Sports Writer

A trio of baseball players from co-champion Antwerp have been named to the first team in the Green Meadows Conference.

Senior Keaton Altimus, sophomore Austin Lichty and freshman Luke Krouse have been honored in voting by league coaches.

“I’m very proud of my guys this year,” said Antwerp coach Zac Feasby, who led the Archers to the Division IV state tournament and a 19-6 final record. “I really feel like we had a couple others play well enough this season to make it on at least all-conference second team, but we did have our three most consistent guys make first team.”

Wayne Trace seniors Braden Zuber, Hayden Gillett and Korbin Slade along with junior Grant Baumle were second team in the conference while junior teammate Reid Miller was honorable mention. Junior Jacob Savina rounded out the Archers that were given accolades with an honorable-mention selection.

Spencer Giesige, of co-champion Tinora, was named the Player of the Year in the GMC.

Joining Giesige, Altimus, Lichty and Krouse on the first team were Tye Norden of Tinora, Parker Thiel and Zac Brickel of Hicksville, Hunter Bostater and Riley Lucas of Fairview and Braydon Cape of Edgerton.

Trey Hurtt and Jonah Jimenez of Tinora were second team along with Caleb Frank and Cade Polter of Fairview, Clayton Flegal of Edgerton and Nathan Vold of Ayersville.

Honorable mention selections in addition to Savina and Miller were Collin Derrow of Tinora, Hunter Fritch of Fairview, Caden Craft of Ayersville, Braden Langham of Hicksville, Noah Swank of Edgerton and Branden Hohenberger of Holgate.

“It has been a great run for us this season and I’m happy for the seniors on my team,” concluded Feasby, whose squad tied for first with Tinora at 6-0 in the GMC, with Wayne Trace, Fairview and Hicksville all finishing tied for third with 4-3 records. “They have been through a lot over the last four seasons and have helped turn the program around. Making history at Antwerp wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication of players and coaches and the support of Antwerp Archer parents and fans.”