SCHALLER - Several Aurelia girls received mention when the Northwest Conference All-Conference softball teams were released recently. Erin Laursen, a Bulldog junior, was named to the First Team at a utility spot and sophomore Audrey Winterhof and junior Kristun Tabler were selected to the second team as an infielder and utility player, respectively.
Bulldog first baseman Heather Ballantyne, a junior, received honorable mention.
As to be expected, the All-Conference selections were dominated by the teams who posted the conference's best won-loss marks - state runner-up Newell-Fonda, Sioux Central and Alta.
The First Team All-Northwest Conference included pitchers Jessy Bibler of Alta and Brooke Scharn of Sioux Central; catcher Katelyn Larsen of Newell-Fonda; infielders Ellen Gruntorad and Susan Kies of Newell-Fonda, Jordan Henningsen of Alta and Grace Rehnstrom of Sioux Central; outfielders Alisa Christensen of Newell-Fonda and Brittny Rebhuhn and Brianna Ehlers of Sioux Central; and utility players Hillary Glienke of Alta, Jen Dimig of Storm Lake St. Mary's and Erin Laursen of Aurelia.
Henningsen, Rehnstrom and Glienke are sophomores; Bibler, Gruntorad, Rebhuhn and Ehlers are seniors, and the remaining selections are all juniors.