Dolby, Smith named SW All-Stars


COLUMBUS – Triad sophomore Madison Dolby and Graham sophomore Mackenzie Smith qualified for the Southwest District All-Star softball team after trying out for the underclassman squad.

Dolby was selected as a shortstop and Smith as a catcher.

The team will compete alongside other districts on June 22-23 in Columbus.

“That’s one of the most prestigious honors a girl can have,” Bill Dolby, Madison’s father, said. “I just think it’s awesome.”

Nearly 100 girls tried out for the team, but only a fraction of those were selected.

“She’s just proof that hard work pays off,” Graham Coach Ralph Foster said of Smith.

The All-Star games will be attended by college coaches and scouts and will feature five games for the team played across the two days.

Youth sports

In 14U baseball, Urbana Kokosing beat Graham Champaign Garage Doors, 14-4.

Standouts for Kokosing were Jaison Counsil, Payton Oyer and Brandon Ebert.