D-NH's Taylor Kvale named All-NICL Central MVP

Dike-New Hartford senior Taylor Kvale was named the All-NICL Central Most Valuable Player on recently-released softball teams. (Jake Ryder photo)
Jake Ryder
The Grundy Register

Dike-New Hartford senior Taylor Kvale was named the NICL Central Most Valuable Player in recently released All-NICL Central softball teams.

Kvale, an Upper Iowa signee, hit .407 this season with eight doubles, two triples, three home runs and 22 runs batted in with 39 runs scored. She stole 36 bases on 39 attempts and posted a .959 fielding percentage.

The Wolverines had four other selections to the first team, including unanimous first-team picks Madisen Theel at pitcher and Payton Nolan at utility. Second baseman Madde Buskohl and outfielder Abby Jensen were also first-team selections.

Theel pitched 108 and one-third innings with 87 strikeouts to 33 walks and an earned run average of 2.52 in her junior season. Payton Nolan led the team with a .439 batting average, including four doubles, three triples and a team-leading 23 runs batted in. She also led the team with a .539 on-base percentage. As the Wolverines’ catcher, she threw out eight attempted base stealers.

Buskohl, a freshman, hit .329 with six doubles, one triple, one home run and 15 runs batted in. Abby Jensen, an eighth-grader, hit .358 with four doubles, one triple and 13 runs batted in and swiped six stolen bases.

Shelby Ohrt and Ella Costello were unanimous second-team picks for D-NH at third base and outfielder, respectively. Misty Harreld received honorable mention.

D-NH head coach Rhandi Oelmann received Coach of the Year honors.

All-NICL Central Softball


Columbus 11-1

D-NH 9-3

Hudson 6-6

Denver 4-8

A-P 0-12


Taylor Kvale, D-NH

Coach of the Year

Rhandi Oelmann, D-NH

(* unanimous)

First team

Pitchers: *Haile Frost, WC; *Madisen Theel, D-NH

Catcher: Katie Ruden, WC

First Base: *Ella Smith, WC

Second Base: Madde Buskohl, D-NH

Third Base: Nyasija Simmons, WC

Shortstop: *Allison Bonnette, Denver

Outfielders: Kamryn Regenold, WC; Abby Jensen, D-NH; Addie Rhoades, Hudson

Utility: *Payton Nolan, D-NH; Chardonnay Hubert, Denver

Second team

Pitchers: *Ella Engel, Hudson; *Sydney Eggena, Denver

Catcher: Malea Gonnerman, Denver

First Base: Rylee Tudor, Hudson

Second Base: Ada Switzer, A-P

Third Base: *Shelby Ohrt, D-NH

Shortstop: Amelia Klenk, Hudson

Outfielders: *Sydney Gardner, WC; *Ella Costello, D-NH; Reese Johnson, Denver

Utility: *Avery Hogan, WC; Addy Engel, Hudson

Honorable mention

(area only)

D-NH: Misty Harreld


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