State Softball Notes: Rankings and Capsules

Class A

Papillion-La Vista

Coach: Todd Petersen

Record and W-H rating: 32-2, 1st

Leading hitters: Madeline Vejvoda, .538; Courtney Wallace, .505; Brooke Dumont, .446; Jordyn Bahl, .433; Taylor Hoelscher, .420; Mia Jarecki, .406.

Leading pitchers: Wallace, 16-1, 0.32 ERA; Bahl, 15-1, 0.65.

State appearance: 25th (champion, 1995-2004, 2006, 2007, 2010; runner-up, 2005, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016).

Lincoln Pius X

Coach: Christy Kruger

Record and W-H rating: 26-2, 2nd

Leading hitters: Carlee Liesch, .436; Haleigh Hoefs, .400; Lynsey Tucker, .356.

Leading pitchers: Amelia Jarecke, 12-1, 1.47; Kelsey Goodban, 11-1, 2.04.

State appearance: Sixth (B champion 2002, 2012).

Lincoln Southwest

Coach: Mark Watt

Record and W-H rating: 34-4, 5th

Leading hitters: Emma Kauf, .608; Carson Fischer, .586; Abbie Squier, .490; Caelyn Christiancy, .455; Britny Davis, .441; Amber Storer, .405; McKenzie Steiner, .400.

Leading pitchers: Steiner, 21-3, 2.67; Davis, 9-0, 1.00.

State appearance: 11th (champion, 2008, 2009; runner-up, 2007, 2011).

Millard South

Coach: Steve Kerkman

Record and W-H rating: 24-5, 4th

Leading hitters: Peyton Glatter, .506; Bailey Urban, .446; Jayme Horan, .402; Roni Foote, .393.

Leading pitcher: Hailee Fliam, 19-5, 1.58.

State appearance: 18th (champion, 2005, 2011-2014, 2016; runner-up, 1994, 1996, 2010).

Millard North

Coach: John Swoboda

Record and W-H rating: 21-11, 6th

Leading hitters: Kimberly Vidlak, .457; Allison Anding, .442; Jasmyn Broussard, 396; Sami Seitz, .386.

Leading pitcher: Kate Rehberg, 19-9, 2.31.

State appearance: 17th (champion, 1993; runner-up, 1998, 2003).

Millard West

Coach: Don Brummer

Record and W-H rating: 21-8, 3rd

Leading hitters: Sam Alm, .570; Marissa Salazar, .442; Lexie Black, .429; Alexis Swift, .395.

Leading pitchers: Hanna Cress, 13-5, 3.15; Ashton Johnson, 8-3, 2.37.

State appearance: 17th (runner-up, 2004).

Lincoln North Star

Coach: Brittany Hansen

Record and W-H rating: 25-12, 7th

Leading hitters: Carly Dembrowski, .466; Hanna Roth, .426; Myah Erickson, .417.

Leading pitcher: N/A

State appearance: Sixth (runner-up 2009).

Grand Island

Coach: K.C. Hehnke

Record and W-H rating: 25-14, 8th

Leading hitters: Stacy Wells, .414; Michelle Boroff, .391; Emma Collins, .389; Kamryn Kier, .387; Mickayla Sheets, 383; Sierra Marshall, .380.

Leading pitchers: Holly Williams, 15-7, 3.91; Marshall, 10-7, 4.68.

State appearance: Eighth.

Class B

Elkhorn South

Coach: Terry Graver

Record and W-H rating: 22-5, 1st

Leading hitters: Morgan Nixon, .412; Molly Sindelar, .404; Kacie Hoffmann, .402.

Leading pitcher: Taylor Knight, 22-5, 2.29 ERA.

State appearance: Fifth (champion 2016; runner-up, 2014, 2015).

Hastings

Coach: Peter Theoharis

Record and W-H rating: 34-2, 2nd

Leading hitters: Jennifer Boeve, .558; Ellie McCoy, .523; Tatiem Bender, .475; Olivia Douglas, .442; Sophie Cerveny, .433; Julia Reimer, .425.

Leading pitcher: Douglas, 28-2, 1.41.

State appearance: Seventh

York

Coach: Danyel Seevers

Record and W-H rating: 26-3, 5th

Leading hitters: Lauren Riley, .614; Karlee Seevers, .488; Kylee Nixon, .471; Carsyn Zumpfe, .425.

Leading pitcher: Seevers, 26-3, 1.38.

State appearance: Sixth (runner-up, 2013).

Wayne

Coach: Rob Sweetland

Record and W-H rating: 28-3, NR

Leading hitters: Kennedy Maly, .500; Victoria Kniesche, .474; Jenna Trenhaile, .468; Masyn Dorey, .421; Vivianne Kniesche, .421; Sidney Biggerstaff, .384.

Leading pitcher: Victoria Kniesche, 26-2, 1.03.

State appearance: 15th (C champion, 2003, 2004; C runner-up, 2007, 2009, 2013).

Gretna

Coach: Bill Heard

Record and W-H rating: 20-5, 3rd

Leading hitters: Billie Andrews, .544; Brooke Andrews, .481; Emily Reid, .413; Alexis Burkhardt, .412; Adelaide Watts, .400; Olivia Leathers, .370.

Leading pitcher: Burkhardt, 15-4, 1.80.

State appearance: Seventh (champion, 2015; runner-up, 2016).

Seward

Coach: Rich Eber

Record and W-H rating: 18-9, 8th

Leading hitters: Alayna Goldsmith, .517; Lindsay Flesner, .493.

Leading pitcher: Katheryn Mullally, 15-6, 1.68.

State appearance: Eighth (runner-up, 2009).

Crete

Coach: Shawn Carr

Record and W-H rating: 24-8, 4th

Leading hitters: Morgan Maly, .528; Camry Moore, .500; Elizabeth Eltze, .459.

Leading pitcher: Moore, 24-8, 1.05.

State appearance: First.

McCook

Coach: Jason Cochran

Record and W-H rating: 21-13, NR

Leading hitters: Emily Jacobs, .522; Shayne Coleman, .475; Avery Doucet, .427; Emily Arp, .415; Cassidy Beeby, .409; Haiden Loop, .400.

Leading pitcher: Doucet, 14-7, 4.85.

State appearance: 15th (runner-up, 1997).

Class C

Malcolm

Coach: Andrew Edwards

Record and W-H rating: 25-4, 1st

Leading hitters: Laura Reiling, .476; Mattison Hogrefe, .448; Kylie DeBaets, .419; Haylee Bridges, .416; Anna Schroeder, .415; Halie Rohe, .397.

Leading pitcher: N/A

State appearance: Second (champion, 2016).

Fairbury

Coach: Taylor Biehl

Record and W-H rating: 22-7, 4th

Leading hitters: Sarah McCown, .440; Macy Ohlde, .425; Jaelle Johnson, .417; Marah Shumard, .397; Cora DeBoer, .396.

Leading pitchers: Delaney Miller, 16-6, 2.88 ERA; Ohlde, 6-1, 3.22.

State appearance: Sixth (runner-up, 2003).

Wahoo Neumann

Coach: David Brabec

Record and W-H rating: 22-8, 3rd

Leading hitters: Maggie Vasa, .452; Katherine Lilly, .390; Molli Vasa, .351.

Leading pitcher: Hadley Chvatal, 18-6, 1.93.

State appearance: Fifth (runner-up, 2015).

Arlington

Coach: Janelle Lorsch

Record and W-H rating: 24-6, 2nd

Leading hitters: Taylor Wakefield, .464; Madelyn Von Seggern, .412; Bailey Andersen, .383; Kylee Bruning, .368; May Hoesing, .360.

Leading pitcher: Alexa Brenn, 20-5, 2.25.

State appearance: Third (champion, 2012).

Chadron

Coach: Jodi Hendrickson

Record and W-H rating: 20-10, 10th

Leading hitters: Kylee Garrett, .545; Dana Dunbar, .452; Micah Stouffer, .427; Peyton Underwood, .414; Madisyn Hamar, .371.

Leading pitchers: Dunbar, 3.47; Stouffer, 4.94.

State appearance: Third.

Auburn

Coach: Grant Cole

Record and W-H rating: 24-8, 5th

Leading hitters: Meg Rieschick, .494; Kylie Allen, .439; Mollie Grant, .436.

Leading pitchers: Allen, 11-4, 3.04; Macy Rieschick, 6-3, 1.60; Kaycee Voss, 6-1, 1.70.

State appearance: Second

Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan

Coach: Aaron Lauby

Record and W-H rating: 17-9, NR

Leading hitters: Alexis Schmidt, .506; Jackie Schelkopf, .494; Sydney Schelkopf, .471.

Leading pitcher: Jacy Schlueter, 17-4, 4.27.

State appearance: Seventh (champion, 2005).

West Point GACC

Coach: Allan Kreikemeier

Record and W-H rating: 13-12, NR

Leading hitters: Maddie Bracht, .453; Lexis Haase, .446; Marissa Hunke, .368.

Leading pitcher: Hunke, 9-7, 5.12.

State appearance: Seventh (champion, 2014; runner-up, 2012).

Rankings

Top 10, Rec., Prv.

1. Papillion-La Vista, 32-2, 1

2. Lincoln Pius X, 26-2, 2

3. Millard West, 21-8, 3

4. Millard South, 24-5, 4

5. Lincoln Southwest, 34-4, 5

6. Elkhorn South, 22-5, 6

7. Hastings, 34-2, 7

8. Gretna, 20-5, 10

9. Millard North, 20-12, 8

10. Crete, 24-8, NR

Class A

1. Papillion-La Vista, 32-2, 1

2. Lincoln Pius X, 26-2, 2

3. Millard West, 21-8, 3

4. Millard South, 24-5, 4

5. Lincoln Southwest, 34-4, 5

6. Millard North, 21-11, 6

7. Lincoln North Star, 25-12, 7

8. Grand Island, 25-14, 8

9. Lincoln East, 26-13, 9

10. Papillion-La Vista South, 16-16, NR

Class B

1. Elkhorn South, 22-5, 1

2. Hastings, 34-2, 2

3. Gretna, 20-5, 4

4. Crete, 24-8, 7

5. York, 26-3, 3

6. Waverly 17-8, 5

7. Elkhorn, 23-8, 6

8. Seward, 18-9, 8

9. Omaha Skutt, 20-11, NR

10. Blair, 17-8, 9

Class C

1. Malcolm, 25-4, 1

2. Arlington, 24-6, 4

3. Wahoo Neumann, 22-8, 2

4. Fairbury, 22-7, 3

5. Auburn, 24-8, 5

6. Tekamah-Herman, 24-8, 6

7. Conestoga, 22-10, 7

8. Fort Calhoun, 13-6, 9

9. Raymond Central, 22-9, 10

10. Chadron, 20-10, 8

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