Catching up with former area athletes

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A periodic look at where former Gazette athletes are now:

Iowa colleges — Buena Vista sophomore Drew Beall of Anamosa earned Iowa Conference all-academic honors in men’s track and field ... Central’s Dallyn Putz of Manchester (West Delaware) earned all-Iowa Conference honors in baseball while Tanner Rathje of Marion was honored in track and field, and Mikayla Heath of Iowa City (City High), Taylor Sohn of Cedar Rapids (Jefferson) in softball ... Coe’s Iowa Conference all academic honorees included Nolan Arp (Xavier) and Cameron Frazier (Jefferson) of Cedar Rapids, Samuel Aspelmeier of West Branch, Travis Bowman of North Liberty (Clear Creek Amana) and Nolan Weber of Cascade in baseball, Hunter Livermore of Atkins (Benton Community) and Jacob Van Oort of Cedar Rapids (Jefferson) in men’s golf, Brady Anderson of Cedar Rapids (Linn-Mar) in men’s tennis, Lotu Ahomana of Marion (Linn-Mar) and Austin Springsteen of Lisbon in men’s track and field, Alyssa Olson of Cedar Rapids (Jefferson) and Maddy Ryan of Marion (Linn-Mar) in softball, and Jean Springsteen of Lisbon and Holly Wisnousky of Fairfax (C.R. Prairie) in women’s track and field ... Dubuque’s Ames Helzer of Decorah earned all-Iowa Conference academic honors in men’s track and field while Johanna Steggal of Marion (Marion) and Kierston Wenthold of Fort Atkinson (South Winneshiek) were honored in women’s track and field ... Loras’ all-Iowa Conference academic honorees included Christopher Ball of Marion (Xavier), Preston Kauder of Cascade, John Meskimen of Cedar Rapids (Xavier), Chad Moser of Colesburg (Edgewood-Colesburg) and Jake Till of Maquoketa (Bellevue) in men’s track and field, Dani Stromert of Hannah Towns of Cedar Rapids (Jefferson) and Regan Wolverton of West Union (North Fayette Valley) in softball, Celia da Silva of Hazelton (Oelwein), Kelly Minear Calmer (Decorah), Monica Schwartzkoff of Fort Atkinson (South Winneshiek) and Molly Walkner of Solon in women’s track and field ... Luther’s Mitch Adams of Cedar Rapids (Prairie) earned all-academic Iowa Conference honors in baseball, Kyle Appel of Coralville (I.C. West) was honored in men’s tennis, Parker Beard and Patrick Larson of Decorah and Isaac Jensen of Iowa City (West) in men’s track and field, and Kayla Ingvalson of Decorah and Rhianna MacDonald of Manchester (West Delaware) in women’s track and field ... Simpson’s Alec McIntosh of Cedar Rapids (Jefferson) earned all-Iowa Conference academic honors in men’s track and field ... Wartburg’s all-Iowa Conference academic honorees included Jacob Holub of Williamsburg and Ty Mougin of Walford (C.R. Prairie) in baseball, Morgan Goedken of Iowa City (Regina) and Katie Sommer of Cedar Rapids (Linn-Mar) in softball, Austin Pauling of Dysart (Union Community) in men’s tennis, Riley Anderson of West Liberty, Dakota Moore of Elgin (North Fayette Valley), Zach Nullmeyer of North Liberty (I.C. West), Mark Schultz of Cedar Rapids (Kennedy), Drew Schwartz of Decorah and Riley Woods of Fairbank (Wapsie Valley) in men’s track and field, and Ashlyn Bagge of Independence, Jessica Brimeyer of Solon, Dailen Folkedahl of Decorah, Shae McEnany of Independence and Amanda Riniker of Winthrop (East Buchanan) in women’s track and field.

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