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All-State Repeat: Stoakes earns her 2nd straight honor from IGCA

WCHS sophomore named to Class 4A 3rd team, 1 of 9 NCC players honored

Kelly Stoakes ropes a single during a North Central Conference game at Iowa Falls-Alden this season. The Webster City sophomore is now a two-time IGCA all-state softball player. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

WEBSTER CITY — Quality pitches to hit were few and far between for Kelly Stoakes this summer, but the Webster City sophomore still put together a standout season that generated all-state status.

On Thursday, Stoakes was named to the Class 4A all-state third team by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association. She’s now a two-time all-state performer following a second-team nod as a freshman.

Webster City’s lead-off hitter gained the attention of every pitcher she faced, and most nibbled around the corners without giving her pitches over the plate. Still, she led the Lynx in a majority of offensive categories and led the club to a third-place finish in the North Central Conference and 7-7 overall record.

Stoakes, a unanimous first-team all-NCC player, led WCHS in batting average (.462), on base percentage (.580), slugging percentage (.641), total hits (18), singles (13) and doubles (4). Her 10 runs scored and one home run were both second on the squad, and she was third in RBIs with seven.

Defensively, Stoakes worked behind the plate for the majority of the season — a first after spending her eighth grade and freshman seasons in the outfield. She returned to the grass in center late in the season.

WCHS sophomore Kelly Stoakes makes a catch on a line drive against Ballard during a Class 4A regional softball game last month. Stoakes was named to the Class 4A all-state third team yesterday by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

Stoakes was one of nine NCC players honored by the IGCA.

In 3A, Humboldt accrued four all-state nods, including first-team spots for seniors Ellie Jacobson and Carlie Thompson, as well as junior Kendal Clark. Senior Mady Lange was a second-team pick.

Algona was led by the Etherington sisters — senior Kameryn, a first-team choice, and freshman Lillian, a third-team selection.

Clear Lake senior Sara Faber was a second-team honoree.

In 1A, St. Edmond senior Jocy Timmerman was a third-team selection.

IGCA All-State Softball Teams

CLASS 4A

First Team — Abbie Has, sr, ADM; Skylar Rigby, sr, Ballard; Emma Dighton, jr, Boone; Delaney Schnathorst, sr, Carlisle; Molly Hoekstra, sr, Carlisle; Kennedy Preston, sr, Carlisle; Chloe Gallegos, jr, Carroll; Lisabeth Fiser, sr, Charles City; Ainsley Schrock, sr, Clear Creek-Amana; Molly Cooney, sr, Dallas Center-Grimes; Allison Rebling, sr, Fairfield; Healey Bach, jr, Lewis Central; Brooke Kolburg, sr, North Scott; Haley Downe, jr, Norwalk; Kenzie Foley, sr, Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Anna Chapman, jr, Dubuque Wahlert; Macey Kleitsch, sr, West Delaware; Heather Heims, jr, West Delaware; Jena Young, fr, Winterset; Thea Banning, soph, Winterset.

Coach of the Year — Steve Corkrean, Winterset.

Second Team — Aliya Yanga, fr, ADM; Riley Gilroy, jr, Bondurant-Farrar; Katelyn Lappe, soph, Bondurant-Farrar; Bryanna Mehaffy, sr, Burlington; Meredith Hoffman, sr, Carlisle; Reagan Schutte, sr, Center Point-Urbana; Ava Morris, soph, Central DeWitt; Kamryn O’Brien, sr, Dallas Center-Grimes; Coty Engle, fr, Fairfield; Hannah Simpson, soph, Fairfield; Bella Nelson, soph, Gilbert; Kaitlyn Kriegel, jr, Grinnell; Brooke Haage, sr, LeMars; Sam Lee, sr, North Scott; Jayden Lammers, jr, Norwalk; Emma Christensen, sr, Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Skyler Cole, sr, Storm Lake; Kellie Dallmeyer, jr, Washington; Josie Stocks, sr, Waterloo East; Kya Loffswold, jr, Cedar Rapids Xavier.

Third Team — Emily Ades, jr, Boone; Kennady Prenosil, sr, Carlisle; Ashlyn Hoeft, soph, Charles City; Kylie Merical, jr, Dallas Center-Grimes; Elle Nelsen, soph, Dallas Center-Grimes; Lexi Whaley, 8th, Fort Madison; Nessa Johnson, jr, Gilbert; Emily Brouse, jr, Harlan; Megan Kessens, jr, Marion; Peyton Johnson, fr, Marion; Sami Miller, sr, Mason City; Emily Ellis, sr, Norwalk; Faith DeRonde, soph, Oskaloosa; Chloe Black, sr, Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Kelly Stoakes, soph, Webster City; Eve Wedewer, jr, West Delaware; Sydney Kennedy, jr, Western Dubuque; Sara Horsfield, jr, Western Dubuque; Bridget Stover, soph, Winterset; Lauren Carter, soph, Winterset.

Other NCC and HOIC Players

CLASS 3A

First Team — Kameryn Etherington, sr, Algona; Ellie Jacobson, sr, Humboldt; Kendal Clark, jr, Humboldt; Carlie Thompson, sr, Humboldt; Hannah Foster, jr, North Polk.

Second Team — Sara Faber, sr, Clear Lake; Mady Lange, sr, Humboldt; Sydney Anderson, jr, North Polk; Ellie Owen, sr, North Polk; Riley Johannes, fr, PCM; Reagan Faber, fr, Roland-Story.

Third Team — Lillian Etherington, fr, Algona; Addi Vorn, jr, Nevada.

CLASS 1A

Third Team — Jocy Timmerman, sr, St. Edmond.

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