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Davenport Assumption rolled through the Mississippi Athletic Conference unscathed and capped a 44-game win streak with its first state softball title. 

The Knights were rewarded today with six all-staters, including three on the top team in Class 3A by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

Pitcher Nicole Timmons, catcher Emma Valainis and pitcher/infielder Hannah Kelley were among the 22 players selected to the first team in 3A. 

Timmons, a Drake recruit, was 25-0 and compiled 321 strikeouts. She struck out a state tournament-record 20 in the 8-0 title win last week over Albia. 

Valainis, headed to Northern Iowa, smacked a team-high eight homers and drove in 52. Kelley, the MAC player of the year, was 19-1 in the pitching circle and team leader with 58 RBIs.

Timmons and Kelley are first-team selections for the second straight season. 

Outfielder Sophie VanSeveren and first baseman Hannah Wislander were second-team choices and eighth grade infielder Olivia Wardlow made the third team for the Knights, who outscored foes 55-1 in the postseason.

In Class 5A, Davenport West's Lexy Monty and Pleasant Valley's Alexia Lara made the first team. 

Monty, a pitcher and first baseman, tied for the state lead with 19 homers and drove in 66 while batting .471 for the season. 

Lara, a pitcher and third baseman, spurred the Spartans to their first state title. She hit .473 with 12 homers and 50 RBIs while going 12-3 with a 1.45 ERA in the circle. 

Durant, which placed third at the 2A state tournament, had a pair of first-team all-staters in pitcher Kamryn Meyer and catcher Cathy Ralfs. 

Meyer, a sophomore, was 21-3 with a 0.90 ERA in 155 2/3 innings. Ralfs, a senior, led the Wildcats with a .438 average, 7 home runs and 51 RBIs. 

Louisa-Muscatine's Randyn Carter also made the top team in 2A for a second straight year. She hit .459 with 10 long balls and 46 RBIs.

In Class 1A, Calamus-Wheatland senior Katie Banowetz earned a spot on the top team. Banowetz batted .500 with 18 extra-base hits and 54 RBIs while going 15-4 with a 2.56 ERA. 

PV sisters Carli and Ellie Spelhaug made the second team in 5A while catcher Hannah Mausser was on the third team. Davenport West shortstop Jayme Finn was a second-team choice and second baseman Rachel Stewart claimed third-team honors. 

Bettendorf outfielder Alli Wroblewski and Muscatine outfielder Brittni Lloyd also were on the second team. Muscatine catcher Jessi Butler was chosen to the third team. 

In Class 4A, North Scott freshman Rachel Anderson captured third-team honors. The area had three second-team choices in 3A with Camanche's Madi Parson, Northeast's Megan Crockett and West Liberty's Macy Akers.

Durant's Ruby Kappeler was second team in 2A. 

Davenport West's Steve Saladino and Assumption's Ron Ferrill were selected as coach of the year in 5A and 3A, respectively. 

The Falcons were 32-9 and reached regional final under Saladino. Ferrill led the Knights to their best season in program history. 

IGCA all-state teams

Class 5A

First team

Peyton Daugherty, jr., Ankeny; Lindsey Culver, so., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Avery Guy, sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Ashley Hamilton, sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Kaylin Kinney, fr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Lexy Monty, sr., Davenport West; Hannah Pals, jr., Dowling Catholic; Brylee Klosterman, fr., Iowa City West; Taleah Smith, sr., Iowa City West

Brooke Wilmes, sr., Johnston; Alexia Lara, jr., Pleasant Valley; Erin Micklus, sr., Southeast Polk; Skyler Shellmyer, jr., Urbandale; Mackenzie Ward, sr., West Des Moines Valley; Alex Honnold, fr., West Des Moines Valley; Morgan Nealey, sr., Waukee; Sarah Schaefer, sr., Waukee

Second team (locals only)

Alli Wroblewski, sr., Bettendorf; Jayme Finn, jr., Davenport West; Brittni Lloyd, jr., Muscatine; Ellie Spelhaug, jr., Pleasant Valley; Carli Spelhaug, so., Pleasant Valley

Third team (locals only)

Rachel Stewart, sr., Davenport West; Jessi Butler, sr., Muscatine; Hannah Mausser, sr., Pleasant Valley

Coach of year: Steve Saladino, Davenport West

Class 4A

First team

Abby Carlin, sr., Ballard; Skylar Rigby, fr., Ballard; Angie Gorkow, so., Benton; Dianna Slight, sr., Boone; Laura Anderson, sr., Boone; Mia Ruther, sr., Burlington; Taylor Dubois, sr., Carlisle; Brooke Kramer, sr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Madisen Blackford, sr., Des Moines Hoover.

Kaylee Watson, sr., Fairfield; Mackenzie Hupke, so., Independence; Michaela Davis, jr., Keokuk; Bailey Johnson, sr., Mount Pleasant; Alyx Witt, jr., Norwalk; Amron Born, sr., Norwalk; Alexis Groet, sr., Oskaloosa; Emma Olejniczak, sr., Perry; Johanna Diw, jr., Perry; Macy Johnson, sr., Winterset

Third team (locals only)

Rachel Anderson, fr., North Scott

Coach of year: Steve Corkrean, Winterset

Class 3A

First team

Nicole Timmons, sr., Davenport Assumption; Emma Valainis, sr., Davenport Assumption; Hannah Kelley, jr., Davenport Assumption; Hannah Isley, jr., Albia; Jena Lawrence, fr., Albia; Ally Anderson, jr., Atlantic; Alexis Handel, jr., Atlantic; Kaitlyn Van Der Zwaag, jr., Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley; Katelyn Banning, sr., Center Point-Urbana; Maddie Karr, jr., Center Point-Urbana; Vanessa Bakley, sr., Clarke; Sydnee Redman, sr., Clarke.

Ellie Jacobson, fr., Humboldt; Libby Ryan, sr., Mount Vernon; Sammy Moss, so., Mount Vernon; Jayci Vos, sr., PCM; Jessica Harald, sr., Sioux Center; Bryn Hanrahan, sr., Solon; Jess Heick, sr., Solon; Peyton Parker, sr., Union Community; Maleah Georgen, sr., West Delaware; Kallie Malloy, sr., West Marshall.

Second team (locals only)

Madi Parson, so., Camanche; Sophie VanSeveren, sr., Davenport Assumption; Hannah Wislander, jr., Davenport Assumption; Megan Crockett, sr., Northeast; Macy Akers, so., West Liberty

Third team (locals only)

Olivia Wardlow, 8th, Davenport Assumption; Casidy Dondiego, jr., Northeast

Coach of year: Ron Ferrill, Davenport Assumption

Class 2A

First team

Abby Kraemer, so., Alta-Aurelia; Amber Boeckenstedt, sr., Dyersville Beckman; Hannah Ausenhaus, so., Central Springs; Abbey Kahler, sr., Collins/Maxwell Baxter; Mikayla Houge, fr., Collins/Maxwell Baxter; Cathy Ralfs, sr., Durant; Kamryn Meyer, so., Durant; Haegen Boyer, sr., Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont; Randie Richmond, jr., Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont; Claire Jager, sr., Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont.

Taylor Hogan, sr., Waterloo Columbus; Kelsey Hora, sr., Highland; Carlyn Stanley, sr., Interstate 35; Josie Wickett, sr., Interstate 35; Kylan Straight, jr., Logan-Magnolia; Randyn Carter, sr., Louisa-Muscatine; Anna Ingalls, sr., North Union; Emma Schnell, sr., Pella Christian; Elizabeth Van Manen, sr., Pella Christian; Sarah Lehman, sr., Iowa City Regina; Emma Corkery, sr., Iowa City Regina; Katie Bracken, so., Iowa City Regina

Second team (locals only)

Ruby Kappeler, so., Durant

Third team (locals only)

Kortney Drake, so., Wilton

Honorable mention (locals only)

Bellevue -- Rebecca Schroeder, jr.; Kylee Biedermann, sr.; Marissa McAuliffe, sr.

Durant -- Aubrey Werthmann, sr., Jenna Lawson, so.; Mallory Warner, so.; Hannah Happ, so. 

Louisa-Muscatine -- Maddie Mashek, so.; Isabelle True, so.; Hailey Sanders, fr.

North Cedar -- Alyssa Barnhart, so.

Tipton -- Rylee Conrad, sr.

Wapello -- Mady Reid, fr.; Eliza Noa, jr.; Emma Reid, so.; Addisyn Lolling, jr.; Samantha Smith, so. 

Wilton -- Chloe Wells, 8th; Amanda Fowler, sr.; Emily Lange, so.; Karlie Schult, fr.

Coach of year: Tony Fenton, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont

Class 1A

First team

Taryan Barrick, so., AGWSR; Ann Hedlund, sr., Akron-Westfield; Gigi Byrkeland, jr., Algona Garrigan; Katie Banowetz, sr., Calamus-Wheatland; Kori Wedeking, fr., Clarksville; Amy Russell, sr., Colfax-Mingo; Reis Wilson, jr., Colfax-Mingo; Jade Hays, jr., Coon Rapids-Bayard; Sophia Peppers, jr., Exira-EHK; Madison Whitver, sr., Glidden-Ralston.

Courtney Cooper, sr., Kee High; Kendra Cooper, jr., Kee High; Kaci Sherwood, sr., Martensdale-St. Marys; Kylie Sherwood, jr., Martensdale-St. Marys; Kayla Wookey, so., Murray; Breianna Klein, so., Murray; Olivia Larsen, so., Newell-Fonda; Jillian Dunn, sr., Mason City Newman; Taylor Graven, sr., North Butler; Makenna Thomas, sr., River Valley; Autum Barthelman, sr., Sigourney; Haylee Fortune, jr., Wayne; Halle Gray, sr., Woodbury Central.

Second team (locals only)

McKenna Michels, jr., Bellevue Marquette

Third team (locals only)

Marissa Schroeder, sr., Bellevue Marquette; Samantha Pewe, jr., Calamus-Wheatland

Honorable mention (locals only)

Calamus-Wheatland -- Jenna Diercks, jr.; Charlie Hamilton, sr. 

Easton Valley -- Abby Green, so.

Coach of year: Dan Thompson, Westwood


Sports Editor

Prep sports editor, with emphasis on covering the Mississippi Athletic Conference and Iowa area high schools. I've been in sports journalism for 17 years, the last five at the Quad-City Times.