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Three make all-state 1A softball teams

Friday, August 23, 2002

Three Plymouth County girls were named to the 2002 Iowa Girls High School All-State Softball teams in Class 1A. Eight received special or honorable mention.

Akron-Westfield's Tarah Colt, a freshman pitcher, was named to the Class 1A sixth team.

On the seventh team in 1A were Jill Lacey (.416), Hinton, a sophomore and shortstop; and an A-W outfielder, senior Heather Borchers.

Area softball players who earned special mention in 1A were:

Pitchers - Alisha Krieg, Kingsley-Pierson, sophomore (21-17--.353--21-17); Maddie Rust, Storm Lake St. Mary's, sophomore;

Catchers - Amanda Baker, Lawton-Bronson, senior;

2nd base - Tina Sells, Fort Dodge St. Edmond, senior;

3rd base - Peggy Ploeger, Storm Lake St. Mary's, senior; Jenna Daale, West Sioux, senior;

Shortstop - Abby Bianchi, Fort Dodge St. Edmond, junior; Laura Bahrke, Kingsley-Pierson, junior (.397); Jenna Frederes, Remsen St. Mary's sophomore (.304);

Outfield - Amber Jonas, Remsen St. Mary's, sophomore (.316).

Honorable mention in 1A went to:

Pitcher - Jamie Ruba, Remsen St. Mary's, sophomore (18-10--.10018-10).

1st base - Randi Stusse, Hinton, senior (.265);

Shortstop - Mary Kay Caniglia, Council Bluffs St. Albert;

Outfield - Lisa Bagby, Fort Dodge St. Edmond, senior; Rachel Hawthorne, Hinton, sophomore (.354); Jacquie Schroeder, Spalding Catholic, senior;

Utility - Steph Phelps, Galva-Holstein, senior; Emily Vondrak, Lawton-Bronson, senior; Lindsey Langel, Gehlen Catholic, senior; Holly Lorenzen, Odebolt-Arthur, senior.

Members of the first team in Class 1A were:

PitcherJanet Barker, HLVSenior36-5--.426--60-21
PitcherAllison Brown, PekinSenior35-6--.410--129-47
PitcherAudra Hovick, South HamiltonJunior33-7--.328--86-24
PitcherBradi Smith, Southeast WarrenSenior30-6--.425
PitcherWhitney McElrath, Woodbury CentralSophomore33-7--.396--80-27
CatcherSteph Kuhl, Logan-MagnoliaJunior.475
CatcherNicki Petersburg, North CentralSenior.479
First BaseBrandi Sargent, AlburnettSenior16-8--.386--29-10
Second BaseBrandi Greenwood, Logan-MagnoliaSenior22-7--.379--59-20
Third BaseKelli Willett, Spalding CatholicSenior.363
ShortstopCari Kinzenbaw, HLVSenior3-0--.432--7-1
ShortstopKatie Maguire, TreynorSenior.488
OutfieldLindsay Bissell, Edgewood-ColesburgSenior.343
OutfieldKatelyn Kampfe, Iowa City ReginaSenior13-4--.349
OutfieldErin Michael, JesupJunior.388
UtilityHalie Stalzer, East MarshallJunior31-6--.508--98-27
UtilityStephanie Howe, NortheastJunior8-2--.534--45-27

1A Player of Year -- Stephanie Howe, Northeast--Shortstop/Pitcher--Junior

1A Pitcher of Year -- Whitney McElrath, Woodbury Central--Sophomore

1A Offensive/Defensive Player of Year -- Howe.

Woodbury Central's Ivy Guthridge (.376), a sophomore, was named to the third team.

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