The Heart O' Lakes Conference announced its 2021 All-Conference softball team members and honorable mentions, which included three members of the Perham Yellowjackets. Katie Johnson and Lily Lorenson were named to the All-Conference team, and Grayce Mickelson received an honorable mention.
Johnson, Lorenson, and Mickelson were also awarded Section 8AA honors for the 2021 season. The Yellowjackets had an overall season record of 11-13, with a conference record of 5-7 and a section record of 5-9.
In the section playoffs, Perham defeated Wadena-Deer Creek 13-1 before losing to Frazee 8-0. Because the playoffs were double elimination, the Yellowjackets played and defeated Barnesville 10-9 before their season was ended Tuesday, June 8, when they lost 8-7 to Thief River Falls.
Abby Rux from Hawley was named the HOL Conference MVP, and Hawley coaches Jackson Lyngaas and Alyson Brenna were named Coach and Assistant Coach of the Year, respectively.
2021 HOL softball All-Conference members
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton-Jena Bjelland, Evelyn Moe, Skylar Spessard, Mallory Leitner
Hawley-Abby Rux, Addi Dauner, Elle Hastings, Kaylie Crabtree
Frazee-Anissa Antonsen, McKenna O'Brien, Danielle Piche
Pelican Rapids-Greta Tollefson
2021 HOL All-Conference Honorable Mentions
DGF-Taylor Aakre, Sydney Spessard
Hawley-Kylie Crabtree, Grace Fleming
Pelican Rapids-Kiera Booth, Vanassa Booth, Allie Haiby, Madi Tolerud
2021 All Section 8AA Honors
Hawley-Abby Rux, Addi Dauner, Kylie Crabtree, Elie Hastings
Pequot Lakes-Morgan Eckes, Kaitlyn Geschwill, Maya Orvis
Frazee-Madison Starry, Annike Reierson, Malena Mahoney
Thief River Falls-Haylie Rogalla, Abby Flaagan, Paige Greene
Warroad-Abby Chamernick, Diarra Thompson
Barnesville-Trinity Gregg, Anna Stanford
DGF-Evelyn Moe, Jenna Bjelland
Park Rapids-Shailyn Pachel
Wadena-Deer Creek-Nevada Schulz