Humboldt, Yates Center players earn TVL honors

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Humboldt High and Yates Center High baseball and softball players landed 10 spots on the 2009 Tri-Valley League All-League baseball and softball teams.
Once Humboldt High’s Cubs and Lady Cubs finished their runs in the Class 2-1A state softball and baseball tournaments, the annual all-league teams were released.
Tri-Valley League softball champion Humboldt’s Lady Cubs placed four seniors on the All-TVL Softball first team. They are Lenzie Boring, Megan Dillow, Kelci Owens and Callie Umholtz.
Boring and Dillow were the pitcher-catcher battery leading the Lady Cubs to second place in the state tournament. Boring was 16-2 on the mound, which included three no-hitters. Dillow was 3-0 with two no-hitters.
Owens and Umholtz were the one-two infield punch for the Lady Cubs at second base and shortstop, respectively. All four players hit over .490.
The Lady Cubs were 11-1 in TVL play. Yates Center High’s Wildcat girls were 2-10 in league action.
Representing the Wildcats on the All-TVL first team softball squad was junior Kassy Reynolds.
Humboldt High’s Cubs and the Yates Center High Wildcat boys were co-champions of the TVL in 2009. Both were 10-2 in league play.
The Cubs, who finished third in the state tournament, had seniors Thad Wells and Troy Davis and junior Jacob Manbeck selected to the All-TVL first team baseball unit. Wells pitched and played shortstop for the Cubs while Davis was in left field and Manbeck was the starting catcher.
Yates Center seniors Brent Matile and Jordan Hughes received first-team honors.
Earning honorable mention honors were seniors Andrew Whitaker of Humboldt and Michael Bettega of Yates Center.