Local athletes on All-MOAC, District squads
By Rob Hamilton
Several local athletes were honored when the Central District and Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference recently distributed their postseason awards.
A number of basketball players were tabbed to the All-District teams.
For the boys, Kolby Snyder of Mount Gilead was a first-team pick in Division III, while both Cardington’s K.C. Brown and Northmor’s Charlie Burggraf were named to the third team.
Jett Swetland of Highland was an honorable mention pick in Division II; while both Ethan Harris and Jake Sturges of Mount Gilead, as well as Zach Wiseman of Northmor, earned that recognition in Division III; as did Tanner Kurilec and Isaac Oberdier of Gilead Christian.
Mount Gilead senior Ashley Ohler paced local girls by being named to the Division III first team. Teammate Jessie Baldridge and Cardington’s Kianna Sedlacek both were picked to the third team.
Highland’s Heather Thacker got honorable mention in Division II, as did Cardington’s Clarisa Lyons in Division III.
In the MOAC, Brown, Burggraf and Snyder were all named to the league’s first team in boys’ basketball. They were joined by Baldridge, Ohler and Sedlacek on the girls’ side of things.
The results of league tournaments determined the all-league honorees in both wrestling and bowling. Weight class champions were honored in wrestling, while the top seven finishers in bowling were named to the first team.
For wrestling, Luke Clemens of Highland, Tyler Beck of Northmor and Colton Jenkins and Jon McClenathan of Cardington were all named to the first team.
While no Morrow County boys’ bowlers were named to the first team, the girls’ team was represented by Cardington’s Morgan Edgell, Austin Elliott, Esther Elliott and Cassidy Scarberry.
Following are the complete All-MOAC teams for boys’ and girls’ basketball, wrestling and boys’ and girls’ bowling.
First Team: K.C. Brown, Cardington, senior; Charlie Burggraf, Northmor, senior; Drew Crabtree, North Union, junior; Zach Hassinger, Buckeye Valley, junior; Bo Keener, River Valley, senior; Devlin McDaniel, Pleasant, junior; Kolby Snyder, Mount Gilead, senior; Jordan Tomlinson, Buckeye Valley, junior.
Second Team: Ridge Caldwell, North Union, senior; Chris Jackson, Buckeye Valley, senior; Justin Spaulding, Elgin, junior; Jake Sturges, Mount Gilead, senior; Jett Swetland, Highland, freshman; Zach Wiseman, Northmor, junior; Brady Whiting, Pleasant, senior.
Honorable Mention: Nick Brewer, Pleasant, senior; Tayler Butler, Northmor, senior; Trevor Calhoun, River Valley, junior; Tyler Kirby, North Union, senior; Matt Novak, Buckeye Valley, senior; Jacob Roszman, Elgin, senior; Cameron Smith, Cardington, senior; Aaron Thompson, Ridgedale, senior; Payton Vanderkooi, Mount Gilead, junior; Payton Woodruff, Highland, senior.
First Team: Jessie Baldridge, Mount Gilead, senior; Abby Guinther, River Valley, junior; Bre Nauman, North Union, junior; Ashley Ohler, Mount Gilead, senior; Sydney Parrott, North Union, senior; Kianna Sedlacek, Cardington, senior; Jordyn Ute, Elgin, senior.
Second Team: Katie Holler, Pleasant, senior; Taylor Hyatt, Buckeye Valley, junior; Mason Jamison, North Union, sophomore; Logan Mattix, Ridgedale, junior; Sam Payette, Pleasant, senior; Courtney Rengert, River Valley, junior; Heather Thacker, Highland, junior.
Honorable Mention: Mariah Carey, Mount Gilead, senior; Emily Clark, North Union, freshman; Laykn Francisco, Buckeye Valley, senior; Cheyenne Hedges, Elgin, sophomore; Clarisa Lyons, Cardington, junior; Whitney Marshall, Ridgedale, junior; Ashley Salyer, River Valley, junior; Hannah Shaffer, Pleasant, senior; Kyndall Williams, Northmor, sophomore; Sam Zuber, Highland, senior.
First Team: Zon Fields, Pleasant; Luke Clemens, Highland; Jonathan Edwards, River Valley; Dashawn Haynes, Buckeye Valley; Josh Alexander, Pleasant; Steven Workman, River Valley; David Ballard, Buckeye Valley; Colton Jenkins, Cardington; Josh Edington, Elgin; Ty Barlow, Pleasant; Jon McClenathan, Cardington; Tyler Beck, Northmor; Isaiah Blevins, North Union; Aron Gibson, River Valley.
Second Team: Ben Crabtree, River Valley; Raymond Raimo, River Valley; Adam Reed, Cardington; Luke Hutchinson, Mount Gilead; Collin Rollison, River Valley; Jamie Baldridge, Northmor; Kevin Stephens, River Valley; Colin Visconti, Northmor; Cody Kucera, Highland; Dustin Briggs, Cardington; Clay Rollison, River Valley; Chris Fattig, River Valley; Drake Colbree, Pleasant; Jeff Fairchild, Pleasant.
Honorable Mention: Mike Stewart, Highland; Thomas Jordan, Cardington; Ethan Ice, Pleasant; Marcus Gruber, North Union; Alex Blanton, Mount Gilead; Ryan Brewer, Pleasant; Caleb Kellogg, Pleasant; Tyler Bashaw, Mount Gilead; Skylar Caldwell, Cardington; David Fisher, Highland; Jeff Shell, Highland; Dustin Baker, Highland; Crew Cochran, Cardington; Ed Kontual, Highland.
First Team: Cody Daniel, Pleasant; Kyle Hall, Elgin; Andy Davis, Buckeye Valley; Will Pierce, Ridgedale; Caleb Osborne, Ridgedale; Kevin Thompson, Buckeye Valley; Roger Sargent, Buckeye Valley.
Second Team: Tucker Smith, Buckeye Valley; Eric Napper, Elgin; Aaron Sanders, Cardington; Nick Cornell, Ridgedale; Isaiah Whitt, Highland; Garrett Boller, Cardington; Justin Dixon, Mount Gilead.
Honorable Mention: Donovan Goff, Mount Gilead; Zane Ross, Pleasant; Jason Jennings, Mount Gilead; Gaige Goodman, Highland; Braden Terry, Buckeye Valley; Andrew Johnson, Cardington; Trent Avon, Ridgedale.
First Team: Morgan Edgell, Cardington; Austin Elliott, Cardington; Abbie Dunn, Ridgedale; Kourtnee Green, Buckeye Valley; Kierstan Neagles, Ridgedale; Esther Elliott, Cardington; Cassidy Scarberry, Cardington.
Second Team: LeAnne Fleming, Mount Gilead; Allison Belcher, Pleasant; Haley Wade, Buckeye Valley; Summer Yancey, Pleasant; Tori Carmickle, Highland; Emily Titus, Elgin; Stephanie Graham, Buckeye Valley.
Honorable Mention: Kelsea Sullivan, Elgin; Jaymi Green, Buckeye Valley; Alli Jones, Elgin; McKayla Graff, Pleasant; Jackie Kellett, Highland; Rachael Groves, Mount Gilead; Mercedes Snyder, Elgin; Kaylinn Zuspan, Pleasant.