Kasson-Mantorville grad Katie Harrington is have a strong senior softball season at Monmouth University.

Monmouth is a Division I university located in West Long Branch, N.J., and it plays in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Katie Harrington
Katie Harrington

Harrington has been a starting outfielder in all four of her seasons at Monmouth. As a senior, she has started all 28 of the team's games and is batting a lusty .435 (37-for-85) with four doubles, a triple, 10 RBIs and a team-high 29 runs scored.

This spring Harrington is having her best overall season and has career highs in a number of categories, including batting average, runs scored, slugging (.520) and on-base percentage (.506).

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Overall in her college career she has played in 140 games and made 137 starts. She has a batting average of .262 with 12 doubles, seven triples, two homers, 38 RBIs, 74 runs scored and 30 stolen bases. She has a .350 slugging percentage and a .348 on-base percentage.

Monmouth is currently 21-7 this season both overall and in league play. The team begins play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament this weekend.


John Marshall grad Katilyn Steffes recently helped Iowa Central Community College place third at the NJCAA Division II National Volleyball Championships.

For her stellar play during the tournament, the freshman outside hitter was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Steffes had a whopping 25 kills in the third-place match for the Tritons, as they topped Illinois Central for the highest finish in program history.

In four other matches at the national tournament, Steffes had 11 kills against Catawba Valley, seven against Parkland and six against Carl Sandburg, giving her 49 for the event. She finished her season with 240 kills, second on the team, and averaged 3.48 per set.

Steffes also had 20 digs in the five-set victory against Illinois Central and had 17 in her other three matches at the national event.


Byron's Jack Nelson is in his first season as a wide receivers coach at Truman State University.

Truman State, located in Kirksville, Mo., is a Division II school that plays in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Nelson is a 2013 Byron grad who went on to set school records as a quarterback at Winona State. Nelson was on Winona State's coaching staff as an assistant prior to taking the job at Truman State for the 2020-21 season.

Truman State just concluded a spring season. It went 3-0 in the regular season and then lost to the University of Indianapolis in the Great Lakes Valley Conference championship game.


Chris Steele, a 1994 Hayfield grad, was one of four individuals inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association David Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame this past weekend.

The association is holding spring and fall inductions this year due to the pandemic.

Steele was a two-time state champion at Hayfield. He capped an unbeaten senior season by winning the state title at 160 pounds with a pin in 34 seconds in the championship match. He ended his career with a 114-16-2 record. Of those 114 wins, 106 came by pin, including 83 straight to close his career. He went on to wrestle at the University of Nebraska for two years.

Steele currently resides in the Hayfield area, where he has a farm.

He was also inducted in the Region 1 Wrestling Hall of Fame this spring.

Guy N. Limbeck is a sports writer for the Post Bulletin. His Local Notebook appears each Tuesday. He can be reached at glimbeck@postbulletin.com.