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After stellar seasons by both South Adams and Adams Central that concluded prematurely at the sectional level, both the Jets and Starfires can take a little bit of solace in the releasing of the Allen County Athletic Conference's all-conference selections released this week. The All-Area team has also been announced that includes the NHC, ACAC, SAC, and neighboring county schools as well.
27 ACAC players were named to the conference teams including 13 to the first team and the other 14 on the second. Four Flying Jets were honored (three on the first team) as well as three Stars (one first team selection).
For Adams Central, their lone senior representative was Landon Brunner who had a stellar year at the plate as well as in the outfield for coach Dave Neuenschwander's Jets. Brunner finished the year batting .476, second on the team, with 22 RBIs, eight doubles, and three homeruns.
Also on the first team was a pair of juniors, Isaac Luginbill and Dalton Combs. Luginbill anchored right field for the Jets, while establishing the best batting average on the team with .518 to boast entering his senior year. Both he and Combs have set in stone their names as the Jets' one-two punch on the mound for next season. Combs played lead-off as well as playing first base when not on the hill. He led the team in runs with 36, doubles with 12, and walks with 22.
Isaac Soldner made the all-conference second team in his junior year batting .390 on the season with 26 RBIs, and a pair of homeruns. Soldner established himself as a viable option on the mound rounding out coach Neuey's staff for next season with three great options to start as well as a seasoned third baseman.
For the Stars, senior Corey Seffernick was the lone selection for the first team. He was the captain behind the plate managing the games for SA and finishing with a team leading .437 batting average, 12 doubles, and 24 RBIs. He had the game winning hit against Churubusco to advance the Stars to the sectional finals against Bishop Luers.