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June 27, 2014

H.S. Sports: Elkhart athletes headed to Arlington

PALESTINE —

Elkhart High School will be represented by a couple of athletes who were selected to the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star events.

 

Softball player Courtney Lindsey and track competitor Paige Fillmore will travel on the weekend of July 10 to Arlington to take part in the All-Star festivities.

 

EHS softball coach Brandy Martin said for Lindsey, the opportunity is a great time to go out and showcase her skills.

 

“It’s an honor for her because the team is chosen from Class 1, 2 and 3A schools and only 14 athletes are chosen out of those three classifications,” Martin said. “And only seniors get to go. I think it’s a big testament to the hard work that she has put in, not only in school, but in playing year-round through her select team. It’s a big honor for our school, too, to be represented in that game, as well.”

 

One of the unique things about both Lindsey and Fillmore going to the All-Star events is that each of them will be making history.

 

“I’ve coached six years at Elkhart, and this is the first time we’ve had a girl to be able to play in the All-Star game,” Martin said. “I think it really shows to the younger girls that this is what can happen when you put in hard work, and it gives them something to strive to. I think it’s really going to help our program. We have a lot of good things going on, and I think this is another big thing to help give a boost to it.”

 

During this past season, Lindsey put up stellar numbers, which helped her in the college recruiting process.

 

Lindsey was named as the Defensive Player of the Year for District 19AA. She had a batting average of .468, a slugging percentage of .637, an on base percentage of .500 and a fielding percentage of .967.

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