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Niles dominates Division 2 All-District team

Published 9:04am Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Despite not winning the championship, Niles dominated the Division 2 All-District team.

The Vikings landed six players on the all-district squad, which is the first step in the all-state process.

District champion Paw Paw had four players named to the team, while Edwardsburg had three players selected.

Paw Paw’s Brittany Reist, a former Dowagiac all-stater, was named Coach of the Year.

The Chieftains had one player, catcher Kourtney Mitchell, selected.

Named to the team for Niles were Olivia Jordan (outfield), Jordan Rank (outfield), Megan McKeel (first base), Makenzie Shields (shortstop), Tala Gentry (pitcher) and Courtney Ankrapp (at-large).

Kaley Frank (third base), McKenzie Creed (designated player) and Layne Stinnett (utility) represent the Eddies.

Dowagiac was selected for the sportsmanship award.


Division 2 softball

All-District team


Olivia Jordan, Niles

Sara Wyman, Paw Paw

Jordan Rank, Niles


First base

Megan McKeel, Niles

Second base

Kayli Bowen, Paw Paw


Third base

Kaley Frank, Edwardsburg


Makenzie Shields, Niles



Courtney Mitchell, Dowagiac



Holly Vantilburg, Paw Paw

Tala Gentry, Niles


Designated player

McKenzie Creed, Edwardsburg



Layne Stinnett, Edwardsburg



Courtney Ankrapp, Niles

Mackenzie Earl, Paw Paw


Coach of the Year

Brittney Reist, Paw Paw




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