Liekweg's legs have given Janesville a constant scoring threat. The fourth-year starter leads the state in all classes with 41 steals on 41 attempts. She owns a .466 batting average and a .552 on-base percentage. In the field, Liekweg has only committed two errors in 78 chances at third base. "She has a great work ethic and positive attitude in all that she does," Janesville coach Shelly Sorensen noted of her team captain. "She is a very talented athlete." A Wichita State volleyball commit, Liekweg has competed on three state championship volleyball teams in addition to placing fourth in the state long jump and starting on a successful basketball team.
- Dike-New Hartford
Beuter has been on a tear with 17 hits over the previous two weeks. The Wolverines' sophomore is batting .460 with a team-high 15 RBIs. Beuter also leads the pitching staff with a 1.00 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 28 innings for a Dike-New Hartford team that entered the week 12-7. "We rely a lot offensively on his production," D-NH coach Sean Leonard noted. "He has a great approach at the plate. He is very confident because of the amount of time he has put in. Reece is an extremely tough out." Bueter also competes in football.
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Sinnott has sparked life into the Sailors' lineup after missing the first week and a half of the season with a back injury. The Columbus catcher and third baseman entered the week with seven hits over the previous five games during wins over Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Jesup and North Tama teams with winning records. The third baseman leads the Sailors with a .517 batting average, three home runs and 16 RBIs. "I don't know if I've consistently seen a kid square the ball up as much as he has in the last two weeks," Columbus coach Mark Gallagher said. "He brings a lot of life to our team. He's a vocal leader." Sinnott also competes in hockey and football.
- Waverly-Shell Rock
Fanter's poise was a key factor last week as she pitched the Go-Hawks to a 3-2 complete-game victory over Class 4A's No. 1-ranked Charles City. The W-SR junior plays middle infield when she isn't pitching and leads the Go-Hawks with two home runs and 25 RBIs. "She brings back a wealth of experience on the pitcher's mound," W-SR coach Heather Zajicek said. "She has led our defense from the mound, and when she's not on the mound, she brings versatility on our infield. Offensively, she's a kid that can bunt for a hit or she can hit the long ball as well." Fanter is also strong academically and a member of the yearbook staff.