Gilbert named to first team, Wilson second for Lady Wildcats. Huffman, Heman named to second team for boys basketball in Diamond.


Gilbert named first-team for Lady Wildcats

It is probably little surprise that Miller, a team that made the final four, leads the way in Spring River Valley Conference All-Conference girls basketball selections.

Leading the way is Hannah Wilkerson, who was named the league MVP. Not only did she lead Miller to a perfect record in conference, she broke the Missouri State High School Activities Association’s career scoring record.

Joining her on the team is fellow Lady Cardinals Nicole Adams and Betsy Epps. Liberal’s Kori Dodson and Kristin Peterson both made the team as well.

Other first-team picks included Diamond’s Emily Gilbert, Jasper’s Megan Stump, College Heights Christian’s Konnor McIntire, Pierce City’s Kaelyn Osborn and Greenfield’s Andrea Mason.

The second team had a pair of Pierce City players on it in Taylor Mettlach and Megan Golubski. The team was rounded out with Diamond’s Megan Wilson, Greenfield’s Audrey LaSalle, Liberal’s Hanna Beckwith, College Heights Christian’s Kelsi Bodine, Jasper’s Rachel Bausinger, Miller’s Kaitlin Johnson, Liberal’s Kendall Kirby and Sarcoxie’s Keisha Hight.

Brandon Weiss of Miller and Liberal’s Brandi Goodell, a former Crowder College basketball player, were named co-Coaches of the Year in the league.

Huffman, Heman named to second team

A very balanced year, as far as the records go, led to a lot of different teams represented on the Spring River Valley Conference boys all-conference basketball first team.

Miller, which won the league with a 9-0, led the way with three first-team selections. Greenfield and Jasper both had two picks on the 10-player first-team.

Justin Jack, Derek Jack and Tyler Hinshaw of Miller were on the first team, while Justin Jack was named the MVP.

Greenfield’s Jordan Bryant and Jason Anderson were both named to the first team, while Jasper’s Jessee Hodge and Matt Newman were tabbed.

The first-team was rounded out by Zac Short of Liberal, Lockwood’s Blake Abbiatti and Pierce City’s Robert Baldwin.

The second-team featured Diamond’s Kyle Heman and Jared Huffman.

Golden City’s Cody Roller, Jasper’s Raleigh Neher, Liberal’s Wade Sprenkle and Bryce Robertson, Pierce City’s Derek Turner and Wayne Joe Sooter and Miller’s Zach Eaton rounded out the second team.

After?Miller’s record, three teams tied for second with 6-3 marks.

Diamond was one of three teams with 5-4 marks, while three other teams were 1-8.

Jim Scott of Lockwood was named the SRVC Coach of the Year.