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Mount Vernon won the Class 3A state softball title earlier this month and, on Thursday, three members of that team were named first-team all-state by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.
Class 2A state champion Iowa City Regina had just one first-team pick — junior Emma Nibaur.
Mount Vernon’s Robin Brand and Regina’s Angela Kessler were tabbed coaches of the year in 3A and 2A, respectively.
Mount Vernon’s trio of all-staters were seniors Madison Bentley and Jenna Sprague and sophomore Addison Gookin.
A total of 23 Gazette-area girls were named first-team all-state, including seven in Class 3A.
Other first-team picks in that class were sisters Pearson and Sailor Hall of West Liberty and the Williamsburg duo of Peyton Driscoll and Shannon Finn. Pearson Hall is a freshman, Finn a sophomore.
Six players from Cedar Rapids and Iowa City earned first-team honors in Class 5A, including seniors Kelsey Palmer of Jefferson, Keaton Gerber of Kennedy and Alex Borden of Prairie.
The Linn-Mar duo of junior Jordyn Beck and senior Hannah Gralund also were 5A first-team picks, along with Liberty sophomore Mischa Reiners.
Juniors Peyton Johnson of Marion and Duanna Coyle of Xavier earned 4A first-team honors.
Cascade junior Devin Simon joined Regina’s Nibaur on the 2A first team.
Lisbon had two first-team picks in Class 1A — juniors Ryleigh Allgood and Peyton Robinson — as did North Linn in seniors Jenna Lemley and Jill Smith. Central City senior Sara Reid and Sigourney sophomore Carly Goodwin also earned first-team honors.
Iowa Girls Coaches Association all-state softball teams
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