After each finishing tied for second in the Scenic Bluffs standings, both Necedah and Royall ended the year with a representative on the all-conference first team.
Necedah junior Miah Hansen and Royall sophomore Emma Gruen were each named to the All-Scenic Bluffs first team when all-conference teams and postseason awards were recently released. Last year, Hansen was an all-conference second team selection and Gruen was an honorable mention.
Rounding out the all-conference first team were Bangor senior Ashley Lockington, Cashton sophomore Adelynn Hyatt, Hillsboro senior Jessica Mitchell, Hillsboro junior Abigail Nemec and Hillsboro senior Brookelyn Borchardt.
Mitchell, who was also an all-conference first-team pick last year, was named the 2018 Scenic Bluffs Conference Player of the Year.
Earning places on the all-conference second team were Necedah senior Faith Tunks, Necedah junior Kyra Saylor, New Lisbon senior Kayla Steele, Wonewoc-Center senior Abby Fields, Wonewoc-Center sophomore Kailey Ertel and Cashton juniors Hailey Huntzicker and Ally Peterson.
All-conference honorable mentions included Necedah’s Jenna Bistodeau and Hannah Horak, New Lisbon’s Tess Bigalke and Mya Delgado, Royall’s Cheyenne Harris and Savannah DeWitt, Wonewoc-Center’s Marin Stowe, Bangor’s Courtney Oesterle and Haley Jones, Brookwood’s Alyssa Ottum and Kate Hyatt, Cashton’s Aubree Schmitz and Katelyn Schmitz and Hillsboro’s Lisa Trohler and Sierra Johnson.
Hillsboro captured the Scenic Bluffs title after posting a perfect 14-0 record in conference play. Necedah and Royall tied for second in the conference standings with a 10-4 record. Cashton was fourth at 8-6. Bangor took fifth at 6-8. New Lisbon finished 4-10 to wind up in sixth. Wonewoc-Center came in seventh at 3-11. Brookwood was 0-14 to take eighth.
Wonewoc-Center fell in the WIAA Division 4 regional quarterfinals in a four-set loss to Kickapoo. Necedah defeated Pardeeville in the Division 3 regional quarterfinals before being ousted by Markesan in the regional semifinals. New Lisbon defeated La Farge/Youth Initiative in the Division 4 regional quarterfinals and then lost to Hillsboro in the regional semifinals.
In the Division 4 bracket, No. 2 seed Royall defeated Coulee Christian/Providence Academy and Alma Center Lincoln to advance to the regional finals, where the Panthers were upended by Pepin/Alma in straight sets.
Hillsboro fared the best out of all Scenic Bluffs Conference teams in postseason play. The Tigers made it all the way to the Division 4 sectional finals, but were denied a berth at the state tournament by River Ridge.