Tolson, Croy earn first team All-State honors, Richman and Moore 2nd-team, from Class 2 runner-up Trenton Lady Bulldogs

Two Trenton Lady Bulldogs earned first-team honors, with two more earning second-team status in the Class 2 All-State softball teams announced this week.  The two pitchers that dueled in the state final, won by Bowling Green 2-1 over Trenton in 11 innings, were both named as first-team pitchers, with Trenton senior Ainsley Tolson joined by Bowling Green senior Sarah Harness.  Lathrop’s stalwart senior right-hander, Brooke Huitt, was a first-team pick, as was Blair Oaks senior Makenna Kliethermes.

Trenton senior catcher Salem Croy was a first-team selection at her position, as was senior Gabi Deters of Bowling Green, the hero of the state championship game after hitting a solo home-run in the top of the 11th inning to give the Lady ‘Cats the lead against the Lady Bulldogs.  Blair Oaks sophomore Ellie Kliethermes and Highland senior Carli Scifres round out the first-team catchers.

First-team infielders include two from the hard-hitting Plattsburg Lady Tigers, in seniors Kelsie Lewis and Sydney Stephens.  The other infielders are Kelly senior Lilly Jones, Holden senior Bailee Bryant, Jefferson junior Abi Chipps, and Blair Oaks junior Kaitlyn Kolb.

Two members of the Holden Lady Eagles outfield makeup half of the first-team outfielders, in seniors Peyton Corrigan and Maggie Klover.  Blair Oaks senior Brooke Boessen and Warsaw junior Rayni Simons are the other outfield selections.  The two at-large first-teamers are Highland senior Becca Scott and Elsberry senior Tess Weakly.

Named second-team All-Stater’s from THS are senior outfielder Taylor Richman and sophomore infielder Maci Moore.  Plattsburg catcher Parker Straight was a second-team selection locally, as was Penney junior infielder Gillan Gibler and Marceline junior outfielder Abbey Kussman.

Here are the rest of the Class 2 softball second-team picks:


Mac Morgan, SO, Sherwood

Paige Bedsworth, SO, Tolton Catholic

Sydney Miller, SR, Willow Springs

Makenna Moore, JR, East Carter


Emily Fair, SR, Willow Springs

Anna Willis, SO, East Carter


Jordan Garner, SR, Van-Far

Lauren Youngblood, JR, Monroe City

Aubrie McRoberts, JR, Warsaw

Grace Parrott, JR, Sherwood

Madeline Hendrix, SR, Chaffee


Naomi Crowley, JR, East Carter

Kristyn England, SR, Cuba


Jaele Barber, SR, Mid-Buchanan

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