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Area trio pegged to Iowa Star softball elite squad

August 10, 2012
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF ( , Times-Republican

Three area softball players were named to the all-Iowa Star Conference's elite team as voted on by the league's coaches.

Senior shortstops Emily Havelka of GMG and Molly Anderson from Colo-NESCO, and North Tama junior center fielder Allison Zobel were honored with selection to the 10-player team - the first such honor for each of them.

Havelka finished second in the Iowa Star Conference with a school-record .542 batting average, adding five doubles and a league-high four triples. She also stole 11 bases for the Wolverines this summer.

Anderson had a .917 fielding percentage and batted .364 with 33 RBIs and 12 stolen bases for the Royals.

Both Havelka and Anderson were first-team all-South Division last season.

Zobel hit .477 with seven doubles and 12 RBIs for the Redhawks, whose statistics on had not yet been finalized.

Fact Box

All-Iowa Star Conference Softball Teams

(* - unanimous selection)


Kimberley Wedeking, jr., P, Clarksville

Cate Paulsen, jr., C, Don Bosco

Olivia Rigdon, jr., INF, Don Bosco

Molly Anderson, sr., INF, Colo-NESCO

Emily Havelka, sr., INF, GMG

Kendyl Sorge, fr., INF, Janesville

Morgan Frost, fr., OF, Don Bosco

Bailey Epling, fr., OF, Dunkerton

Allison Zobel, jr., OF, North Tama

Karli Welter, jr., UT, Don Bosco


First Team

*Karli Welter, jr., P, Don Bosco

*Brittany Hickson, jr., P, Don Bosco

Cate Paulsen, jr., C, Don Bosco

Olivia Rigdon, jr., INF, Don Bosco

Kara Robinson, sr., INF, Colo-NESCO

Molly Anderson, sr., INF, Colo-NESCO

Emily Havelka, sr., INF, GMG

*Morgan Frost, fr., OF, Don Bosco

Allison Zobel, jr., OF, North Tama

Melody Beane, sr., OF, GMG

Dana Baker, sr., UT, Colo-NESCO

Second Team

Erica Babinat, jr., P, Colo-NESCO

Sam Zobel, so., C, North Tama

Kaitlyn McGarvey, so., INF, Don Bosco

Tori Even, fr., INF, Don Bosco

Sydney Fehr, sr., INF, North Tama

Caitlin Appelgate, so., INF, GMG

Olivia Schmit, so., OF, Don Bosco

Madison Farren, so., OF, Colo-NESCO

Christy Calderwood, jr., OF, North Tama


First Team

*Kimberly Wedeking, jr., P, Clarksville

*Aubrey Duncan, so., P, Dunkerton

Megan Backer, jr., C, Clarksville

*Carissa Kelm, sr., INF, Clarksville

*Lizzy Fangman, sr., INF, Dunkerton

*Kendyl Sorge, fr., INF, Janesville

*Kaitlyn Muhlenbruch, sr., INF, CAL

*Kayla Mennenga, jr., OF, Clarksville

*Bailey Epling, fr., OF, Dunkerton

*Victoria Leyh, so., OF, Janesville

Jenn Jeffers, jr., UT, NE Hamilton

Second Team

Molly Greenfield, jr., P, NE Hamilton

Delana Smith, so., C, Dunkerton

Emily Mennenga, so., INF, Clarksville

Mary Hovenga, so., INF, Janesville

Destiny Christopher, so., INF, Janesville

Caity Hassebrock, sr., INF, NE Hamilton

Dani Reicherts, 8th, OF, Dunkerton

Natalie Brace, sr., OF, Janesville

Dani Roberts, 8th, OF, Dunkerton


Karter Miller, so., CAL; Hannah Faust, so., Clarksville; Kylie Sarver, so., Colo-NESCO; Baylee Roads, so., Don Bosco; Morgan Boeschen, jr., Dunkerton; Abby Kulhavy, sr., GMG; Shelby Schnurstein, fr., Janesville; Serena Jefferson, jr., Meskwaki; Sarah Howard, fr., North Tama.

Each local elite selection was also a member of the Iowa Star's South Division first team.

Anderson was joined by senior first baseman Kara Robinson and senior right fielder Dana Baker, while GMG senior center fielder Melody Beane earned her third all-conference honor.

Beane, a second-team selection in 2010 and elite-teamer last summer, batted .365 with 18 runs scored and 11 stolen bases for GMG.

Robinson hit .303 with 19 RBIs and 14 stolen bases, while Baker hit .432 with 28 runs scored and 14 stolen bases.

Second-team South Division honors went to Sam Zobel, Sydney Fehr and Christy Calderwood of North Tama, Erica Babinat and Madison Farren of Colo-NESCO, and Caitlin Appelgate of GMG.

Receiving honorable mention were Kylie Sarver of Colo-NESCO, Abby Kulhavy from GMG, Sarah Howard of North Tama, and Meskwaki Settlement's Serena Jefferson.



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