The All-State softball players from the area this year feature: 1st Team Class 4A Fairfield junior Kaylee Watson (also Southeast Iowa All-District) Class 1A Senior Morgan Christner from New London (Southeast Iowa All-District too)
2nd Team Class 4A Kenady Waugh of Fairfield Class 5A Ottumwa senior Ellie Hammack (made West All-District list)
3rd Team Class 1A Cardinal senior Lindsey Davis (also Southeast Iowa All-District) Class 5A Ottumwa 8th grader Kacy Nickerson Class 3A Freshman Bailea Yahnke from Davis County (Southeast Iowa All-District)
Southeast Conference softball All-Conference selections have been announced by the league coaches. Making the 1st Team from Fairfield are juniors Brynna Bowman, Kaylee Watson and Kenady Waugh. Trojans on the 2nd team included senior Alli Deao, junior Haley Beard and sophomore Ashtyn Drish. Honorable Mention went to junior Sara Trent and 8th grader Shay Drish.
Fairfield had several girls earn Academic All-Conference recognition that goes to a senior or junior with at least a 3.25 grade point average. They are juniors Natalie Angstead, Corynn Klehm, Kylee Marlay, Taylor Marlay, Bowman, Watson and Waugh.
Bailey Johnson of league champion Mount Pleasant was named the SEC Most Valuable player. The junior batted 500 on the season
The Van Buren Community High School baseball team dropped a 9-1 Class 2A state tournament game against Hinton yesterday at Des Moines. Tyson Sprouse went 1 of 1. Tommy Laughlin finished 2 of 4. Austin Bartholomew and Robert Barker both were 1 of 3 as they totaled 7 hits but left 14 runners on base.
Starter Bartholomew pitched 4 2/3 innings, had 6 strikeouts, allowed 5 hits, 5 walks, 5 runs, 4 of them earned and was charged with the loss. Will Mertens went 2/3 of an inning, fanned a batter, gave up one hit, 3 walks and 3 earned runs. Barker worked the final 1 2/3 innings, racked up 3 strikeouts, allowed 2 hits, 2 walks and one earned run. The Warriors end an outstanding 23 and 5 season after making a 2nd straight trip to state and 3rd in the last 4 years.
Archery camp is scheduled to take place August 8th through the 12th at Fairfield High School. Incoming 9th through 12th grade students will have the session at 5PM followed by 7th and 8th graders at 6. The fee is 25 dollars. Pre-registration is not required but encouraged to help with planning. For more information call: Nancy Diers at 641-472-7387 Janice Kaufman 641-472-5019 or Cory Klehm 641-919-7468
The Milton Lions Club is hosting the 3rd annual 16 and over baseball tournament August 13the and 14th on the Van Buren High School field at Keosauqua. There is a limit of 8 teams with August 1st the deadline to enter. For more inforamtion or to sign up, call Mark Garrett at 641-656-4411. Prize money from the competition is donated to a charity chosen by the winning team.