The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Camanche

July 13, 2013

Northeast freshman heads All-Big East softball selections

BELLEVUE — Aleenah Marcucci, the only eighth-grader on last year's All-Big East first team in softball, took another big step this season, being named the conferences's Most Valuable Player.

Marcucci, the first-team shortstop, broke the Northeast school record for hits this season. In conference play, she finished with a .510 batting average.

Conference champion Marquette Catholic put four players on the first team, including a pair of repeat selections: sophomore third baseman Blake Banowetz and senior outfielder Sarah Lampe. Banowetz was Marquette's top hitter with a .419 average, with a league-high four home runs and 13 RBIs, while Lampe batted .407 and led the league with 18 stolen bases.

Senior pitcher Danielle Bender and catcher Bella Berthel, selected as a utility player, also were honored for the Mohawks. Berthel batted .286 with 13 RBIs, while Bender was 5-2 with a league-leading 0.96 earned-run average.

Marquette's Melissa Sturm was named Coach of the Year.

Preston's Lizzie Meier was the other first-team pitcher after going 8-5 with a 2.26 ERA.

Conference runner-up Camanche was represented on the first team by senior Sydney Grell and junior second baseman Kylie Vogel. Vogel ranked fifth in the league with a .412 average, while Grell, a repeat performer on the first team, batted .417 with a homer and 10 RBIs.

Other repeat selections from last year's first team were Preston catcher Emily Rittmer, and Lisbon's Ali Givens, who made the first team for the third year in a row. Rittmer batted .457 in league play with a homer and 12 RBIs. Givens batted .244 and had a 3-3 pitching record with a 1.45 ERA.

Rounding out the first team were Northeast first baseman Brittany Stoll (.340), Northeast outfielder Addie Oberman (.417) and Bellevue outfielder Kelsey Ernst, who led the league with a .652 batting average.

ALL-BIG EAST SOFTBALL

First team

Pitchers — Lizzie Meier (Preston), Danielle Bender (Marquette Catholic).

Catcher — Emily Rittmer (Preston).

Infielders — first base, Brittany Stoll (Northeast); second base, Kylie Vogel (Camanche); third base, Blake Banowetz (Marquette Catholic); shortstop, Aleenah Marcucci (Northeast).

Outfielders — Sarah Lampe (Marquette Catholic), Addie Oberman (Northeast), Kelsey Ernst (Bellevue).

Utility players — Bella Berthel (Marquette Catholic), Ali Givens (Lisbon), Sydney Grell (Camanche).

Golden Awards — Cassie Aldis (Preston), McKenna Kilburg (Lisbon).

MVP — Marcucci.

Coach of the Year — Melissa Sturm (Marquette Catholic).

Second team

Pitchers — Abbie Pewe (Calamus-Wheatland), Morgan Mussmann (Camanche).

Catcher — Kelsi Griffiths (Lisbon).

Infielders — first base, Brittany Frey (Lisbon); second base, Jaelyn Diercks (Calamus-Wheatland), third base, Cassidy Moore (Lisbon); shortstop, Nicole Blum (Marquette Catholic).

Outfielders — Shannon Pestka (Midland), Zeva Light (Lisbon), Jaylen Snowbarger (Calamus-Wheatland).

Utility players — Maddison Daniels (Northeast), Theresa Koos (Marquette Catholic), Brooke Krogman (Preston).

Honorable mention

Katherine Herrig (Marquette Catholic), Baylie Parson (Northeast), Ryleigh Keeney (Preston), Bailey Moellenbeck (Calamus-Wheatland), Lindsey Grams (Camanche), Kayla Bisinger (Midland), Carly Rubel (Bellevue), Alexa Moothart (Lisbon).

Final conference standings

     W     L

Marquette Catholic     12     2

Camanche     10     4

Northeast     9     5

Preston     9     5

Lisbon     8     6

Calamus-Wheatland     6     8

Bellevue     2     12

Midland     0     14

 

1
Text Only
Camanche
  • 4-14-14 13-Photo, Camanche doubles Camanche dominates in the doubles DAVENPORT -- Camanche showed its strength in doubles Saturday by claiming the top two spots at the Davenport Assumption Invitational girls tennis meet. The 1-2 finish led the Indians to the team title. Top seeds Kylie Vogel and Lindsey Grams, the 201

    April 14, 2014 4 Photos

  • Camanche 6th at Tipton TIPTON -- Derek Harksen picked up two more victories in the sprints to lead Camanche on Thursday at the Tipton Invitational. Harksen won the 200 meters in 22.65 seconds and the 400 in 50.37. The latter had a margin of victory of 2.73 seconds over Nic

    April 14, 2014

  • Stutting Camanche native tapped to head North Scott schools CLINTON -- A Camanche native will return to his roots this June, after being selected as the new superintendent for the North Scott Community School District. Joe Stutting, a 1987 graduate of Camanche High School, has been away from his hometown for

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Senior housing plan picks up steam

    CAMANCHE -- The likelihood of a senior housing development in the city of Camanche is gaining momentum as residents came out in full support of the first installment of focus group meetings hosted by Park Vista Senior Housing Management. Two of the f

    April 12, 2014

  • Lego League A worldwide honor CAMANCHE -- In their first year of competition, the Camanche Elementary School Jr. LEGO League team has accomplished more than they ever imagined, capping off the season with a worldwide honor. The six students of Sheryl Kennedy's Jr. LEGO League tea

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-9-14 1B-Photo, PoP track Girls face tough tests CAMANCHE -- On an early April night, three girls set personal bests in their respective events. One of them even set a school record. Prince of Peace's Sydney Laufenberg walked away from the discus competition feeling a little frustrated about her th

    April 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • 4-8-14 1B-Photo, Camanche golf Bellevue edges Camanche by 7 strokes CLINTON -- Riley Till shot a dual-best, nine-hole 37 at The Oaks Golf Course on Monday as the Bellevue Comets defeated Camanche by seven strokes, 188-195. Camanche's best golfer, Chod Gilbert, shot a 46, and was the runner-up, thanks to a second card

    April 8, 2014 2 Photos

  • Camanche board passes budget CAMANCHE -- A public hearing on the Camanche School District's budget for next year lasted only one minute Monday. No members of the public attended the meeting. "It's a quick meeting, but it's probably one of the most important votes you take all ye

    April 8, 2014

  • Indians win their opener CAMANCHE -- After a split of the six singles matches, Camanche won two of the three doubles matches to defeat Western Dubuque 5-4 in boys tennis Monday. Tanner Atkinson and Harsh Patel, a pair of juniors who also won in singles, combined to beat Devi

    April 8, 2014

  • Camanche teacher is living a dream CAMANCHE -- Erin Montgomery is living her dream. After nearly a year worth of research and work, she is the 2015 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail. The Camanche Middle School social studies teacher faced off against two other qualified candidates in the

    April 7, 2014

Clinton Herald Photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.

Facebook