Three Chase County Bulldogs, two Lebo-Waverly Wolfdogs and three Emporia High Spartans were listed as receiving All-State honors this week it was announced.
For 5A, Emporia High catcher Payten Redeker was named to the second team, as was pitcher Brynn Riley and Paige Thomas at the utility spot.
Thomas batted .431 and had an on-base percentage .461. She had 76 plate appearances and 31 hits. 18 of them were singles, four doubles, three triples and six home runs. She drove in 29 runs, while scoring 25.
Redeker had a batting average of .405 and was .453 in on-base percentage. She had 86 plate appearances with 32 hits, eight of them were doubles, two triples and two home runs. Redeker drove in 18 runs and scored 29 times.
Riley pitched 87.1 innings over 18 games with a record of 12-4. She had 47 putouts and a ERA of 2.96. At the plate, she batted 67 times for an average of .254, had 15 hits, four doubles and two triples. She drove in 16 runs and scored 12 times. She added an on-base percentage of .318.
In classes 2-1A, Chase County sophomore Brylee Potter was named a first-team outfielder for the Bulldogs after batting .431 with 25 hits, 22 runs scored and 12 stolen bases.
Juniors Makenzie Higgs and Laken Vandegrift both received second-team accolades. Higgs hit a team-high .514, driving in 30 runs with six homers and 38 hits. Vandegrift hit .462 with 30 hits and 17 RBIs, committing just two errors in 20 games behind the plate.
For Lebo-Waverly, catcher Olivia Mitchell and outfielder Lanie Patterson were also included among the second-team recipients.