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The 2023 Northern Allegheny League (NAL) baseball and softball All-Stars for the Large School and Small School divisions featured several Tri-County Area players.

Local schools produced 42 of the 44 All-Stars, including the four Most Valuable Players, in the Large School baseball and softball divisions and the two Small School South Divisions in both sports.

In softball, St. Marys senior Kendall Young won her third consecutive Large School division MVP award after helping the Lady Dutch share the division title after splitting their regular season matchups.

Young, freshman Avery Eckels, senior Olivia Eckels, and junior Gianna Surra were St. Marys All-Stars. Last year, Olivia Eckels made All-Star.

DuBois also selected seniors Gabby Gulvas and Alexas Pfeufer, junior Morgan Pasternak, and sophomore Ava Baronick. Pasternak is the only Lady Beavers repeat recipient.

Punxsutawney sophomore Avary Powell and juniors Laci Poole and Ciara Toven round out the Large School All-Stars for softball. Powell and Toven were selected again.

Bradford and Brookville had no Large School Division picks.

DuBois Central Catholic won the Small School South softball title again, but Elk County Catholic junior Emily Mourer was named MVP after a good season.

Junior Lucy Klawuhn and senior Gabby Weisner joined Mourer as All-Stars. Mourer and Klawuhn were All-Stars last year.

Juniors Jessy Frank, Kayley Risser, Kali Franklin, and Rylee Kulbatsky were All-Stars for division champion DCC. Frank was chosen last year.

Johnsonburg’s senior Julia Jones, junior Jenna Kasmierksi, and sophomore Natalie Dunworth and Kane’s Leah Tigani complete the Small School South team. Jones and Dunworth were All-Stars last year.

Brockway was undrafted this season.

In baseball, DuBois Central Catholic sophomore Aiden Snowberger and Punxsutawney freshman Nevin Day were Small School South and Large School MVPs. Both schools won division crowns with significant contingents.

Punxsutawney won the NAL Large School Division title uncontested, while DCC and Johnsonburg shared the Small School South title after splitting their regular season meetings for their lone conference losses.

Five Cardinals were Small School South All-Stars, including Snowberger. Sophomore Brayden Fox, senior Carter Hickman, freshman Carter Himes, and sophomore Blake Pisarcik joined him. Hickman and Fox are repeats.

Johnsonburg had three All-Stars again: seniors Aiden Zimmerman and Kaden Dennis and junior Luke Zimmerman.

Brockway junior Dylan Bash and Elk County Catholic senior Joe Tettis, an All-Star last year, both received accolades. Kane senior Luke Ely completes Small School South.

Punxsy’s five All-Stars—Day, seniors Zach Dinger, Carter Savage, and Jake Sikora, and junior Coy Martino—matched DCC’s in the Large School Division. Savage and Sikora were All-Stars last year.

Three All-Stars—sophomore Tyler Chamberlin, senior Jordan Ell, and freshman Noah Farrell—played for DuBois, which defeated Punxsy once this season.

Catelyn Dailey of Oswayo Valley finished Small School North softball.

Senior Charlie Coudriet and junior Lucas Bauer represented St. Marys, while Brookville senior Carson Weaver completed the Large School squad.

Otto-Eldred’s Bri Heller won the Small School North Division softball MVP, while Otto’s Max Splain and Port Allegany’s Drew Evens shared the baseball MVP. Otto won softball and Port baseball titles.

Katie Sheeler, Katie Rhinehart, and Heidi Gordon were Otto All-Stars with Heller. Savanah Myers, Sierra Myers, and Ava Wahlers were selected for Coudersport, while Elizabeth Hungiville, Janelle Pinch, and Mia Thomas were selected for Smethport.

The Small School North baseball All-Star squad represented seven schools.

Port selected Blaine Moses and Otto teammates Calvin Minich and Manning Splain.

Cameron County had Eastyn Solveson and Ryan Shaffer, Mason Roessner, Galeton’s Gavin Sikora, Oswayo Valley’s Cayden Black, and Smethport’s Brennton McDowell.

By Sanjh

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