Dodgers load all-state teams
Seniors Loghen Schnetzer and Jocy Timmerman wrapped up their high school careers with all-state honors handed out by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.
Schnetzer was one of four players from the Class 5A state runner-up Fort Dodge squad to earn accolades. Joining her on the first team were sophomore Jalen Adams and junior Tristin Doster, with sophomore Tory Bennett making the third-team.
Timmerman was the lone selection from St. Edmond, as she scored 1A third team honors.
Webster City’s Kelly Stoakes; Humboldt’s Ellie Jacobson, Kendal Clark, Carlie Thompson and Mady Lange; and Algona’s Kameryn Etherington and Lillian Etherington were named in 4A and 3A.
In 2A, North Union’s Hope Steinberger and Sam Nielsen were joined by Emmetsburg’s Molly Schany and East Sac County’s Mary Bontrager on the honor squads.
Newell-Fonda’s Bailey Sievers, Kierra Jungers, Macy Sievers and Mia Walker made 1A teams alongside Bishop Garrigan’s Mackenzie Meister, Madison Meister and Emma Fogarty.
Schnetzer, who will join the Iowa Central program in the fall, finished her Dodger career as the school’s all-time home run leader with 34. She also set the single-season record as a junior with 14.
“It’s a huge honor to be selected for first team all-state,” Schnetzer said. “It was a goal throughout my final softball season as a Dodger and I accomplished that.”
Along with her power, Schnetzer recorded 176 total hits including 32 doubles and drew 50 walks. She drove in 167 runs and scored 88 herself, all while committing just 16 errors over the past three seasons at first base.
“I’m proud of myself and all my teammates who were selected all-state and all-conference,” she said. “Without all the help from my coaches and father, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
“I am look forward to keep achieving my future softball goals out at Iowa Central.”
Adams and Doster were both repeat selections to the first-team. Adams has made the all-state team each of her three years on varsity.
Timmerman, who earned second team honors as a sophomore, overcame two knee surgeries. She will attend Central College in the fall to continue her playing career.
“This recognition means a lot to me because my journey wasn’t always easy,” she said. “But I’m grateful for the amazing support I’ve had in my corner. I’m excited for the next level.”
For her SEHS career, Timmerman recorded 159 hits including 31 doubles, driving in 76 runs and scoring 64 times. She also committed just 20 errors in five seasons at first base.
Stoakes, Jacobson, Thompson, Lange, Schany, Steinberger, Madison Meister, Mackenzie Meister and Bailey Sievers were all repeat selections.
Madison Meister is the first four-time all-state selection in Bishop Garrigan history, while Mackenzie Meister earned three honors. Fogarty was also selected academic all-state by the IGCA.
Williamsburg’s Adam Berte was named the 3A coach of the year. Berte, a Twin River Valley and Iowa Central graduate, led the Raiders to the state championship game.
IOWA GIRLS COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL-STATE SOFTBALL
(Messenger-area selections only)
Loghen Schnetzer, Fort Dodge, sr.; Jalen Adams, Fort Dodge, soph.; Tristin Doster, Fort Dodge, jr.
Tory Bennett, Fort Dodge, soph.
Kelly Stoakes, Webster City, soph.
Ellie Jacobson, Humboldt, sr.; Kendal Clark, Humboldt, jr.; Carlie Thompson, Humboldt, sr.; Kameryn Etherington, Algona, sr.
Mady Lange, Humboldt, sr.
Lillian Etherington, Algona, fr.
Hope Steinberger, North Union, sr.
Molly Schany, Emmetsburg, sr.; Sam Nielsen, North Union, soph.
Mary Bontrager, East Sac County, sr.
Mackenzie Meister, Bishop Garrigan, sr.; Madison Meister, Bishop Garrigan, sr.; Bailey Sievers, Newell-Fonda, jr.
Kierra Jungers, Newell-Fonda, 8th-grader; Macy Sievers, Newell-Fonda, soph.
Jocy Timmerman, St. Edmond, sr.; Emma Fogarty, Bishop Garrigan, sr.; Mia Walker, Newell-Fonda, fr.