The Northeast Kansas League has named the members of the 2019 baseball and softball All League teams.
Among Atchison County’s two KSHSAA Class 3A competing schools, Maur Hill-Mount Academy had a heavy presence among NEKL baseball honorees, with one softball player also qualifying. Atchison County Community High School had two players qualify as honorable mentions, one in baseball and one in softball.
The Ravens baseball team, coached by Phil Baniewicz, had another strong season. They went undefeated in league play to capture the league title for the third time in the past five years. Six members of the team were selected to the All League team, and one earned an honorable mention. The following players were named:
Abe Siebenmorgen, junior, pitcher (third consecutive year)
Drew Caudle, freshman, pitcher
Ayden Black, senior, catcher (second consecutive year)
Zachary Schwinn, senior, infield
Dickson Lin, senior, infield
Aaron Noll, sophomore, outfield
The MH-MA softball team, coached by Sarah Wise, looked at this year as an opportunity for rebuilding. Several seniors graduated leaving key positions to fill. Returner and sophomore Emmaly Dryden was named to the First Team All League. It is her second consecutive year on the First Team.
Makaea Forbes of ACCHS and Skylar Clark of MH-MA received honorable mentions for their accomplishments this season as softball players. Jack Kocour and Bailey Wilson received honorable mentions as baseball players. Clark is one of two MH-MA Class of 2019 valedictorians, alongside Dylan McConnell-Curry.