RIPLEY - Two Ripley High standout sophomore athletes have garnered recognition for the All Mountain State Athletic Conference (AAA) volleyball squad this season.

Sophomores Kaitlyn Weaver and Ashley Mellinger were honored.

Weaver, a gifted athlete who proved to be a leader on the court netted second team honors while Mellinger took home honorable mention.

Mellinger is also a hard hitting/fielding catcher for Ripley's softball team. Head coach Corby Stalnaker spoke of his super sophomores and their recent honors.

"Both of these young ladies are very deserving of the conference recognition. They work hard and are very coachable. I look forward to the future of our team."

The MSAC Coaches of the Year are Shirley Brown of Woodrow Wilson and Riverside's Christina Phalen.

The conference Player of the Year is Cabell Midland's Cassie Weaver.