Hammonds named SCAL softball player of the year


RUSSIA – Russia junior Riley Hammonds was named the 2021 Shelby County Athletic League softball player of the year.

Joining Hammonds as first team all-conference players for the 2021 season was Fort Loramie senior Clara Gephart, Russia sophomore Simone Puthoff, Anna sophomore Taylor Poeppelman, Fort Loramie junior Aubrey Baker, Anna freshman Brenna Cobb, Russia sophomore Makenna Hoying, Houston junior Megan Maier and Fort Loramie sophomore Ava Turner.

Russia sophomore Reese Goubeaux, Jackson Center junior Gabrielle Woolley, Fort Loramie freshman Kate Ruhenkamp, Houston junior Peyton New, Anna junior Carissa Edwards, Fort Loramie sophomore Aubrey Turner, Houston junior Grace Slade, Anna sophomore Brooke Pettus and Fairlawn senior Ashley Roush each were named second team all-league.

Anna senior Nylah Crosson, Anna sophomore Bree Metzler, Botkins senior Haley Payne, Botkins senior Shelby Huelskamp, Fairlawn senior Alexia Graves, Fairlawn sophomore Alayna Vanhorn, Fort Loramie senior Katelyn DeLoye, Fort Loramie junior Lauren Bergman, Fort Loramie sophomore Ella Hoelscher, Houston freshman Katie Maier, Jackson Center senior Regan Davidson, Jackson Center senior Ashley Mullenhour, Russia senior Kendall Monnin, Russia junior Sophie Francis and Russia sophomore Cece Borchers all were named to the SCAL honorable mention team.

All-SCAL softball

First team

Name Grade School

Riley Hammonds~11~Russia

Clara Gephart~12~Fort Loramie

Simone Puthoff~10~Russia

Taylor Poeppelman~10~Anna

Aubrey Baker~11~Fort Loramie

Brenna Cobb~9~Anna

Makenna Hoying~10~Russia

Megan Maier~11~Houston

Ava Turner~10~Fort Loramie

SCAL softball player of the year: Riley Hammonds, Russia

Second team

Name Grade School

Reese Goubeaux~10~Russia

Gabrielle Woolley~11~Jackson Center

Kate Ruhenkamp~9~Fort Loramie

Peyton New~11~Houston

Carissa Edwards~11~Anna

Aubrey Turner~10~Fort Loramie

Grace Slade~11~Houston

Brooke Pettus~10~Anna

Ashley Roush~12~Fairlawn

Honorable mention

Name Grade School

Nylah Crosson~12~Anna

Bree Metzler~10~Anna

Haley Payne~12~Botkins

Shelby Huelskamp~12~Botkins

Alexia Graves~12~Fairlawn

Alayna Vanhorn~10~Fairlawn

Katelyn DeLoye~12~Fort Loramie

Lauren Bergman~11~Fort Loramie

Ella Hoelscher~10~Fort Loramie

Katie Maier~9~Houston

Regan Davidson~12~Jackson Center

Ashley Mullenhour~12~Jackson Center

Kendall Monnin~12~Russia

Sophie Francis~11~Russia

Cece Borchers~10~Russia

Russia junior catcher Riley Hammonds swings at a pitch during a Division IV district final softball game against Ansonia on May 21 in Versailles.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/06/web1_Riley-Hammonds.jpgRussia junior catcher Riley Hammonds swings at a pitch during a Division IV district final softball game against Ansonia on May 21 in Versailles. Bryant Billing | Sidney Daily News

By Kyle Shaner

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