Pitcher-second baseman Aleigha Gale anchors all-league first team

Winfield High School pitcher Aleigha Gale was named to the all-league first team in voting by AV-CTL D-III softball coaches. Gale, who batted .447, was joined on the all-league team by the entire Lady Vikings starting lineup.

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

All-League Softball

Most Valuable Player — Gracie Johnston, Augusta.

Coach of the Year — Jamie VanDever, Augusta.

FIRST TEAM

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

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SECOND TEAM

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

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HONORABLE MENTION

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.

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