Softball players from Princeton and St. Bede were among 13 players named as 2021 First Team Three Rivers East All-Conference.
Princeton junior Katie Bates was one of two players chosen unanimously as pitcher along with E-P sophomore Ayiah Jones.
Bates was joined on the first team by teammates Olivia Alter (catcher), McKenzie Hecht (infield) and Isa Ibarra (outfield).
St. Bede placed three players on the first team, junior Payge Pyszka (P), sophomore Addie Bontz (OF) and freshman Reagan Stoudt (utility).
Other first team selections were juniors Kendall Bennison (P) and Lainey Kelly (IF) and senior Josie DeBord (IF) of Kewanee and junior Jaden Johnson (OF) and senior Adysson Scott (IF) of league champ E-P.
Second team selections included junior Hannah Muehlschlegel (OF) of Princeton, senior Claire Morrow (IF) and junior Ryann Stoudt (IF) of St. Bede and junior Tyra Sayler (IF) of Bureau Valley.
Honorable mention went to senior Zoey Morris (IF) and junior Maggie Filippini (P) of Hall, junior Darla Kepner (C) and Bre Broers (IF) of Bureau Valley, junior Taylor Wetsel (OF) of Princeton and seniors Marissa Boehm (IF) and Addie Lee (OF) of St. Bede.
Kevin has been sports editor of the BCR for more than 34 years and previously was sports editor of the St. Louis Daily News, Tazewell News and ISU Daily Vidette. He is a 2021 inductee into the IBCA Hall of Fame as a media member and was awarded as 2021 IPA Best Sports Section and Best Sports Column