Before they retired the Columbia blue and scarlet red, Lauren McKibben and Lexie Myers had one more game in them as Lakers.
Three players from Lakeland and two each from Prairie Heights and Westview were selected to the 2012 All-NECC softball team in a recent vote by the league’s coaches.
A three-run ninth inning propelled Lakeland past Fairfield, 3-0 and into the championship game of the Class 3A softball sectional being played in Benton.
DeKalb took both ends of a varsity softball doubleheader from Lakeland last Friday night in Waterloo.
Lakeland held off Central Noble, 7-5 in NECC softball play last Thursday night in LaGrange.
Garrett rallied to top Lakeland, 8-4 in varsity softball action Monday night at Denny Feagler Field in Garrett.
Fairfield edged Lakeland, 3-2 in an NECC softball showdown last Thursday night in Benton.
Ashlynn Grubb fired a no-hitter with a school-record 19 strikeouts as Lakeland opened its 2012 softball campaign Monday evening with an 8-0 romp over visiting Wawasee.