With the calendar nearing December, the volleyball and football seasons have drawn to a close for the 2018 season. However, post-season recognition continues to come for local players. 

Beginning first with the Class 3A NE All-District volleyball team, five individuals earned the distinction of making that list. CPU led with a trio, while Benton and Union each added one. The players are as follows.

-Emily Kono, CPU, JR

-Delaney McSweeney, CPU, SR

-Morgan Husmann, CPU, SR

-Grace Martensen, Benton, SR

-Belle Weber, Union, SO

In addition to the selection above, McSweeney and Weber both earned a spot on the Class 3A All-State Third Team. Husmann was also named to the Honorable Mention team (area only).

Transitioning from the volleyball court to the football field, the All-State teams were announced and included eight total players from the four school districts. The selections are as follows.

Class 2A 

First Team

-Blake Osborn, Benton, JR, Kicker

-Nathan Michels, Benton, SR, Defensive back

-Easton Werner, Benton, SR, Defensive lineman


Second Team

-Isaac Wiley, V-S, SR, Offensive lineman

-Matt Davis, Benton, SR, Running back

-Kaleb Roach, Union, SR, Defensive back


Third Team

-Ben Rempe, Union, SR, Defensive lineman


Class 3A

Second Team

-Nick Takes, CPU, SR, Offensive lineman


Congratulations to all the local athletes on great seasons and much deserved recognition for a job well done.