Three area players were recently named to the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association’s All-State softball teams.
Floyd Central junior Taryn Weddle was chosen to the Class 3A/4A first team by the ICGSA, while New Albany senior Mariah Grant was selected to the second team and Jeffersonville senior Casey Schweitzer to the third team.
This past season Weddle hit .495 with seven doubles, three triples, 18 home runs and 50 RBIs for the Highlanders. The catcher also finished with a .541 on-base percentage, a 1.171 slugging percentage and a 1.713 OPS. Weddle’s home run total was a new program record and ranked third in the state this year.
Grant, meanwhile, hit .623 with three doubles, 10 triples, three home runs and 20 RBIs from the Bulldogs’ leadoff spot. The center fielder also finished the season with a .658 on-base percentage, a 1.403 slugging percentage and a 1.702 OPS. Grant was also selected to compete in today’s North-South All-Star doubleheader at Indiana University’s Andy Mohr Stadium.
Schweitzer hit .474 with 14 doubles, 10 home runs and 34 RBIs for the Red Devils. The catcher also finished with a .545 on-base percentage, a .936 slugging percentage and a 1.482 OPS.
10 GIRLS EARN ALL-STATE IN TENNIS
Ten local girls recently earned All-State and all-district recognition from the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association.
Providence senior Halli Trinkle, who advanced to the individual singles state finals for the second straight year, was a first-team All-State pick in singles. Trinkle, the 2018 singles state champion, went 20-2 this season — her only losses were to Kentucky state champion Carrie Beckman during the regular season and Indiana state champ Ellie Pittman of Cathedral in the state final.
Trinkle’s teammates, Hannah Conder and Natalie Boesing, were named first-team All-State in doubles. The senior and junior, who went 19-2, lost in the quarterfinals of the IHSAA doubles state tourney.
Meanwhile Floyd Central senior Jasmine Shireman, Highlanders junior Abby Jamison and Silver Creek junior Anna Graves were All-State honorable mention selections in singles.
Floyd Central juniors Lindsey Dorsch and Katie Weimer and Jeffersonville juniors Alayna Lacy and Olivia Bischof garnered All-State honorable mention in doubles.
All 10 of those girls were also named to the District 8 team.
7 LOCALS NAMED TO HHC BASEBALL TEAM
Three members of Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament-champion Jeffersonville and two each from Floyd Central and New Albany have been named to the first-team All-HHC in baseball.
The Red Devils were represented by Blayden McMahel, Drew Taylor and Jack Ellis while Max Meyer and Blake Barrett repped the Highlanders and Steven Thom and Cooper Biven the Bulldogs.
All three schools had one player each garner honorable mention. They were Floyd’s Carson Stiller, Jeff’s Gavin Seebold and New Albany’s Cody Medley.
Jeffersonville’s Derek Ellis was named Coach of the Year.
ALL-HOOSIER HILLS CONFERENCE BASEBALL
First team: Evan Waggoner, Zane Harrison, Garrett Watson (Bedford NL); Julian Greenwell, Dalton Back, Cole Gilley (Columbus East); Max Meyer, Blake Barrett (Floyd Central); Josh Pettit (Jennings County); Blayden McMahel, Drew Taylor, Jack Ellis (Jeffersonville); Steven Thom, Cooper Biven (New Albany); Jake Roberts (Seymour).
Honorable mention: Logan Shelton (BNL); Jonah Wichman (Columbus East); Carson Stiller (Floyd Central); Cody Wilson (Jennings County); Gavin Seebold (Jeffersonville); Cody Medley (New Albany); Zach Forner (Madison); RJ Kleber (Madison).
Coach of the Year: Derek Ellis (Jeffersonville).
6 LOCALS NAMED TO ALL-HHC SOFTBALL
Three from Floyd Central, two from Jeffersonville and one from New Albany have been named to the All-Hoosier Hills Conference first team in softball.
The Highlanders were represented by Weddle, Madison Wathen and Dallas Henderson while the Red Devils were repped by Nan Garcia and Schweitzer. Grant represented the Bulldogs.
All three schools also had one player each earn honorable mention recognition. They were Floyd Central’s Abby Letson, Jeff’s Lizzy Coons and New Albany’s Macee Almon.
ALL-HOOSIER HILLS CONFERENCE SOFTBALL
First team: Sarah Stone, Zoe Adams (Bedford NL); Taryn Weddle, Madison Wathen, Dallas Henderson (Floyd Central); Nan Garcia, Casey Schweitzer (Jeffersonville); Kylee Matern, Gabby Mahoney (Jennings County); Bailey Dyer (Madison); Mariah Grant (New Albany); Rachel Kaufman, Carley Robinson, Grace Meyer (Seymour).
Honorable mention: Leona Morron (BNL); Brooke Valles (Columbus East); Abby Letson (Floyd Central); Lizzy Coons (Jeffersonville); Carissa Sabelhaus (Jennings County); Emma Cammack (Madison); Macee Almon (New Albany); Alyssa Perry (Seymour).
HORNETS SWEEP SAC BASEBALL HONORS
Unbeaten Southern Athletic Conference champion Henryville had four players make the all-conference baseball team, as well as the Most Outstanding Player and Coach of the Year. Borden, meanwhile, had a trio of players make the all-league team.
The four Hornets were Kade Badger, Cole Pirrmann, Elijah Marcum and Alec Drollinger. The Braves were represented by Kyle Reynolds, Mason LaGrange and Kyle Leftwich.
Badger was the SAC’s Most Outstanding Player, while Henryville’s Jeff Schroeder was named SAC Coach of the Year for the 13th time.
ALL-SOUTHERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE BASEBALL
All-SAC: Kade Badger, Cole Pirrmann, Elijah Marcum, Alec Drollinger (Henryville); Kyle Reynolds, Mason LaGrange, Kyle Leftwich (Borden); Zech Fink, Isaac Casabella, Justin Bailey, Ty Tidstrom, Gabe Gowens (Lanesville); Ryan Steen, Wes Wilson (South Central).
Most Outstanding Player: Kade Badger (Henryville).
Coach of the Year: Jeff Schroeder (Henryville).
Final standings: Henryville 5-0, Lanesville 4-1, South Central 3-2, Borden 2-3, New Washington 1-4, Crothersville 0-5.
MUSTANGS, HORNETS MAKE ALL-SAC SOFTBALL
Five players from New Washington and three from Henryville have been named to the All-Southern Athletic Conference softball team.
The Mustangs were represented by Eryn Helton, Pammy Minton, Adrian Miles, Madison Helton and Megan Snelling. The Hornets were repped by Riley Nunn, Allison Horn and Ashley Gerth.
ALL-SOUTHERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SOFTBALL
All-SAC: Hannah Nunemaker, Grace Smith, Lily Romeo, Irelynn Hewitt-Ball, Abby Duncan (Lanesville); Riley Nunn, Allison Horn, Ashley Gerth (Henryville).
Coach of the Year: Steve Sonner (Lanesville).
Most Outstanding Player: Hannah Nunemaker (Lanesville).
Final standings: Lanesville 3-0, Henryville 2-1, Borden 1-2, New Washington 0-3.
SHAUVER NAMED SAC COACH OF THE YEAR
Henryville’s Ross Shauver has been named the Southern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. It’s the 13th time Shauver has earned that honor. The first 12 times were when he was the coach at Borden.
ALL-SOUTHERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE GIRLS' TENNIS
Singles: No. 1 - Emily Patterson (Lanesville); No. 2 - Emma Peele (Lanesville); No. 3 - Morgan Bell (Lanesville).
Doubles: No. 1 - Jenna Baelz-Annabelle Faith (South Central); No. 2 - Emily Schoen-Jayden Bradford (Lanesville).
Most Outstanding Player: Emily Patterson (Lanesville).
Coach of the Year: Ross Shauver (Henryville).