, hits, runs scored, and fielding percentage.

The Carpenter sisters were named to District 16-3A's second team.

Junior second baseman Abby Carpenter was one of the Lady Tigers most reliable defensive player during the 2022 campaign, while freshman pitcher Addison Carpenter was impressive both in the circle and at the plate.

The younger Carpenter led the team in batting average at a .538 clip as well as hits, runs scored, extra base hits, fielding percentage.  As a pitcher, Addison struck out 60 hitters in 60 innings pitched.

Her older sister was second for the Lady Tigers in fielding percentage, and tied for second in runs scored.  Abby was then third on the squad in batting average and hits.

Freshman shortstop Maddie Birdsong, and freshman catcher Aubrey Way received all-district honorable mention.

All five players help form a solid nucleus for the Arp softball program to build on.

In addition, 12 Lady Tigers were rewarded for their efforts in the classroom as they were named academic all-district.

They are freshmen outfielders Addison Anderson, Rebekah Hardy, Randee Black, Abby Parker, and Erica Padron; Sophomore outfielders Kate Paz, and Lucy Garcia; Senior outfielder Ariana Padron along with Horton, Birdsong, and the Carpenter sisters.

The Arp softball team is coached by Billy Holcomb who is assisted by Bobby Parker.