published Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Northwest Whitfield senior Emily Boyd earns state honor

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    Northwest Whitfield softball pitcher Emily Boyd is one of the top-quality pitchers from Northwest Georgia in the GHSA state softball tournament.
    Photo by Tim Barber /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Northwest Whitfield senior Emily Boyd can add Georgia Dugout Club Class AAAA player of the year to her already long list of softball career accomplishments.

Boyd had already earned all-state honors in helping the Lady Bruins win a state championship last fall. She signed with the University of Mississippi during November's signing period.

Boyd had a 28-2 pitching record with an earned run average of 0.65 last season. In 192 2/3 innings pitched she registered 295 strikeouts.

"She deserves everything she gets," Northwest coach Jason Brooker said. "You can't ask for a better kid. A lot of coaches say a player works hard, but I can honestly say she does. The best thing about her is her drive. No matter how good she's doing or how good the team is doing, she's never really satisfied. Her goal is always in sight."

The Georgia Dugout Club gives two player-of-the-year and two coach-of-the-year awards in each classification. Brooker also received one of the coach's awards, which are voted on by club members consisting of coaches throughout the state.

"It all comes down to the players. They did a great job," said Brooker, whose assistants were Scottie Kilgore, Brad Dunn and Emily's father Greg Boyd. "I was just a small part of it."

Red Bank seeks coach

Red Bank is currently accepting applications for the head volleyball coaching position.

Anyone interested can send a resume to athletic director Patty Lane at lane_p@hcde.org. The deadline for sending them is Feb. 1.

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