MOAC hands out all-league awards to athletes
By ROB HAMILTON
The Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference has released its all-conference teams for the fall sports overseen by the league.
In football, Highland’s Shawn Gray and Quenton Miller both were named to the first-team offense, as were Mount Gilead’s Michael Bland and Northmor’s Tyler Beck.
Named to the first-team defense were Dustin Baker and Shawn Beltz of Highland, and Andy Dever and Jerred Fraizer of Cardington.
Two Morrow County volleyball players were named to that sport’s first team, as Highland’s Kam Terry and Northmor’s Allie Tupps received that honor.
In cross country, first-team recognition was based on performances in the league meet, with the top seven finishers being named.
For the girls, Raychel Gress, Jenna Shipman and Bryanna Bolha of Mount Gilead were all first-team runners; as was Dani Blum of Northmor.
Mount Gilead’s Tyler Beck and Jason Heacock were first-team boys’ runners, as were Jacob Long of Cardington and Logan Ebersole of Highland.
Two more local athletes were named to the first team MOAC in golf. Ryan Caudill of Northmor and Jesse Rhodebeck of Mount Gilead both were picked.
Following are the complete Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference teams for the 2012 fall sports season.
First Team Offense: Tyler Beck, Northmor; Michael Bland, Mount Gilead; Isaiah Blevins, North Union; Drew Crabtree, North Union; Shawn Gray, Highland; Jay Grote, Buckeye Valley; Jordan Hamilton, North Union; Thane Hoffman, North Union; Alex Klingel, River Valley; Nick McCleese, River Valley; Devlin McDaniel, Pleasant; Quenton Miller, Highland; Kam Smith, North Union; Colin Wood, Pleasant.
First Team Defense: Dustin Baker, Highland; Shawn Beltz, Highland; Nate Curts, North Union; Andy Dever, Cardington; Jerred Frazier, Cardington; Caleb Green, Buckeye Valley; Tyler Hammons, North Union; Jonah Hensley, River Valley; Chase Kelley, Pleasant; Jack Kelley, Buckeye Valley; Hunter Mercer, River Valley; Tyler Simmons, River Valley; Dalton Thompson, North Union; Will Welch, North Union.
Second Team Offense: Shawn Beltz, Highland; Cole Cocherl, Elgin; Mark Firkins, Buckeye Valley; Patrick Godsil, Buckeye Valley; Matt Green, River Valley; Dylan Kelley, River Valley; Lane Kleilein, Buckeye Valley; Brad Krueger, Buckeye Valley; Seth Lyon, River Valley; Garrett Newman, North Union; Daniel Payne, Ridgedale; Malachi Sparling, Pleasant; Payton Vanderkooi, Mount Gilead; Isaac VanGundy, Elgin; Dakotah Wells, Mount Gilead.
Second Team Defense: Tyler Bashaw, Mount Gilead; Jake Blevins, North Union; Nate Bush, Mount Gilead; Matt Cotter, Northmor; Will Crecelius, Buckeye Valley; Tyler Dornon, Cardington; Luke Edmonds, Buckeye Valley; Kolby Fisher, Mount Gilead; C.J. Flach, Elgin; Spence Golden, Ridgedale; Caleb Hudson, North Union; John Kasler, Elgin; Jordan Kelley, Pleasant; Colin Schwartz, Buckeye Valley.
Honorable Mention: Jamie Baldridge, Northmor; Hayden Boles, Elgin; Jacob Brown, Highland; Hayden Clark, Mount Gilead; Matt Dettra, River Valley; Scott Foster, Pleasant; Joel Greenwood, Buckeye Valley; Charlie Miller, Cardington; Jake Parrish, North Union; Derrick Rinehart, Ridgedale.
First Team: Hunter Atherton, Pleasant; Kayla Briley, Pleasant; Bre Nauman, North Union; Kam Terry, Highland; Allison Turney, Elgin; Allie Tupps, Northmor; Meghan Ulmer, Buckeye Valley; Jace Wolf, Elgin.
Second Team: Arielle Anderson, Ridgedale; Ellie Buyer, Artea Kenney, Buckeye Valley; Katie Kinnear, River Valley; Whitney Marshall, Ridgedale; Autumn Snider, Pleasant; Macy Winkelfoos, Highland; Shelbie Wiseman, Northmor.
Honorable Mention: Amanda Bush, Mount Gilead; Morgan Chapman, North Union; Hallie Ellis, Ridgedale; Teylor Gracely, Elgin; Dakota Halbert, Cardington; Crosbi Harville, River Valley; Taylor Lydy, Buckeye Valley; Kendell Queen, Pleasant; Kelsey Reeder, Northmor; Heather Thacker, Highland.
Girls’ Cross Country
First Team: Hannah Campbell, River Valley; Dani Blum, Northmor; Khayla Radcliff, River Valley; Kierstin Lathrop, River Valley; Raychel Gress, Mount Gilead; Jenna Shipman, Mount Gilead; Bryanna Bolha, Mount Gilead.
Second Team: Rachel Bush, Mount Gilead; Isabelle Ditullio, Northmor; Hannah Peltier, Pleasant; Kamryn Kimmel, Pleasant; Kendall Fout, Northmor; Boston Osbourne, Pleasant; Kierstin McMahon, North Union.
Honorable Mention: Kierra Lathrop, River Valley; Kayla Duryea, Northmor; Cheyenne Emery, Buckeye Valley; Morgan Chapman, North Union; Devin Hilt, Buckeye Valley; Makenzie McKirgan, Mount Gilead; Taryn Chapman, Mount Gilead.
Boys’ Cross Country
First Team: Tyler Beck, Mount Gilead; Wyatt Uresti, River Valley; Jacob Long, Cardington; Tommy Jarvis, Buckeye Valley; Logan Ebersole, Highland; Drexler McColly, Pleasant; Jason Heacock, Mount Gilead.
Second Team: Mitch Yake, Cardington; Caleb Herriott, Buckeye Valley; Riley Hall, North Union; Matthew Stewart, Buckeye Valley; Drew Slavik, Buckeye Valley; Jacob Hill, Northmor; Kevin Jones, Highland.
Honorable Mention: Josh Irvin, Highland; Devin Johnson, Highland; Nathan Tipton, North Union; Mike Queener, Cardington; Josh Wooddell, Mount Gilead; Chris Winger, River Valley; Grant Picker, Mount Gilead.
First Team: Blake Barry, North Union; Ethan Blough, Pleasant; Ryan Caudill, Northmor; Brock Faulkner, River Valley; Caden Orewiler, River Valley; Jesse Rhodebeck, Mount Gilead; Clay Walter, Buckeye Valley.
Second Team: Ryan Burt, Highland; Tyler Forry, Ridgedale; Kyle Hall, Elgin; Rob Martin, Pleasant; Pat Mathias, Highland; Nick Treisch, Mount Gilead; Austin Woodruff, River Valley.
Honorable Mention: Curtis Belcher, Highland; Colin Dawson, Buckeye Valley; Lucas Haycook, Elgin; Tyler Quibell, Northmor; Dustin Sites, Pleasant; Mitchell Swonger, River Valley; Devon Taylor, North Union.