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New Berlin Pretzels
New Berlin, Illinois
Coaches Erin Limestall
State Championships 2019 (Masonic 1A)
National Appearances SSNCT: 2023, 2022, 2019, 2018, 2017
Program Status Unknown
School Size Unknown
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New Berlin High School is a public high school just west of Springfield in downstate Illinois. It competes in Class A, the "small school" division, of the Illinois High School Association's State Championship series.

They traditionally are one of the stronger Class A (small school) teams in Illinois. Most notably the team won the 2019 Masonic Class 1A State Championship & finished 2nd in Class A in the 2010 IHSA State Championship Tournament under Coach Teresa Woodard and top players that year were Aaron Staley and Sam Stowell.

Since 2018, New Berlin has hosted its Pretzel Tournament attracting programs from around Central & Western Illinois.

For the last decade the Pretzels have been coached by Erin Limestall. Who after several top performances at the local, state, & national level was named 2019 IHSSBCA Coach of the Year.

Notable Team Accomplishments

  • Masonic State Tournament: 2019 - 1st Place Class 1A, 2022 - 4th Place
  • IHSA State Tournament: 2010 - 2nd Place Class 1A
  • IHSA Sectional Titles: (1) 2010 (1A)
  • IHSA Regional Titles: (7) 2023 (1A), 2021 (1A), 2019 (1A), 2018 (1A), 2011 (1A), 2010 (1A), 2009 (1A)
  • Masonic State Qualifier: (6) 2022 (1A), 2020 (1A), 2019 (1A), 2010 (A), 2009, 2004
  • NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament: 2023 T-47th (26th VSS), 2022 T-37th, 2019 T11th (7th VSS), 2018 T-33rd (15th VSS), 2017 T-62nd (32nd VSS)
  • Sangamo Conference Champions: 2022

IHSSBCA Individual Awards

All-Sectional Honorees

  • 2022-23: Tyler Hulett, Landon Hagerman (1A)
  • 2021-22: Tyler Hulett (1A)
  • 2019-20: Connor Schutz, Jared Johnson, Daniel Kloppe (1A)
  • 2018-19: Wren Markley, Levi Petty, William Beddingfield (1A)
  • 2017-18: Wren Markley, Levi Petty, William Beddingfield (1A)
  • 2016-17: Wren Markley, Logan van Ravenswaay, Benjamin Stowell (1A)
  • 2013-14: Drew LaKamp (1A)
  • 2011-12: Rachel Stowell (1A)
  • 2010-11: Rachel Stowell, Nick Klein (1A)
  • 2009-10: Aaron Staley, Sam Stowell (1A)
  • 2008-09: Aaron Staley, Sam Stowell (1A)

All-State Honorees

  • 2022-23: Tyler Hulett (Second Team) Class 1A
  • 2019-20: Connor Schutz (First Team) Class 1A
  • 2018-19: Wren Markley (First Team) Class 1A
  • 2017-18: Wren Markley (Second Team) Class 1A
  • 2011-12: Rachel Stowell (Second Team) Class 1A
  • 2009-10: Aaron Staley (First Team), Sam Stowell (Second Team) Class 1A
  • 2008-09: Sam Stowell (First Team), Aaron Staley (Second Team) Class 1A

Illinois Masonic State Tournament Class A Champion
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Villa Grove