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Jacob Daniels is one of 12 players selected for Avery's Intermediate Division All-Star team,
which begins state tournament play in July. Photo by Jamie Shell

Avery Little League All-Star tournament rosters

Avery County Little League announced its All-Star tournament rosters earlier this week. The following players were selected to compete in district and state all-star tournament competition:

Nine- and 10-year-old ACLL Baseball All-Stars (head coach: Martin Horney):

Levi Andrews, Chandler Berry, Kyler Braswell, T.J. Cornett, Thomas Gatewood, Chase Gilliam, Harrison Horney, Noah Rosato, Jackson Russ, Kaden Smith, Ty Smith, Austin Waldroop and Tyler Ward

11- and 12-year-old ACLL Softball All-Stars (head coach TBA):

Brook Buchanan, Gracie Cook, Faith Daniels, Paige Garland, Cy Huskins, Heaven Nelson, Leah Ricker, Sophie Schwebke, Emily Smith, Hailey Vance and Tasha Vance

Intermediate (11, 12 and 13-year-old) ACLL Baseball All-Stars (head coach: Sherrill Rominger; assistant coaches: Bill Daniels and David Cook):

Veronica Clark, Josh Cook, Jacob Daniels, James Eury, Cassie Harris, Deacon Heath, Lane Johnson, Jordan Lecka, Josh McClellan, Jackson Presnell, Caleb Pritchard and James Russ

Originally published: 2013-06-19 11:57:19
Last modified: 2013-06-19 11:58:03

Avery Little League concludes regular season, prepares for All-Star competition

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With its regular season recently concluded, Avery County Little League looks to postseason play, as teams across the country dream of qualifying to play in Williamsport, Pa., at the Little League World Series.

Getting through the season was a difficult chore, according to ACLL President Shannon Cook, who explained that weather was a detriment to finishing league play, but that the league managed to complete its season last week.

"Weather played a huge part in disrupting the Little League schedule this season," Cook said. "We did manage to get in all the games we had scheduled despite the weather."

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