Washington fall athletes awarded

Bryan Veginski

Washington Community High School’s productive fall season was reflected in the all-Mid-Illini Conference selections it earned.

From the league champion boys golf team, senior Sam Norbom and Austin Worner, a sophomore, were first-team all-M-I picks.

Norbom’s appearance on the first team was his second straight.

Junior Trevor Underwood’s second-team all-conference season helped Washington repeat as league titlists.

The girls tennis team also managed three nominees, with two placed on the first team.

Seniors Sara Ohlman and Quinlan Duchaine were first-team netters from the conference’s fourth-place squad.

On the second team was Lady Panther Catrina Hollaway, a sophomore. 

Washington’s Sarah McCoy landed on the first team from the fifth-place volleyball team.

She was elevated from her second-team spot as a junior.

Sophomore Lexie Barra replaced her sister, Tessa, on the second team, and junior Moriah Peterson appeared there as well.

The fourth Panther team to receive three all-conference slots was the fourth-place boys soccer team.

On the first team was junior Tony Ramadani, who duplicated his standing from the 2007 campaign.

Ramadani also was a second-team selection as a freshman.

Freshman Mackenzie Barker represented the sixth-place girls golf team with her second-team status.

Metamora led the M-I in total picks with five in boys cross country and five in volleyball.

Morton topped the conference by garnering five positions in girls tennis, five in girls golf and was the co-leader with Dunlap with seven in boys soccer.

East Peoria paced the league with six girls cross country honorees.

Dunlap and Limestone also shared the most boys golf all-M-I recipients with the Panthers. 

All-conference football teams will be released by the M-I Saturday.

With its second-place finish, Washington surely will have a major presence on that honor group.

Practices have begun in boys and girls basketball and wrestling, with boys swimming set to start Nov. 24.