Jones, Ege, Schuett unanimous picks
Five Cherokee Braves, including three unanimous picks, have earned first-team honors on the 2008 All-Lakes Conference Teams announced last week.
Ege posted a 7-0 Lakes Conference pitching record with a 1.20 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 41 innings. Jones batted .400, Koch .410, Shuett .440, and Ruehle .397 in conference play. Tim Jones batted .400.
Other first-team All-Lakes selections were Matt Gruhlke and Keith Fandel of Estherville-LC; Adam Hasselquist, Aaron Fisher, and Tyler Candor of Le Mars; Greg Anderson, Austin Peterson, and Chris Lensing of Spencer; Taylor Zeutenhorst of Sheldon; Ryan Wuebker of Emmetsburg; and Ethan Carlson of Spirit Lake.
Lensing, Carlson, and Candor also were unanimous first-team picks.
Cherokee won the 2008 Lakes Conference with a perfect 16-0 record and a 26-1 mark in regular season.
Le Mars was second with an 11-5 league slate and 17-13 overall mark, followed by E-LC 10-6 and 20-11, Spencer 9-7 and 12-16, Storm Lake 8-8 and 21-9, Emmetsburg 8-8 and 16-12, Sheldon 6-10 and 16-12, Hull Western Christian 3-13 and 6-21, and Spirit Lake 1-15 and 5-21.
Cherokee also won the Lakes Conference JV title with a 12-4 record and a 15-4 overall mark.