Brian Doughty, his wife Molly and father-in-law Denny Hines recently worked a softball sectional together in Newark.
St. Charles East senior pitcher Katie Arrambide and Kaneland senior shortstop Rose Roach led the area's selections to the Illinois Coaches Association All-State teams released on Monday.
Times-area boasts 10 honorees, including a trio of first team selections
York senior pitcher Lauren Derkowski, Wheaton North senior shortstop Ellie Hubbard and Lemont sophomore pitcher Sage Mardjetko were all were named First Team All-Staters by the Illinois Coaches Association, leading area all-state picks announced Monday.
Yorkville sophomore pitcher Madi Reeves, Oswego East senior outfielder Megan Leonard, Oswego East junior catcher Morgan Robertson, Plano senior shortstop Grace Stevenson, Newark catcher Emily Schofield and Newark pitcher/infielder Kaitlyn Schofield all earned All-State honors by the Illinois Coaches Association in voting released Monday.
Area sports teams were competing in so many state championships over the past few weeks it became somewhat difficult to keep track.
Huntley’s Briana Bower (Class 4A), Crystal Lake South’s Brooke Kuffel (3A), Johnsburg’s Kate Linkletter (2A) and Richmond-Burton’s Jesse Klicker (2A) were named to the Illinois Coaches Association’s All-State first team. 20 players from the Northwest Herald area were selected to the all-state softball teams, which were released Sunday.
Down by three runs early to perhaps the state’s best pitcher, Lincoln-Way Central fought back in the seventh inning but eventually fell, 3-1, to Marist in the Class 4A state championship game.