Sigg, Taylor sign to play for ACCC

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Iola High seniors Jenna Sigg (middle left) and Kylie Taylor (middle right) recently signed letters of intent to play softball next year for Allen County Community College. On hand for the signing (standing left to right) were Iola High softball coach Vince Coons and ACCC head softball coach Ed Wilkerson. Sigg is the daughter of Peggy (seated left) and Mitch Sigg of Iola. Taylor is the daughter of Marty (seated right) and Janalin Taylor of Iola.

Iola High seniors Jenna Sigg and Kylie Taylor will continue playing softball together at the collegiate level.
The two Fillies’ players recently signed letters of intent to play softball for Allen County Community College next year. Both girls have had four years of varsity experience for the Fillies.
“I really like Ed (Wilkerson) as a coach and playing for ACCC keeps me close to home,” Taylor said.
“Allen County has a good softball program developing right now. Being a part of that development and playing close to home were factors in signing,” Sigg said.
Both Sigg and Taylor were All-Southeast Kansas League selections as juniors. This season the two helped guide the Fillies to a second-place finish at 14-2 in the SEK.
They also helped Iola High softball make history in winning its first Kansas Class 4A Regional Softball Championship Tuesday in Garnett. They will be on the first-ever state softball tournament team for IHS next week in Salina.
Sigg has been an all-league selection two years in a row as the Fillies’ starting third baseman. She led Iola in all offensive categories as a junior, hitting .403 with 25 hits. Sigg hit four home runs, scored 20 runs and drove in 16 runs. She also had nine stolen bases.
During her senior campaign, Sigg continued to be a offensive and defensive leader for the Fillies.
Taylor was the All-SEK catcher as a junior and maintained a high level of skill behind the plate this season for the Fillies. IHS head coach Vince Coons considers Taylor the Fillies’ “field coach” defensively.
Taylor provides plenty of power at the plate, batting from the left side. She hit at a .333 clip as a junior with 21 hits, 14 RBIs and 14 runs scored. Taylor had four triples, four doubles and three stolen bases.
“Kylie and Jenna are both strong softball players and very good athletes,” said Ed Wilkerson, Allen County Community College head softball coach. “I’ve been watching them play the past three years and they continue to improve.
“They still have room to develop as players and that’s what you want in players coming into your program.”
Wilkerson has been the Red Devil head coach three years. He guided the Red Devils to a first-round playoff series win this spring.
“Also both of these young ladies are good students. We’re excited to have them at our school and being a part of our developing softball program at Allen,” Wilkerson said.
Sigg is the daughter of Peggy and Mitch Sigg of Iola. Taylor is the daughter of Janalin and Marty Taylor of Iola.
Taylor said she plans to major in elementary education. Sigg said she was undecided on a college major.