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The All-Southwestern Conference teams have been announced for the 2021 spring/summer season.

BOYS 

The All-Conference baseball team was led by six Edwardsville Tigers on the first team All-SWC. The Tigers on the first team are Quinn Weber, Rogelio Berumen, Grant Huebner, Spencer Stearns, Hayden Moore, and Evan Funkhouser.

Two O’Fallon Panthers were named first team all-conference: Ethan Crouse and Kellen Scruggs.

Alton senior Jackson Brooks made first team All-Conference. Three other Redbirds were named to the third team all-conference for baseball — James Vambaketes, Owen Macias, and Jayden Diaz.

In boys tennis, the Alton High doubles team of Xavier Carter and Parker Mayhew made the second team all-Southwestern Conference squad. Mayhew also received one of the sportsmanship awards for boys tennis.

In boys wrestling, two Redbird wrestlers made first team All-SWC — Damien Jones (195 pounds) and Joab Tobin (220 pounds). Alton’s Deontae Forest (138) made second team. Some other Redbird wrestlers made third team all-conference: Aslan Merioles (120), Yaveion Freeman (132), Will Harris (145), Joey Bowman (152), Lawson Bruce (182).

In boys volleyball, Alton’s Dakota Mikkelsen made third team all-conference.

GIRLS 

Three Alton Redbirds have been named to the softball first team all-Southwestern Conference squad. Seniors Alyson Haegele and Lynna Fischer, along with junior Emma Kiger, were on the first team.

Senior Olivia Ducey was second team all-conference for softball. The third team included Redbirds’ Alissa Sauls and Audrey Evola.

In girls soccer, Alton senior Sydney Brunaugh was named first team all-conference. The second team included Alton’s Emily Baker and Amy Pattan. The third team included Addison Miller and Kennedy Stephens of the Alton Lady Redbirds.

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