SCC all-conference teams named

SCC all-conference teams named

Champion Litchfield placed eight on the South Central Conference girls soccer team this past spring.

The Purple Panthers finished 8-0 in conference. Pana was second and Carlinville finished third, 6-3 in conference, 17-7 overall.

The Cavies had six make all conference, including first teamers Grace Zachary and goalkeeper Ashley Campbell.

Second-team from Carlinville were Lydia Albertine and Lynde Gibbs. On the third team from the Cavies were Sloan Nickel and Abby Boente.

Other first team members included Jade Taylor, Abi Morris, Lilly Taylor and goalkeeper Val Furlong of Litchfield; Brianna Wade of Greenville; Gillespie’s Paige Niemeyer; Daylee Denton of Pana; Sydney Bridges of Staunton; Emma Lucas of Roxana and the only freshman first-teamer, Peyton Sarsany of Hillsboro.

Fellow second-team all conference were  Emily Ordonez of Greenville; Maria Clarke of Gillespie; Myah Herbord and Katelin Weideman of Pana; Eli Holan of Litchfield; Annie Matson of Hillsboro; Ryleigh Baker of Southwestern and Brynn Huddleston of Roxana, along with goalkeeper Braeden Lackey of Roxana.

On the third team were Lauren Ruehrup, Avery Dillon and LeAnn Johnson of Staunton; Sara Ruyle of Gillespie; Kaliah Hilmes and Katie Munshaw of Greenview; Reagan Vaughn of Pana; Bailey Lentz, Maddie Davee and Anna Thomack of Litchfield; Tess Saathoff of Hillsboro; Zoe Swift of Southwestern; Katie Herndon of Roxana and goalkeeper Abbi Jett of Hillsboro.

Litchfield and Carlinville had the most representatives. Greenville, Pana, Staunton, Roxana and Hillsboro all had four representatives; Gillespie had three all-conference and Southwestern placed two.


Southwestern led the way with eight making the all-conference SCC for 2015-16 baseball.

The Cavaliers, 3-5 in conference, placed two on the all-conference team with first-team infielder Jake Carter and second-team outfielder Jake Hannig.

On the first-conference squad were outfielders Jacob Hall of Greenville; Andrew Fry of Southwestern and Logan Reardon of Roxana; pitchers Collin Baumgartner of Southwestern; Austin Gusewelle of Staunton and Tanner Davis of Roxana; Catcher Nathan Casey of Vandalia; utility Brennen Bazzell of Southwestern; and infielders Scott Kasting of Southwestern; Gusewelle; Richie Well of Vandalia and Baumgartner.

On the second team all-SCC were Sam Alender of Staunton and Ryan Hutchinson of Greenville for pitchers; catcher Christian Hernandez of Hillsboro; infielders Alex Schreiber of Hillsboro; Tate Wargo of Gillespie; Cooper Scharf of Litchfield and Alender; outfielders Zack Seymour of Southwestern; Blake Middleton of Gillespie and Kelly Jones of Vandalia; Utility Dalton Deming of Hillsboro and Dillon Hallemann of Greenville.

Third-team all SCC were pitchers Halleman, Kasting and Well; catchers Jacob Ritzhaup of Southwestern and Eli Fox of Gillespie; infielders Owen Carter of Gillespie; Brock Boston of Hillsboro; Conner Simmons of Litchfield; Chance Foss of Roxana and Jeff Winter of Pana; outfielders Ty Sexton of Greenville; Austin Prestley of Roxana; Dakota Corby of Southwestern and Marcus Zimmerman of Vandalia. Utility third-team was Webber Jacobs of Pana.

Greenville and Vandalia both had five selections, while Roxana, Staunton, Hillsboro and Gillespie had four each. The Cavies, Litchfield and Pana had two representatives.


Gillespie and Carlinville tied for the SCC conference with 8-1 records. It’s the first ever conference title for Carlinville softball.

The Miners and Staunton both had a team-high seven all-SCC selections; Carlinville had five, while Southwestern and Roxana had four each. Greenville and Hillsboro had three selections, while Pana and Vandalia had two each.

Leading the first team was Carlinville infielder Baylee Hughes. She was joined on the first team by pitchers Addison Bryant of Gillespie and Delissa Dennison of Staunton; catcher Mackenzie Kasarda of Gillespie; infielders Rylee Sarti of Gillespie, Lexi Law of Litchfield, Marcy McCalla of Staunton; outfielders Abby Frerichs of Litchfield, Lexie Mills of Greenville and Madyson Butkauskas of Pana; and utility Savannah Welch of Staunton.

Second-team all SCC included Carlinville’s Alyssa DeSpain at pitcher and infielder; and Sydney Cania at infield; pitcher Kai Hanner of Hillsboro; catcher Mallory Novack of Southwestern; infielders Maddie Nichols of Staunton, Rylee Jarman of Gillespie and Abby Palen of Roxana; outfielders Kayla Dannaman of Greenville, Hannah Rexford of Roxana, Katie Schaake of Hillsboro and Grace Nichols of Staunton; and utility Eryn Smith of Greenville and Abby Stalhut of Roxana.

Third-team all-conference included the Cavies’ catcher Emma Griffith and outfielder Hannah Wilton;  pitchers Tessa Beckham of Litchfield; Sydney Henrichs of Gillespie and Bailee Stahl of Southwestern; infielders Natalie Gusewelle of Staunton; Beth Fields of Gillespie; Maddie Reck of Hillsboro; Alexis Counts of Roxana; Mackenzie Wolff of Southwestern and Lindsay Dagen of Vandalia; outfielders Ally Clay of Gillespie, Brailey Coulture of Pana and Emily Redeker of Staunton; utility players Sydney Ambruso of Southwestern and Grace Morgan of Vandalia.