Emhoff first team all-state catcher via INA

West Fork's Clay Emhoff, left, takes a throw to get a North Butler runner at the plate trying to score on a fly ball during the Class 1A district tournament in Mason City. Emhoff earned his second straight all-state honor from the Iowa Newspaper Association, gaining first team catcher. (File photo)

DES MOINES - Collecting his second straight all-state accolades to cap his career, West Fork catcher Clay Emhoff was voted first team by the Iowa Newspaper Association.
 
Emhoff, a third team utility player by the INA a year ago, batted .500 as a lead-off hitter for the Warhawks.
 
He helped lead coach Lance Thompson's team to a 22-5 record, falling in the Class 1A District final to eventual state champion Mason City Newman.
 
The full story appears in the Aug. 2 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.