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Nine area softball players named all-stars

Tri-Lakes softball all-stars. (Enterprise photos — Parker O'Brien)

Nine Tri-Lakes student-athletes were named to their respective conferences’ all-star softball teams.

Lake Placid was represented by first-team members Anisa Cecunjanin and Reid Pedu in the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference Division 1. Kelsey McKillip was an honorable mention.

The Red Storm’s Emma Akey and Kylee Meyer were named Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Division II all-stars, while Mia Nichols was an honorable mention.

Tupper Lake’s Rachel Sorensen was named All-Northern Athletic Conference’s East Division. Kendall Kenniston was named to the second team, while Taylor Stoll earned the Section X sportsmanship award.

The Lumberjacks were the only team to reach their respective sectional championship game. The team finished the season with an 9-9 record, and ended its season in the Section X, Class C championship game to the St. Lawrence Larries on May 29 with a 15-5 loss.

A big reason for their success came from its pitcher and catcher duo of Kenniston and Sorensen. Sorensen was the team’s catcher and returned to the all-star team for the second season in a row. Kenniston Stoll batted lead off for the Lumberjacks, while playing second base.

The Red Storm’s Akey and Meyer returned to their respective all-star team for the second consecutive season. The duo was Saranac Lake’s top two pitchers. Akey also played short stop and Meyer played first. Nichols was the team’s second baseman.

Saranac Lake finished the season with a 2-12 record after falling to the Saranac Central Spartans 23-0 in the Section VII, Class B semifinal round on May 23.

Pedu was the Blue Bombers top pitchers and although Lake Placid didn’t have the best season, finishing with a 2-10 record, the squad had some solid performances. The team fell 17-5 to the Chazy Eagles in the Section VII, Class D quarterfinal round on May 17.

Cecunjanin earned first-team honors playing shortstop and third base, while McKillip earned an honorable mention as a catcher.

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