High School Softball:
Two area athletes found their way to honorable mention status for 2-1A softball when the all-state baseball and softball leagues announced their honors today.
Marmaton Valley junior Karle Stephens and Yates Center sophomore Madelynn Collins each were a force throughout the Three Rivers League last season, making their impact known at the plate and on the mound.
Collins led the Lady Cats in hitting with a .534 average with 31 hits and 29 RBIs. She was also one of her team’s top pitchers and ended the year with a 2.56 ERA.