Three North Mahaska baseball players earned first team all-South Iowa Cedar League honors and two more received honorable mention. The same three baseball players also garnered all-district honors. Two softball players picked up honorable mention from the SICL coaches.
Senior Ben Johannes and Nash Smith and junior Nate Sampson picked up first team conference nods. The trio helped the NM baseball team to a third place finish with a 9-6 conference record. North Mahaska reached the Class 1A district semifinal.
Johannes earned his nod playing catcher. He went behind the plate for the first time this season and recorded 180 putouts and just one error. At the plate he batted .449 with 17 singles, 15 doubles, a triple and two home runs to drive in 23 runs.
Johannes was a second team pick by the Iowa Baseball Coaches Association as catcher.
Smith earned another first team spot and was one of five who were unanimous picks. Smith earned the spot as an outfielder. He also pitched and played a number of positions this season for the Warhawks. He posted a 4-3 mark from the mound with a 3.85 earned run average.
Smith batted .352 hitting 14 singles, six doubles and five home runs. He drove in 23 runs.
Smith was a first team all-district pick as an outfielder.
Sampson garnered his spot as a utility player. He spent time at shortstop and second base along with taking a spot on the mound. Sampson recorded 27 putouts with a fielding percentage of .831. He was 2-2 pitching with two saves and an ERA of 6.49. He batted .386 with 26 singles, five doubles and a homer. He drove in 15 runs and scored 28 times. He was 12-for-13 stealing bases.
Sampson was a second team selection all-district as a utility player.
Sophomore Jack Kelderman and junior Nolan Andersen earned all-conference honorable mention.
Senior Jalayna Shipley and sophomore Regan Grewe received honorable mention by the South Iowa Cedar League softball coaches. Shipley played in 24 games and helped the Warhawks to a 10-6 record and a tie for third with Tri-County.
Shipley batted .203 with 13 singles and a triple to drive in two runs. She was 12-of-13 stealing bases.
Grewe batted .352 with eight singles, four doubles and seven homers to drive in 21 runs. She scored 17 runs and stole six bases. From the pitching circle she went 6-7 with a 3.23 ERA. She struck out 35.