More awards have been announced for the spring sports season. Liberty Bell High School honorees include:
Senior Peter Aspholm and junior Shay Crandall have been named to the CW 2B All-League first team in baseball. For the second consecutive year, Aspholm was also named the league’s Pitcher of the Year. He was an All-League first team choice last year as well.
In 48 innings, Aspholm rang up 91 strikeouts, had an ERA of 1.02 and held opposing batters to a .101 average. In the post-season playoffs, Aspholm pitched 14 of the Mountain Lions’ 20 innings, striking out 29 and allowing no earned runs. Aspholm was equally effective at the plate, with a .362 batting average, on-base percentage of .471 and slugging percentage of .500
Crandall tossed 24 1/3 innings and had an ERA of 2.83. He registered 39 strikeouts. On offense, he hit for a .383 average, had an on-base percentage of .519 and a slugging percentage of .417.
Named to the All-League second team was senior Sam Neitlich. He finished the year with a .364 batting average, .507 on-base percentage, and .473 slugging percentage. During the Mountain Lions’ three play-off games, Neitlich hit .571.
Seniors Cole Rhoades and Leo Shaw were selected for Honorable Mention.
Rhoades hit for a .294 average and his on-base percentage was .586. Shaw played only seven games before being injured in the Manson game, but hit for a .333 average and
had an on-base percentage of .480. Last year, Rhoades was named to the All-League second team, and Shaw and Crandall were Honorable Mention choices.
Liberty Bell advanced to the state 2B tournament for the seventh consecutive year, where the Mountain Lions lost to Tri-Cities Prep in the 16-team finals and were eliminated. Liberty Bell was 12-10 for the season overall, and 10-4 in league play, finishing third.
Senior Henry Jones has been named to the CW 2B All-League first team in soccer. Junior Kohl Simmons was accorded Honorable Mention. Last year, Jones was an Honorable Mention choice, and Simmons was named to the All-League second team. This season, the Mountain Lions had an overall record of 3-10, including 2-8 in league play.
For the second consecutive year, senior Ruthann Matteson has been named the girls’ Player of the Year in the CW 2B league, along with All-League first-team honors in singles play. The boys’ doubles team of senior Tyler White and junior Isaac Blodgett earned Honorable Mention. Also accorded Honorable Mention was senior Nicholas Fitzmaurice, in his first year playing varsity tennis.
After reaching the state championships in 2018, Matteson was edged out for a place at state in the 1B/2B/1A regionals in the recently completed season.