11 Trojans, 11 Warriors picked for all-league
Eleven athletes from Hillsboro High School and 11 more from Marion High School were honored this week with selection to all-league teams in baseball and softball.
League-champion Marion led the way with four first-teamers on the Heart of America League softball team: senior outfielders Megan Neufeld and Laura Savage, senior designated player Chisholm Waner, and junior infielder Jayden May.
The Warriors had eight all-league selections in total, including three second-teamers: senior catcher Macy Sigel, sophomore catcher Shannon Taylor, and senior infielder Mickelly Soyez.
Freshman pitcher Natalie Sigel rounded out the selections with an honorable mention.
Hillsboro catcher Dani Klein, a graduating senior, won first-team honors in softball, and Hillsboro outfielder Matthew Potucek, a junior, was named to the first team in baseball by the Central Kansas League.
Warrior pitcher Braedon Mercer, a graduating senior, was named to the first team in baseball by the Heart of America League.
Trojan softball teammates Keeley Brewer, a sophomore outfielder, and Kori Arnold, a sophomore pitcher, were named to the second team. Two juniors — third baseman Skylre Stucky and shortstop Reese Hefley — were honorable mentions.
In baseball, six Trojans made the honorable mention list: Potucek and senior Landon Roberts as pitchers plus junior second baseman Hunter Navrat, junior utility man Phillip Young, junior designated hitter Alex Caldwell, and senior third baseman Landon Roberts.
Warrior shortstop Seth Lanning, a graduating senior, was named to the second team, while his brother, freshman second baseman Jack Lanning, was named honorable mention.
The Warriors finished 21-3 overall and 15-1 (first place) in league play in softball and 14-9 overall and 7-5 (third place) in league play in baseball.
The Trojans were 8-8 overall and 4-2 (eight place) in baseball and 3-4 overall and 3-3 (sixth place) in softball.