Wirt has had to overcome many obstacles the last couple of years. Sarah Hennen, an all-tournament player on the Tigers' 2011 state championship squad, died during her senior year in 2012. Wirt failed to make it out of sectional play that year.
"We had trouble when we lost Sarah,'' Bunch said. "It was a hard year. God does everything for a reason. It's been a good four years. It was more happiness as a senior.''
Tyler Consolidated senior Megan Carpenter and juniors Kerstyn Cline and Bridget Matthews were all-tournament picks.
"These girls weren't supposed to be here,'' said Tyler Consolidated coach Richard Summers, who had a serious bicycle accident this past summer with multiple injuries. "I was life flighted. I didn't even know if I was going to be here. These girls came to the house and picked me up.''
Other all-tournament selections were East Hardy senior Marilyn Cassell, Greater Beckley Christian sophomore Janalee Lehman and Magnolia senior Mallory Chapman. Greater Beckley Christian also won the sportsmanship award.
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.