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Area athletes named All State

Nine area athletes were honored with All-State recognition recently.

Austin senior Teyghan Hovland made the Minnesota High School State High School Coaches Association Class AAA All-State team, Lyle-Pacelli seniors Jed Nelson and Cole Walter made the Class A All State team. Hayfield juniors Easton Fritcher, Karver Heydt and Nolan Klocke, and senior Joey Tempel also made the Class A team.

Austin senior Teyghan Hovland fires in a pitch early in the game against Albert Lea. Tyler Julson/Albert Lea Tribune

Hayfield senior pitcher Caitlyn Hendrickson and Blooming Prairie junior Bobbie Bruns, who played shortstop and outfield for the Awesome Blossoms were named to the MSHSCA Class A All-State softball team.

Hayfield’s Caitlyn Hendrickson reacts to striking out a Waterville-Elyisan-Morristown batter in Todd Park. Herald File photo