Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters Association releases 2014-15 Central Missouri All-District basketball teams

April may be approaching, but the basketball accolades are continuing to pile on.

This All-District list was compiled by the area sportswriters and sportscasters from mid-Missouri. To give you an idea of how big our district is, it stretches as far north at Cairo and as far south as Rolla, as far east as St. James (I think) and as far west as Sweet Springs. So, this list covers a large area of the state.

Still, 19 area basketball players and one coach were honored by the MSSA, which released its All-District list today. After this, all that should be left are the KMZU Dream Team and any All-State teams that pop up.

I’ll only list Class 1 and Class 2, since those are the only classes that apply to the coverage area.

CLASS 1 BOYS

First team

  • Trevor Barbour, jr., Jamestown
  • Jacob Beal, jr., Higbee
  • Kennedy Davis, soph., Glasgow
  • Cody Eidson, sr., Macks Creek
  • Blake Hackman, sr., Glasgow
  • Matt Hicks, jr., Macks Creek
  • Braydon Holtmeyer, sr., St. Elizabeth
  • Bryant Hubbard, jr., Glasgow
  • Zane Humphreys, jr., Tuscumbia
  • Rayce Kendrick, sr., Prairie Home
  • Jake Leverton, sr., Pilot Grove
  • Orrie Patterson, soph., Tuscumbia
  • Mason Schlotzhauer, jr., Pilot Grove
  • Russell Shaw, sr., Keytesville
  • Tre Whitley, jr., Brunswick

Second team

  • Connor Bottoms, soph., Keytesville
  • Wil Clark, soph., Higbee
  • Lucas Eberting, soph., Malta Bend
  • Nick Grimwood, sr., Tuscumbia
  • Hayden Hackman, soph., Glasgow
  • Wyatt Hunziker, soph., Jamestown
  • Regan Meisenheimer, sr., Pilot Grove
  • Jake Neal, soph., Otterville
  • Kody Simmons, sr., Prairie Home
  • Tommie Willis, sr., Macks Creek

Coach of the Year

  • Mick Cropp, Glasgow

* * * * * * * *

CLASS 1 GIRLS

First team

  • Hope Clark, sr., Higbee
  • Sydney Daugherty, sr., Macks Creek
  • Rachel Distler, soph., Prairie Home
  • TaKayla Gunter, jr., Tuscumbia
  • Tempary Gunter, sr., Tuscumbia
  • Juli Hix, sr., Macks Creek
  • Alli Muri, jr., Jamestown
  • Paige Nolte, sr., Chamois
  • Shianne Rhorer, soph., Prairie Home
  • Melissa Schlotzhauer, sr., Pilot Grove
  • Morgan Schupback, sr., Keytesville
  • Abby Thompson, sr., Glasgow
  • Kendra Vaughan, sr., Tuscumbia
  • MaKayla Vaughan, jr., Tuscumbia
  • Kerigan Wessing, sr., Pilot Grove

Second team

  • Blakeley Fuemmeler, sr., Glasgow
  • Sabrina Huddleston, soph., Higbee
  • Abby Koehl, jr., Keytesville
  • Lynzi Miller, soph., Malta Bend
  • Tesa Pearman, sr., Keytesville
  • Anne Reynolds, jr., Glasgow
  • Summer Rush, sr., Tuscumbia
  • Rhiannon Runyon, soph., Higbee
  • Brooke Struemph, fr., St. Elizabeth
  • Mackenzie Struemph, jr., St. Elizabeth
  • Mickayla Strother, jr., Jamestown
  • Shelby Willis, fr., Macks Creek
  • Makayla Zey, jr., Prairie Home

Coach of the Year

  • Kyle Middleton, Tuscumbia

* * * * * * * *

CLASS 2 BOYS

First team

  • Keagan Adams, sr., Plato
  • Levi Anderson, sr., Russellville
  • Brady Francis, sr., Salisbury
  • Dexter Frisbie, jr., Iberia
  • Garrett Goetze, sr., Stover
  • Brayden Kelly, sr., Sturgeon
  • Ben Klebba, jr., Linn
  • Chase Lyles, sr., Sacred Heart
  • Logan Mathis, sr., Richland
  • Clabe Reed, jr., Cairo
  • Lane Springer, sr., Salisbury
  • Garrett Strange, sr., Sacred Heart
  • Ryan Ward, jr., Newburg
  • Isaac Weider, fr., Vienna
  • Tanner White, sr., New Franklin

Second team

  • Dustin Bloodgood, sr., Iberia
  • Bryan Bolton, sr., Harrisburg
  • Lorenzo Chisholm, sr., Sturgeon
  • Dylan Cooper, sr., Titpon
  • Matt Edwards, jr., Westran
  • Drew Ewens, sr., Harrisburg
  • Devyn Hair, sr., Crocker
  • Riley Halley, jr., Iberia
  • Andrew Krause, sr., Sweet Springs
  • Konnor Lansford, jr., Belle
  • Beau Monson, jr., Calvary Lutheran
  • Hunter Nicewander, sr., Green Ridge
  • Grant Nichols, jr., New Bloomfield
  • Daulton Niederhelm, sr., Linn
  • Brock Nolting, sr., Stover
  • Wyatt Penley, sr., Plato
  • Bryce Sanders, jr., Tipton
  • Keegan Wyatt, sr., Salisbury

Coach of the Year

  • Kenny Wyatt, Salisbury

* * * * * * * *

CLASS 2 GIRLS

First team

  • Nicole Bright, sr., Sweet Springs
  • Lacey Clark, sr., Belle
  • Destiny Dowell, jr., Tipton
  • Ashley Kelley, sr., New Bloomfield
  • Kaylea Kimrey, sr., Plato
  • Madi Lyons, sr., New Franklin
  • Lexi McNeil, sr., Plato
  • Lindsey Medlen, jr., Crocker
  • Carley Nolting, sr., Stover
  • Ashton Pace, sr., Tipton
  • Kirsten Southerland, sr., Harrisburg
  • Mallory Uptergrove, jr., Stover
  • Alexa Willard, jr., Stoutland
  • Marley Winkler, jr., Cairo
  • Kelsi York, jr., Crocker

Second team

  • Paige Baker, sr., Tipton
  • Ashleigh Bright, sr., Sweet Springs
  • Claudia Cox, jr., Sacred Heart
  • Madi Criaghead, fr., New Bloomfield
  • Faith Duncan, jr., Iberia
  • Riley Guffey, soph., Newburg
  • Kaleena Logan, jr., Cole Camp
  • Hailey Lowrey, sr., Harrisburg
  • Justice Miller, sr., Russellville
  • Lauren Mills, fr., Sturgeon
  • Meghan Pitts, jr., Cole Camp
  • Sloane Snodgrass, sr., Vienna
  • Megan Thoenen, fr., Linn
  • Rebecca Thomspon, soph., Calvary Lutheran
  • Sarah Willhite, sr., Salisbury

Coach of the Year

  • Bob Roberts – Cairo
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Six area basketball players are named 2015 KRES All-Stars

It’s been a good year for Howard County area basketball when six players (or 20 percent of the awardees) are named to the KRES All-Star team, which was announced earlier today.

A total of 15 boys and 15 girls make the All-Star team, which will be honored at 6:30 p.m. on April 1 at the Inman Student and Community Center on the Central Methodist University Campus in Fayette. Click this link for more information regarding the banquet and the schedule of All-Star interviews.

Below is the 2014-15 KRES All-Star team.

BOYS

  • Cade Shiftlett, sr., Meadville
  • T.J. Schmitz, sr., Meadville
  • Tanner Wetrich, sr., Moberly
  • J’Von Spiller, sr., Moberly
  • Brady Francis, sr., Salisbury
  • Lane Springer, sr., Salisbury
  • Lorenzo Chisholm, sr., Sturgeon
  • Brayden Kelly, sr., Sturgeon
  • Blake Hackman, sr., Glasgow
  • Clabe Reed, jr., Cairo
  • Jon Murray, sr., Macon
  • Colby Peukert, jr., Bevier
  • Hunter Wiley, sr., Hallsville
  • Ryan Strange, sr., Knox County
  • Tanner White, sr., New Franklin

GIRLS

  • Morgan Edwards, sr., Boonville
  • Paige Renfrow, soph., Boonville
  • Kirsten Southerland, sr., Harrisburg
  • Hailey Lowrey, sr., Harrisburg
  • Kailee Chitwood, sr., Centralia
  • Hannah Stephens, soph., Hallsville
  • Marley Winkler, jr., Cairo
  • Elaine Ewigman, soph., Marceline
  • Madi Lyons, sr., New Franklin
  • Sarah Willhite, sr., Salisbury
  • Kylie Shoot, soph., Southern Boone
  • Samantha Gonzalez, sr., Brookfield
  • Abby Thompson, sr., Glasgow
  • Chalee Britt, jr., Macon
  • Samm Jett, jr., Community
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Central Activities Conference: 2014-15 All-Conference basketball teams

Many conferences wait until the final team is finished with the state playoffs before announcing All-Conference lists. So now that the Cairo girls have wrapped up their basketball season with a fourth-place finish at state, here is the long-awaited CAC All-Conference basketball lists. I think you’ll recognize the two MVPs and two runners-up from a few Howard County area schools.

BOYS BASKETBALL

First team

  • Blake Hackman, sr., Glasgow — Most Valuable Player
  • Tanner White, sr., New Franklin
  • Brayden Kelly, sr., Sturgeon
  • Clabe Reed, jr., Cairo
  • Lorenzo Chisholm, sr., Sturgeon
  • Kennedy Davis, soph., Glasgow
  • Blake Carleton, jr., New Franklin
  • Bryant Hubbard, jr., Glasgow
  • Tre Whitley, jr., Brunswick
  • Tanner Sandker, sr., Sturgeon
  • Ronnie Perkins, jr., New Franklin
  • Chance Wells, jr., Sturgeon

Honorable mention

  • Jalen Allison, soph., Cairo
  • Hayden Hackman, soph., Glasgow
  • Tyler Bennett, sr., Madison
  • Daniel McMillan, sr., Glasgow
  • Kaleb Anderton, jr., New Franklin

If you’ll notice, Glasgow and New Franklin combined to claim more than 50 percent of the spots on this All-Conference list. That really isn’t a surprise, considering they were the top-two teams in the CAC this year. Both teams will returns three All-Conference players next year, so look for them to vie for the CAC title again next season, even with newcomer Pilot Grove joining the CAC. The MVP doesn’t come by as much of a surprise to me. Yes, Tanner White’s statistics will look better than Blake Hackman’s on paper, but when you also take into account that Glasgow defeated New Franklin all three times — and Hackman had clutch performances in two of those three games — that definitely swayed more MVP votes his way.

* * * * * * * *

GIRLS BASKETBALL

First team

  • Madi Lyons, sr., New Franklin — Most Valuable Player
  • Abby Thompson, sr., Glasgow
  • Marley Winkler, jr., Cairo
  • Lauren Mills, fr., Sturgeon
  • Aislinn Himmelberg, sr., New Franklin
  • Mariah Williams, sr., Sturgeon
  • Phoebe Hesser, sr., Sturgeon
  • Anne Reynolds, jr., Glasgow
  • Janie Leathers, soph., Cairo
  • Blakeley Fuemmeler, sr., Glasgow
  • Allison Keen, soph., Cairo
  • Niki Sims, sr., Madison

Honorable mention

  • Molly Lyons, jr., New Franklin
  • Monica Tracey, soph., Cairo
  • Derian Dodson, sr., New Franklin
  • Caty Barrett, sr., Sturgeon
  • Hunter Salmons, soph., Madison
  • Alyssa Graves, jr., Brunswick
  • Abby Littrell, fr., Glasgow

Both Glasgow and New Franklin had four All-Conference players. What impressed me the most is seeing Abby Littrell on this list. This might be the first time I’ve seen a non-starter receive All-Conference honors, so she definitely received some high praise from the other coaches in the conference.

Well, all this is left for basketball season are the coaches’ All-State team and the media’s All-District and All-State teams — and the KRES All-Stars, which likely will be announced within the next week or so. I will post those lists whenever they become available.

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Class 1 District 10: 2014-15 All-District basketball teams

Since all teams in Class 1 District 10 have been eliminated from postseason play, it’s time to release this list as well. Like most All-District lists, my guess is the players are listed in order of votes gathered by coaches, starting with the top vote-getter and working down the list.

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • Blake Hackman, sr., Glasgow
  • Bryant Hubbard, jr., Glasgow
  • Garrett Johnson, soph., Northwestern
  • Russell Shaw, sr., Keytesville
  • Wil Clark, soph., Higbee
  • Max Sinclair, jr., Tina-Avalon
  • Kennedy Davis, soph., Glasgow
  • Jacob Beal, jr., Higbee
  • Curtis Huffman, sr., Northwestern
  • Kolten Linscott, sr., Northwestern

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Abby Thompson, sr., Glasgow
  • Morgan Schupback, sr., Keytesville
  • Devin Grossman, soph., Hale
  • Blakeley Fuemmeler, sr., Glasgow
  • Sabrina Huddleston, soph., Higbee
  • Lilly Churan, soph., Tina-Avalon
  • Rhiannon Runyon, soph., Higbee
  • Abby Koehl, jr., Keytesville
  • Hope Clark, sr., Higbee
  • Tesa Pearman, sr., Keytesville
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Class 2 District 7 basketball: 2014-15 All-District teams

Since all of the Class 2 District 7 teams have been eliminated from postseason play, I’ll go ahead and post this All-District list I received last week. It’s just one team of 10 players. By my guess, the list goes from top to bottom, starting the the highest vote-getter and working its way down.

The media will pick its All-District teams sometime next week and they will most likely be published the following week.

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • Brady Francis, sr., Salisbury
  • Lane Springer, sr., Salisbury
  • Tanner White, sr., New Franklin
  • Matt Edwards, jr., Westran
  • Drew Ewens, sr., Harrisburg
  • Jacob Denslow, jr., Westran
  • Keegan Wyatt, sr., Salisbury
  • Bryan Bolton, sr., Harrisburg
  • Andrew Krause, sr., Sweet Springs
  • Garrett Francis, soph., Salisbury

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Kirsten Southerland, sr., Harrisburg
  • Madi Lyons, sr., New Franklin
  • Nicole Bright, sr., Sweet Springs
  • Sarah Willhite, sr., Salisbury
  • Mackenzie Hombs, sr., Westran
  • Hailey Lowrey, sr., Harrisburg
  • Aislinn Himmelberg, sr., New Franklin
  • Bailey Ivicsics, jr., Harrisburg
  • Ashleigh Bright, sr., Sweet Springs
  • Kortnee Vaught, jr., Sweet Springs
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Lewis & Clark Conference: 2014-15 All-Conference basketball teams

Now that the basketball seasons are completed for all 10 teams in the Lewis & Clark Conference, it’s time to go ahead and give you the 2014-15 All-Conference basketball teams. For you Fayette fans, I think you’ll recognize four of the names on this year’s list.

Looking at this boys All-Conference list, I’d say Westran is definitely the favorite to win the Lewis & Clark next season.

BOYS BASKETBALL

First team

  • Brady Francis, sr., Salisbury
  • Matt Edwards, jr., Westran
  • Lane Springer, sr., Salisbury
  • Daniel Corbin, jr., Marceline
  • Jacob Denslow, jr., Westran
  • Keegan Wyatt, sr., Salisbury
  • Brant Francis, sr., Paris
  • Makenzie Fessler, soph., Marceline
  • Davis Valencia, sr., Fayette
  • Blake Linebaugh, sr., Marceline
  • Kellen Schermerhorn, jr., Westran

Honorable mention

  • Dylan Painter, soph., Paris
  • Garrett Francis, soph., Salisbury
  • Blake Dawson, fr., Fayette
  • Tommy Phillips, soph., Fayette
  • Cole Skinner, sr., Slater

* * * * * * * *

I don’t think I’ve ever seen an All-Conference list that consists of 20 players, and only three of them were seniors. That should make for a competitive girls conference race next year.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

First team

  • Elaine Ewigman, soph., Marceline
  • Sarah Willhite, sr., Salisbury
  • Drew Lockhart, fr., Paris
  • Mackenzie Hombs, sr., Westran
  • Britany Williams, soph., Paris
  • Hayley Kendrick, sr., Salisbury
  • Molly Shoop, jr., Marceline
  • Jordan Allen, jr., Slater
  • Haleigh Strodtman, jr., Fayette
  • Betsy Embree, soph., Paris
  • Cory Burton, soph., Westran

Honorable mention

  • Marchya Jackson, soph., Salisbury
  • Breanna Wright, jr., Slater
  • Abby Naylor, soph., Salisbury
  • Maddy Denslow, fr., Westran
  • Abbie Wheelan, jr., Paris
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Predictions for Day Five of the 2015 Class 2 District 7 tournament

Well, C2D7 followers, I have some good news and some bad news.

The good news is never fear, your predictions are here. The bad news is I won’t be attending today’s games in Salisbury and will be covering the Class 1 District 10 championship games at Glasgow instead. One of these days, maybe I’ll find a way to clone myself so I don’t have to pick one over the other in the future, but today is not that day.

District championships are on the line. Who do ya got?

No. 2 Sweet Springs (G) vs. No. 1 Harrisburg (1 p.m. tip-off): Harrisburg head coach Dan Bachmeier said the roller coaster ride we saw Wednesday night was a pretty good summary of his team’s season. We saw this team get hot and then come close to panicking late. But today, I don’t think we’ll see Harrisburg build a 22-point lead against Sweet Springs. This Greyhound team continues to impress me game after game, and after all, they only lost by 11 points to Tipton, which awaits the winner of this game in the state sectionals. Sweet Springs has never won a district championship. Harrisburg is trying to wins its fourth in six years. How can you not side with experience in this game? Prediction: Harrisburg 57, Sweet Springs 52.

No. 2 New Franklin (B) vs. No. 1 Salisbury (2:45 p.m. tip-off): Will the third time be the charm today for New Franklin? Tanner White is 15 points shy of 1,600 for his career, and the Bulldogs will have to go to him often today, so I like his chances of reaching that mark. Salisbury won the first meeting by 13 on a neutral court, then won by 8 on New Franklin’s floor. One may say New Franklin is getting closer and closer to figuring out Salisbury, and that may very well be true. But this is a home game for Salisbury, and man, that crowd was electric Thursday night when the Panthers played Harrisburg, especially during that early 17-0 run. Honestly, for New Franklin to pull off the improbable today, it can’t afford to let Salisbury go any further than 6-0 runs today. The Bulldogs might want to take a page out of Harrisburg’s playbook and try to force some early foul trouble (Brady Francis had 3 fouls in the first quarter vs. Harrisburg). New Franklin sealed its first 20-win season in nine years this week. Can the Bulldogs win their first district title in nine years as well? Prediction: Salisbury 66, New Franklin 52.

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