- By Travis Erickson
Justin Flor of Carlisle, Jared Kinzer of Franklin and Donnie Crouch of Bellbrook were each named players of the year in the Southwestern Buckeye League All-League awards announced on Monday.
Coaches Brian Bales of Franklin, Donnie Tate of Bellbrook and Jeff Smith of Madison were picked as coaches of the year.
Jack Campbell (Bellbrook), Jake Gudorf (Brookville), Wade Turner (Brookville), Grant Sullender (Eaton), Tristan Backas (Monroe), Andy Neff (Oakwood), Darren Rubin (Oakwood) and Ben Herman (Valley View) were placed on the first team in the Southwestern division.
In the Buckeye division Jake Moore (Carlisle), Devin Worley (Dixie), Grant Whisman (Madison), Levi McMonigle (Madison), Twon Hines (Northridge), Charles Drewery (Northridge), Joey Bates (Preble Shawnee), Austin Moore (Preble Shawnee) and Matthew Warren (Waynesville) were named first team.
CCC All-Conference: Ryan Rose and Brett Kopp were recognized as player and coach of the year for Bethel by the Cross County Conference. Hunter Muir (Ansonia, Carter Gray (Arcanum), Caleb South (Bethel), Ethan Conley (Franklin Monroe), Ethan Bowman (Mississinawa Valley), Cameron Harrison (National Trail), Dillon McCullough (Tri-County North), Jared Buckley (Tri-Village) and Willie Bowman (Twin Valley South) earned first team honors.
SWBL Southwestern All-League: Hunter Stidham and coach Steve Dickson of Valley View were picked as player and coach of the year. Cassidy Hofacker (Bellbrook), Bekah Vine (Bellbrook), Bailey Shepherd (Eaton), Layne Ferrell (Franklin), Sophie Sloneker (Monroe), Olivia Wells-Daniels (Monroe), Lauren Hapgood (Oakwood), Kyndall Ketterer (Oakwood) and Abigail Dickson (Valley View) were named to the first team.
SWBL Buckeye All-League: Rachel Murray and Tim Gabbard of Waynesville earned player and coach of the year honors after helping lead Waynesville to a SWBL Buckeye title. Christa Harris (Carlisle), McKinlee Ruppert (Dixie), Kenzi Saunders (Madison), Kristen Dickison (Milton Union), Jenna Lovely (Preble Shawnee), Nicole Sims (Preble Shawnee), Brenna Woodard (Preble Shawnee), Marcella Sizer (Waynesville) and Aubrey Rains (Waynesville) were recognized with first team honors.
CBC Kenton Trail All-League: Presley Griffitts was picked as player of the year after averaging 20.5 points and 7.5 assists per game for Tecumseh, which won the Kenton Trail title. Emily Mitchell (Bellefontaine), Sydney Bourquin (Jonathan Alder), Makala Morris (Kenton Ridge), Olivia Potts (Spg. Shawnee) and Corinne Thomas (Tecumseh) joined Griffitts on the first team.
CBC Mad River All-League: Nikki Current was recognized as player of the year after 26 points, 7.1 steals and 5.8 assists per game for Ben Logan, which won the Mad River division. Savannah Pavoni (Ben Logan), Brooke Johannes (Graham), Kaylee Shelton (Indian Lake), Rachel White (Northwestern) and Alaina Lyons (Urbana) were tabbed to the first team.
CCC All-Conference: Miami East’s Morgan Haney was picked as player of the year and Bruce Vanover coach of the year by the Cross County Conference. Kayla O’Daniel (Arcanum), Samantha Whiteman (Covington), Audrey Cable (Franklin Monroe), Corina Conley (Franklin Monroe), Haley Howard (Miami East), Tatum McBride (Newton), Aubrey Stupp (Tri-County North), Maddie Downing (Tri-Village) and Lissa Siler (Tri-Village) received first team honors.