North Eastern all-conference spring teams announced

Several Clintonville athletes honored for strong play
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Leader file photo Clintonville’s Logan Liesenfelder was named to the second team all-conference after a strong spring season.

Leader file photo Allysin Booth turned in a pair of top-finishes at the North Eastern Conference Meet.

The North Eastern Conference seemed to be the popular destination for tight conference races, with the baseball, softball and girls soccer seasons coming down to the final games played.

Clintonville spring sports teams did not factor much into the races for the conference titles, but the school had plenty of athletes rewarded for stellar play on the diamond, field, course and track.

Here are the Clintonville athletes that were named to North Eastern all-conference teams this spring:

Baseball

The North Eastern Conference baseball schedule was trimmed to nine games to accommodate the weather. Waupaca won the title with an 8-1 record, holding off Fox Valley Lutheran (7-2) and Denmark and Freedom (6-3 each). FVL’s Colton Schild and Luxemburg-Casco’s Austin Tlachac shared the conference’s player of the year honors.

The Clintonville baseball team had up-and-down season. The Truckers dropped a number of tight conference matchups on their way to a 2-7 record and tie for eighth-place. Clintonville responded in the postseason, picking up three upset playoff wins on their way to a Division 2 sectional appearance.

Despite earning just two conference wins, the team saw six different players named to an all-conference team.

Senior catcher Kyle Finger was the team’s lone first team all-conference selection while senior Logan Liesenfelder and sophomore Jared Cartwright were named to the second team. Senior Colton Kluth, junior Matthew Morse and sophomore Presley Rosenow all made the honorable mention team.

Finger was a force in the middle of the Truckers’ lineup, finishing with a batting average of .345 while driving in eight runs on 10 hits. Liesenfelder batted .333 and scored four runs while also pitching 16 2/3 innings. Cartwright posted a .290 batting average, scored eight runs and stole five bases.

Kluth recorded a .296 batting average and scored five runs while working 19 2/3 innings on the mound. He struck out 23 batters along the way. Morse had a .308 average and drove in four runs while Rosenow hit .250 and scored three times.

Softball

The NEC softball schedule used doubleheaders to get in all 18 conference games. Freedom (16-2) held off Luxemburg-Casco (15-3) and Denmark (14-4) for the conference title. Freedom’s Payton Dorn was named the player of the year after leading the conference in batting average and earned run average.

The Clintonville softball team picked up a pair of wins in conference play, finishing 2-16 to place ninth.

Savannah Harbath was the lone Truckers’ player named to an all-conference team. Harbath, a senior who played multiple positions, was named to the second team after leading Clintonville at the plate and from the circle.

Girls soccer

The Freedom and Wrightstown girls soccer teams finished tied atop the North Eastern Conference with 7-0-1 records this spring.

Wrightstown’s Hannah Clancy was named the offensive player of the year in the conference while teammate Abbie Wyro was the defensive player of the year.

Clintonville finished the conference portion of the season with a 2-5-1 record. The Truckers had sophomore Elly Arndt named to the second team all-conference and freshman Morgan Federwitz land on the honorable mention team.

Track

The all-conference teams for the North Eastern Conference were determined by the individual and relay team finishes at the conference meet at Wrightstown High School on May 12.

First-place finishers made the all-conference first team, second-place finishes landed on the second team while third-place finishers were placed on the honorable mention team.

The Clintonville girls team earned seventh-place at the conference meet, earning 45 points. The boys team scored one point and did not have any top-three finishers.

Allysin Booth led the girls team with a first-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles to land on the all-conference first team. Booth also came in second in the high jump. Booth would later qualify for state in both events.

Aeriell Mohr claimed a second-place finish in the discus while Lizzy Weatherwax finished third in the 800.

Boys golf

Marinette’s Ty Kretz was named the North Eastern Conference boys golf player of the year.

Clintonville did not have a golfer on any of the three all-conference teams.