With the conclusion of the spring sports season last week, post season awards have started being handed out and several area athletes have been honored in their respective sports.
The Division 1 state champion Saline baseball team leads the way, with head coach Scott Theisen being named Coach of the Year in Division 1.
First team and Dream Team honors went to pitcher Cole Davis and Catcher Sean O’Keefe. Jake Finkbiner was an honorable mention in D-1.
Chelsea’s run to the final four in Division 2 Baseball earned Hunter Neff (outfield) and Call Barrett (catcher) 2nd team all state honors.
Saline’s trip to the state semifinals in Division 1 girls soccer led to many post season honors.
Morgan Jones was a first team midfielder for the Hornets. Annika Dahlmann was a second team midfielder, while Annika Udrys and Hannah Bird were honorable mention.
Dexter girls’ soccer reached the regional finals before falling to eventual state champion Bloomfield Hills Marion.
Emily Zeitunian earned first team Division 2 All State honors for the Dreadnaughts. Sammi Corcoran was a 2nd team member and Morgan Esch 3rd team. Louisa Judge earned honorable mention in D2.
Chelsea’s Delaney Krause was a 2nd team all state in D2. The Bulldogs Jesse Jacobusse and Alex Quintana were honorable mention.
Saline girls’ water polo was ranked number one for most of the season and finished 4th in the state tournament.
Cassie Anderson and Maddie Murphy earned all state honors for the Hornets, while Sam Fitch was honorable mention.
Sofbtall saw three players earn honorable mention honors.
Dexter’s Katelyn Niswonger was a D-1 honorable mention pitcher, Saline’s Kelsey Alexander D-1 outfielder, and Chelsea’s Autumn Johnson a D-2 third baseman.
Boys’ lacrosse saw Saline’s Tanyr Krummenacher and Jack Loveland earn honorable mention.
Track and Field say numerous athletes earn All-State honors.
Chelsea’s Tom Oates was all-state in three events. He was all-state in the 800, 1600, and part of the 4×800 relay team with Connor Gilbreath, Liam Heaney, and Carson Rabbitt.
Heaney was also all state in the 1600 and Chris Roush the 400.
Dexter’s Jack Shelley was all state in the D-1 800 for the boys’ team, while Nicole Bow was all state in the pole vault for the girls.
Saline had several earn all-state honors.
Eric Harris and Kyle Nouhan in the pole vault, the 4×800 relay team of William Downey, Spencer Leslie, Aidan Carichner, and Anthony DeKraker; the 4×400 relay of Spencer Leslie, Sean Duffy, Robbie Felton, and Winford Walker IV; and the 4×200 relay team of Jameson Swanson, Robbie Felton, Winford Walker, and Sean Duffy all earned all-state honors for the Hornets boys’ team.
The Stockbridge boys’ 4×800 relay team of Micah Beauregard, Jake Chapman, Alan Baird, and Jack Youngblood was Division 3 all-state for the Panthers.
The Pinckney girls’ 4×800 team of Erika Rapp, Allie Hartstang, Isabella Garcia, Mia Garcia was all-state in D1.
Ryan Talbott was D-1 all-state in the 3200, while the 4×400 team of Connor Showich, Nick Cain, Grayson Kelly, and Alex Wasyl was also all state for the Pirates.