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Missoula Big Sky's Macey Newbary loses her helmet as she slides safely into second as Kalispell Glacier second baseman Kayleena Ikeda tries to make the out on Saturday during the championship game.

TOM BAUER, Missoulian

Kalispell Glacier may have been greater than the sum of its parts during its State AA softball championship run this past weekend.

The Wolfpack garnered just two all-state selections. Missoula Big Sky, the team that the Kalispell girls beat twice on the way to the program's first state title, pulled in a state-high four.

A quartet of juniors earned all-state honors when the teams were released Tuesday: pitcher Macey Newbary, her catcher Morgan Johnson and infielders Kendall Rauk and Kendall Mooney.

Newbary threw 149 1-3 innings this spring with a 1.41 ERA and 216 strikeouts while going 18-4. She also hit 11 home runs – one more than Johnson, who finished with a .411 batting average and 33 RBIs.

Mooney led Western AA with 34 RBIs and added nine homers. Rauk batted .303 with three homers.

Glacier's Ali Williams, a junior who pitched the Pack past the Eagles in the state finals at Fort Missoula on Saturday for a 6-3 victory, led the conference in innings pitched (154), strikeouts (272) and ERA (1.36) and finished with a 20-3 record. She also bashed 11 home runs with 31 RBIs on her way to all-state honors.

Teammate Kayleena Ikeda was selected as a senior infielder. She hit .250 and drove in 11 runners.

Billings West, the third-place team from state, also drew four all-state nods from Eastern AA. Pitcher Ashley Davis led the way along with infielders Cody Rodgers and Lexi Mayhood and outfielder Mackenzie Mayhood.

Missoula Hellgate put a pair on the all-state team in outfielder Callie McKillop and utility player Talley Hill.

McKillop, a sophomore, led the Knights with three home runs and 21 runs. Hill, a senior, batted a team-high .517 with 17 RBIs. She also pitched the majority of the team's innings and struck out 76 batters.

McKillop joined Newbary as a two-time all-state selection. Williams and Ikeda were both chosen for a third consecutive year.

Sentinel had no all-staters, though freshmen Taylor Holmes (catcher) and Taylor Brinkman (designated player) were second-team all-conference.

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