Florence may have witnessed its string of three straight State B-C softball titles come to an end with a fourth-place finish at the 2015 tournament, but the Falcons were well recognized for their efforts when the class's all-state and all-conference teams were announced Thursday.
The Falcons joined state runner-up Ronan with two members named to the B-C all-state team. Four Maidens were named to the first-team all-conference squad, joined by two girls from Florence.
Holly Hale and Megan Byrne of Florence made the all-state squad as did Kendra Starkel and Carston Rhine of Ronan, which lost 12-2 to Conrad-Choteau in the state title game this past Saturday in Belgrade.
Conrad-Choteau placed two on the all-state team, including pitcher Tristin Achenbach and Michaela DeBoo.
The local quartet was joined by Ronan's Kenzie Dulmes and Kaitlyn Sassaman on the Western conference's first team.
Florence also placed Josie McCann and Natalie Drozdz on the second team. The Maidens' Jordyn Clairmont was also honored by a second-team selection.
Hannah Hirning of Loyola was also selected first-team all-state. Though Loyola's season ended in the divisional round, Hirning's year included 181 strike outs in 114.2 innings of work from the circle and a .393 batting average.
Hirning hit five triples, six doubles and a home run for the Breakers.
She was joined on the first-team by Mission-Arlee-Charlo's Mikaylan Roylance and Plains-Hot Springs' Diana Woodward.
Mission won its first two games at the state tournament before dropping a 7-1 contest to Conrad-Choteau in the undefeated game. MAC then took third after it lost 13-1 to Ronan the next day.
Plains dropped its first two games of the tournament.
Deer Lodge's Kelsie Gray rounded out the all-state members. Wardens teammate Hunter Therriault was a first-team all-conference selection.