Aleigha Gale, who will enter her senior year of high school in the fall, anchored a solid showing by the Lady Vikings with a first-team nod as voted by Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division III softball coaches.
The Lady Vikings, who finished with an 11-10 overall record, but went 7-3 in the league, placed their entire starting lineup on the all-league team.
Gale batted .447 while anchoring the pitching staff.
Seven Lady Vikings were named to the second team.
First baseman Ali Tate, who also will enter her senior year in the fall, led the Lady Vikings with a .563 average.
Second baseman Tessa Irwin, who hit .406 in her freshman campaign, also earned second-team honors.
Sophomore shortstop Haley Gedrose, who batted .500, was one of two shortstops named to the second team.
Designated player Shyanna Fromm batted .484 to earn a second-team nod.
Winfield’s entire starting outfield also earned second-team recognition. Tessa Ruggles, who recently graduated, batted .323, while sophomore Emma Schumacher hit .355 and Mikayla Konrade batted .321 in her freshman campaign.
Sophomore third baseman Naveya Gardner, who hit .444, received honorable mention. She was joined by catcher Ella Meseke, who hit .250 in limited at-bats while calling the games behind the plate.
Gracie Johnston of Augusta was named Most Valuable Player.
Jamie VanDever, who led Augusta (24-1) to the Class 4A State championship, was named Coach of the Year.
AV-CTL Division III
Most Valuable Player — Gracie Johnston, Augusta.
Coach of the Year — Jamie VanDever, Augusta.
P — Gracie JohnstonSr.Augusta
P — Aleigha GaleJr.Winfield
P — Addie FitzmorrisSr.McPherson
C — Sophie JohnstonJr.Augusta
1B — Allie EbenkampJr.Augusta
2B — Marti MerzJr.Augusta
3B — Hunter DreifortSr.Towanda-Circle
SS — Jadyn JacksonSo.Augusta
OF — Bailey PennycuffSr.Augusta
OF — Cheyenne CollinsJr.Towanda-Circle
OF — Taylor BruceJr.McPherson
OF — Morgan PennycuffSo.Augusta
DP — Mirah GilmartinJr.Towanda-Circle
Util — Lexee HugheyJr.El Dorado
P — Morgan PennycuffSo.Augusta
P — Jamison McCaigSo.El Dorado
P — Reagan StreckerSo.Towanda-Circle
C — Annalise YoungSr.El Dorado
C — Arianna PotterJr.McPherson
1B — Ali TateJr.Winfield
2B — Tessa IrwinFr.Winfield
3B — Kourtney DivineSr.Augusta
SS — Haley GedroseSo.Winfield
SS — Katie FoxJr.El Dorado
OF — Emma SchumacherSo.Winfield
OF — Tessa RugglesSr.Winfield
OF — Mallory ParsonsJr.El Dorado
OF — Mikayla KonradeFr.Winfield
DP — Shyanna FrommSo.Winfield
Util — Taylor CasebeerSo.McPherson
C — Ella Meseke (So.), Winfield; Kelsi Hilger (Sr.), Buhler.
1B — Bella Garcia (Sr.), Buhler; Jordan Hammer (Sr.), Towanda-Circle.
2B — Jessie Nibarger (Sr.), Towanda-Circle.
3B — Naveya Gardner (So.), Winfield; Brylea Teufel (Sr.), Buhler; Lexee Hughey (Jr.), El Dorado.
SS — Haley Miller (Jr.), Buhler; Brette Doile (Fr.), McPherson; Devin Ingrim (Jr.), Towanda-Circle.
OF – Paige Staggs (Sr.), Buhler; Maggie McLean (Sr.), Buhler.
Util — Cheyenne Pohlman (Jr.), Augusta.