by Don Ratzlaff
The Free Press
Seven players from Hillsboro High School’s Central Kansas League co-championship team have received all-league recognition from league coaches.
Four Trojans were picked for the first team, two for the second team and one received honorable mention.
Senior Tena Loewen was a unanimous pick for the first-team outfield. She was joined by teammates Danae Bina, a junior, at shortstop, and sophomores Julie Sinclair at first base and Madison Klein at second base.
Chosen for the second team were sophomore pitcher Allison Weber and sophomore catcher Bradli Nowak.
Sophomore Emily Jost received honorable mention for her play in the outfield.
Hillsboro (18-5 overall) and Smoky Valley (16-6) posted the best league records at 14-4. Pratt (18-5) and Haven (13-5) finished 12-4 in the CKL because of cancelations caused by the cool and wet spring weather.
Six Smoky Valley players received all-league recognition, nine from Pratt, six from Haven and seven from Lyons, which finished 11-5 in league play. Pratt and Lyons qualified for the state tournaments in Class 4A and 3A, respectively.
2013 CKL All-League Softball
Pitcher: Eryn Stockman, sr., Smoky Valley (U); Aubrey Denno, jr., Hesston; Brittnee Hill, jr., Pratt; Dani Dowell, sr., Sterling,
Catcher: Savanah Buntemeyer, so., Pratt.
First base: Julie Sinclair, so., Hillsboro.
Second base: Cara Johnson, sr., Lyons; Madison Klein, so., Hillsboro.
Third base: Taylor Fuhr, sr., Pratt.
Shortstop: Danae Bina, jr., Hillsboro.
Outfield: Bailey Gillig, jr., Pratt (U); Tena Loewen, sr., Hillsboro (U); Megan Voth, jr., Hesston; Sam Stallbaumer, so., Haven.
Utility: Lauren Rambat, jr., Pratt.
Designated player: Jacy Ummel, fr., Haven.
Pitcher: Aubrey Hollinger, jr., Lyons; Mackenzie Rohling, sr., Haven; Allison Weber, so., Hillsboro.
Catcher: Chelsey Riffel, so., Sterling; Bradli Nowak, so., Hillsboro.
First base: Mikaela Kluver, sr., Hesston; Emily Norberg, sr., Smoky Valley.
Second base: Kinzie Spurgin, sr., Pratt.
Third base: Ashton Chaffin, sr., Haven,
Shortstop: Taylor Suhler, sr., Hesston.
Outfield: Dakota Jones, jr., Pratt; Darrian Pickering, sr., Kingman; Breanna Lutschg, jr., Lyons; Kasey Kolling, sr., Smoky Valley.
Pitcher: Kylee Davis, jr., Haven.
Catcher: Lauren Barker, so., Lyons.
First base: None.
Second base: None.
Third base: Laura Pineda, fr., Lyons.
Shortstop: Brenna McClure, so., Lyons Kylah Comley, fr., Sterling; Hannah McBride, jr., Smoky Valley.
Outfield: Maddie Koltzbach, sr., Smoky Valley; Emily Jost, so., Hillsboro; Kate Bean, sr., Hesston; Hayden Pixler, sr., Pratt; Brooke Boeken, 12, Sterling.
Designated player: Brea Becker, fr., Pratt; Alex Deegan, sr., Hesston; Carly Kolling, jr., Smoky Valley.
CENTRAL KANSAS LEAGUE
(Final) League Overall
W L W L
Hillsboro 14 4 18 5
Smoky Valley 14 4 16 6
- Pratt 12 4 18 5
Haven 12 4 13 5
- Lyons 11 5 17 6
Hesston 8 9 11 11
Sterling 7 11 12 11
Kingman 4 14 4 15
Halstead 2 14 4 11
Nickerson 2 15 4 16
- Qualified for state
+ Lyons, Haven did not play
* Pratt, Halstead did not play