Hononegah Indians all over the Spring 2023 NIC-10 all conference teams
The list of NIC-10 all-conference teams for the spring sports were circulated to the media earlier today. Hononegah High School in Rockton, Illinois is well-represented on all the teams.
Boys baseball saw six first-team all-conference performers, including conference MVP Maddox Hibbard. The senior first baseman helped lead the Indians to a 29-7 season record, finishing 2nd in the NIC-10 with a 16-2 conference record. The Indians ended their season yesterday, dropping the super sectional to York 5-0.
The girls softball team also was all over the first team all-conference team as well. Hononegah went undefeated at 18-0 in the NIC-10 and 26-6-1 overall. The Lady Indians ended their season in the regional final, losing 4-2 to Hampshire. Junior catcher Dani Franz had 10 home runs, Brielle Sendele had 7, and Aislynn Palmer had 7 too.
The boys tennis team placed three players on the all-conference team. Seniors Erik Johnson and Austin Kirwin were joined by singles-MVP Freshman Braden Monson. The Indians were at the top of the conference standings this year.
The 4th place Lady Indian girls soccer team finished 6-3 in the NIC-10 conference and were able to place junior midfielder Molly Hughes, and sophomore defender Juliana Sather on the first team, while also putting senior defender Lucia Jahn on the special mention team.
The boys and girls track and field teams had numerous athletes garner first team all-conference recognition. Ten from the Hononegah girls track team made first-team all-conference: freshman Kylie Simpson, Makenna Hughes, Jordan Dimke, Kayla Tubbs, Lauren Franke, Sophie Balsley, Ashlyn Richter, Amelia Bronnimann, Isabelle Molitor, and University of Illinois signee Indigo Sterud. Juniors Allyson Niedfeldy and Sophia Hedges, along with sophomore Kali Schleis, made the special mention team.
The boy’s track and field team was led by conference MVP and Illinois State signee Jacob Klink. Mitchell Cavanagh, Anthony Otero, Luke Alberstett, Cristian Lobato, and Sam Hagg each made first-team all-conference. Senior Logan Wood and junior Jake McLarty were named to the special mention team.
Finally, the NIC-10 conference boys volleyball team, as expected, was led by Hononegah High School senior Lynde Savitski. The Ball State signee was joined by Saul Minero and Brady Foss on the first team. Adam Steege made the special mention team for the NIC-10 conference champion Hononegah Indians. Hononegah was 14-0 in the NIC-10 and 33-7 overall, falling to Stevenson in the sectional final last month.
Thank you to the Hononegah Community High School Facebook page, Hononegah Softball team Facebook page, and Rockford Auburn athletic director Brad Pemberton for information and images used in the story. A previous version of this story had incorrect home run numbers for Hononegah softball, but they corrected us. We regret the error.
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