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Highlandâ€™s Sierra Allen has been named the all-District 11-1A, Division II MVP, while teammate Kara Hughey also was named to the all-district team and three other Highland players â€” Beth Richburg, Lora Stewart and Megan Thompson â€” got all-district honorable mention.
In addition, Allen received an even bigger honor as she was named first team all-state by the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association. Allen and Hughey have also both been named first team all-region by the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association.
Allen, a sophomore, was named district newcomer of the year as a freshman. For the Highland boys, junior Ron Covington was named to the all-district team while four other Highland players â€” Ethan Wilson, Kevin Box, Sheldon Hall and Shelby Howard â€” all received all-district honorable mention. Iraâ€™s Jared Cotton was the MVP while his teammates Lance Morris and Logan Morris were named offen-sive player of the year and the newcomer of the year, respectively.