The East Alton-Wood River Oilers shared the Prairie State Conference baseball championship with the Nokomis Redskins with a 4-1 record this spring.
The Oilers also tied Nokomis for the most selections on the all-conference team with four. Blake Marks (pitcher and infielder), Christian Hunter (outfielder), Cody Blacklock (outfielder) and Zach Wells (designated hitter) represented EA-WR on the all-league baseball team. All of them were named honorable mention.
The Oilers also had four players on the all-conference softball team. They were Morgan Moxey, Haley Shewmake, Peyton Young and Courtney Beneke. Moxey earned first-team honors in pitcher and outfielder, Shewmake was named first-team infielder, Young was voted first-team designated hitter and Beneke was named honorable mention utility player.
The EA-WR boys track team, which won the Prairie State Conference meet, had five individuals and four relay teams earning all-league honors. The top two finishers in each event at the PSC meet receive an all-conference award.
Brenden Springman earned first-team honors in the 3,200, 800 and 1,600 after winning all three events at the conference meet. T.J. Lawson earned first-team honors in the 100 and 200, Thadeaous Weaver earned first-team honors in the 400, and Dalton Miller and Ryne White earned second-team honors in the 110-meter hurdles and 800, respectively.
All four of the EA-WR’s relay teams (400, 800, 1,600 and 3,200-meter relays) earned first-team honors. The Oilers finished first in all of their relays at the conference meet.
The Oilers’ girls track team had two individuals – Haley Kerpan and Carissa Gilreath – and one relay team (3,200-meter relay) earn all-conference honors. Kerpan received first-team all-league notice in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200, Gilreath earned first-team honors in the long jump and second-team honors in the 400 and the 4x800 earned second-team honors.
The Marquette Catholic Explorers had four players named to the all-conference baseball team – Jacob File, Brady McAfee, Liam Maher and Zach Weinman. McAfee was named first-team pitcher, File was named first-team outfielder and Maher and Weinman were named honorable mention infielders.
Emma Taylor was the Explorers’ lone representative on the all-conference team as she was named honorable mention infielder.
The Marquette boys track team had their 400 and 800-meter relay teams earn second-team honors. In girls track, Natalie Haliday received second-team notice in the 800 and 1,600 and the 4x400 team earned second-team honors.
Cierra Frields (first-team utility player) and Claire Cunningham (honorable mention outfielder) were Metro-East Lutheran’s lone representatives on the all-conference softball team. Eli Jacob (first-team infielder) and Paul Kubicek (first-team infielder and honorable mention utility player) represented the Knights on the all-league baseball team.
The Metro-East Lutheran girls track team, which won the conference title this year, had seven individuals and two relay teams earning all-league honors.
Aurora Herbert earned first-team honors in the discus and shot put, Megan Jacobson was voted on the second team in the discus and shot put, Lydia Flaherty earned first-team honors in the high jump, Paulina Fuhrmann earned second-team honors in the 3,200, Kathryn Butler received first-team notice in the 100-meter hurdles and second-team honors in the 300 hurdles, Ellen Schulte earned first-team honors in the 100 and second-team honors in the 200 and Jaria Hardaway earned first-team honors in the 200 and second-team honors in the 100.
The Knights earned first-team honors in the 400 and 800-meter relays.
The Metro-East Lutheran boys track team had four individuals and one relay team earning all-league honors. The individuals were Luke Sengele (first-team discus and second-team shot put), Elijah Culbert (first-team triple jump), Darion Brooks (second-team 3,200) and Eli Harding (second-team 300 hurdles). The 4x800 team earned second-team honors.