Monday, May 29, 2023

New Simpson Hill Lady Mustangs claim tournament championship

The 17th annual New Simpson Hill Girls Round Robin Tournament was held Oct. 11-14. Six schools participated in the tournament that included Cypress/Buncombe, Galatia, Meridian, New Simpson Hill, Pope County and Vienna.

The New Simpson Hill Lady Mustangs led by coaches Aerial Ford and Sara Goddard finished the tournament with a 4-0 record and won first place honors.

The Meridian Lady Bobkits took second place with a 3-1 tournament record.

The all tourney team was named after the tournament was completed and consisted of one player from each participating school. The all tourney team consisted of Haylie Oliver of Cypress/Buncombe, Maddie McFarland of Galatia, A’Coria Phillips of Meridian, Anyssia Schell of New Simpson Hill, Elyse Ibata of Pope County and Taleah Warren of Vienna.

This year’s tournament MVP went to A’Coria Phillips of Meridian.

New Simpson Hill would like to thank all the schools for their participation in this year’s tournament, and would like to thank the fans, players and coaches for their show of sportsmanship.

All Tourney Team, from left, are Elyse Ibata of Pope County, Anyssia Schell of New Simpson Hill, Haylie Oliver of Cypress/Buncombe, A’coria Phillips of Meridian and Taleah Warren of Vienna. Not pictured is Maddie McFarland of Galatia.