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Emma Nibaur, Courtney Kessler and their Regina teammates got the big prize last week when they claimed the Class 2A state title with a 6-4 win over Wilton last week at Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge.
On Thursday, Nibaur and Kessler continued to rake in the rewards for their efforts this season.
Nibaur and Kessler each earned Class 2A all-state honors and Regina head coach Angela Kessler was named 2A coach of the year when the Iowa Girls Coaches Association released its postseason honors on Thursday.
Kessler and Nibaur each earned all-state honors for the second consecutive season after playing center roles in directing the Regals to the fourth state title in program history and first since 2017.
Nibaur was named to the Class 2A first team while Kessler was a second-team selection.
A third-team all-state pick a year ago, Nibaur moved up to first team this season after excelling in the circle and at the plate.
The senior right-hander went 15-7 with a 2.48 ERA and struck out 122 in 135 2/3 innings and also hit .357 with eight doubles, 16 RBI and 12 runs.
Kessler earned second-team all-state honors for the second year in a row after leading Regina with a .412 batting average, 25 runs and 22 RBI.
The junior catcher also had a team-high .490 on-base percentage and led the Regals with a .565 slugging percentage.
West Branch freshman Lanie Meyer earned honorable mention all-state status in Class 2A.
Meyer batted .417 with five home runs, 17 extra-base hits, 17 RBI and a .792 slugging percentage this season and also led the Bears with 17 runs, 12 doubles and 11 walks.
Devin Simon, Jr., Cascade; Kaylea Fessler, Sr., Central Springs; Madisyn Kelley, Sr., Central Springs; Cooper Klaahsen, Jr., Central Springs; Taylor Kvale, Sr., Dike-New Hartford; Emma Beck, Sr., Grundy Center; Jadyn Case, Sr., Hinton; Josie McCuddin, Jr., Interstate 35; Alexis Larson, Sr., Jesup; Abby Hiatt, Soph., Logan-Magnolia; Addy Reynolds, Sr., Mount Ayr; Cassie Beadle, Sr., North Union; Emily Meyer, Jr., North Union; Samantha Nielsen, Sr., North Union; Jaidyn Sellers, Soph., Panorama; Emma Nibaur, Sr., Regina; Emma Vohs, Sr., Ridgeview; Hailey Rosonke, Soph., South Hardin; Macy Blomgren, Jr., Van Meter; Charlotte Brown, Jr., Wilkton; Taylor Drayfahl, Jr., Wilton; Peyton Souhrada, Sr., Wilton
Caitlyn Reber, Sr., Cardinal; Ashlyn Hoeft, Sr., Central Springs; Kylie Doty, Sr., Colfax-Mingo; Hailey Frost, Jr., Waterloo Columbus; Katie Ruden, Jr., Waterloo Columbus; Callyn Curphy, Sr., East Marshall; Grace Porter, Sr., Earlham, Gracie Knobloch, Fr., Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn; Addie Rhoades, Fr., Hudson; Erikah Rife, Sr., Logan-Magnolia; Piper Brant, Sr., Louisa-Muscatine; McKenzie Kissell, Jr., Louisa-Muscatine; Ashley Halbach, Sr., Osage; Emri Agre, Jr., Pella Christian; Courtney Kessler, Jr., Regina; Addison Schmidt, Sr., Ridgeview; Maia Abrahamson, Sr., Van Meter; Ella Sand, Soph., West Central Valley; Libby Terwin, Sr., West Fork; Carly Miller, Soph., West Monona; Kacy Miller, Soph., West Monona; Avery Coyle, Sr., West Sioux
Emma Becker, Soph., Cardinal; Abigayle Rawlins, Jr., Colfax-Mingo; Aly Happ, Sr., Durant; Kylie Schult, Sr., Durant; Emma Auten, Jr., Emmetsburg; Madison Goosmann, Sr., Hinton; Katie Murphy, Jr., Interstate 35; Kenzie Schon, Sr., Carroll Kuemper; Jordan Schwabe, Sr., Carroll Kuemper; Natalie Brandenburg, Jr., Lake Mills; Macanna Guritz, Jr., Logan-Magnolia; Morgan Stecher, Soph., Louisa-Muscatine; Megan Kremer, Soph., Bellevue Marquette; Halsie Barnes, Sr., Mount Ayr; Leah Grimm, Jr., Osage; Natalie Harrill, Sr., Pella Christian; Alayna Wingate, Jr., Sibley-Ocheyedan; Beth Button, Jr., Van Meter; Kalli Trewin, Sr., West Fork; Madison Chestnut, Sr., West Monona; Zoey Dickson, Soph., West Central Valley; Marissa Hagen, Jr., West Central Valley
Natalie Hagadon, Sr., AHSTW; Ally Meyers, Sr., AHSTW; Shea Peterson, Jr., Alta-Aurelia; Nicoa McClure, Soph., Cardinal; Riley Weiler, Soph., Central Lyon; Chardonnay Hubert, Sr., Denver; Reese Johnson, Sr., Denver; Haley Glade, Fr., Earlham; Lucy Lebo, Soph., Grundy Center; Carlie Willis, Soph., Grundy Center; Amanda Treptow, Sr., Jesup; Audrie Kohl, Fr., Missouri Valley; Sidney Trucke, Jr., MVAOCOU; Berkley Johannsen, Jr., Sioux Central; Morgan Kleve, Jr., South Winneshiek; Sydney Matthias, Jr., Wapsie Valley; Lanie Meyer, Fr., West Branch
Coach of the year – Angela Kessler, Regina