Heart of America athletes recognized

Heart of America league coaches have released the all-league selections for the 2014-15 basketball season.

Marion is represented by two athletes, while three Canton-Galva athletes have received recognition.

Marion freshman Kourtney Hansen received honorable mention.

?Kourtney started the season with good skills,? coach Kelly Robson said. ?That always helps at the high school level when the new players come in with good basketball skills.?She obviously needed to learn the new offenses and defenses, and the new ways of doing things in practice, but did that very quickly.?

Hansen led the Warriors in scoring (9.1 points per game), rebounds (5.6 per game) and total assists (44). She shot 54 percent from the field and recorded 54 steals over the course of Marion?s 6-15 season.

?To have a freshman player lead the team in scoring and rebounding is quite an accomplishment,? Robson said. ?I look forward to great things from her in the future.?

Meanwhile, representing the 4-17 Marion boys, senior Jacob Baldwin received honorable mention.

?I am very proud to have Jacob listed on the all-league honorable mention list,? coach Jeff McMillin said. ?He earned this based mostly on the merits of his leadership and intangible qualities that he brought to our team.?

Baldwin averaged 6.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. He led the Warriors in steals with 28.

For Canton-Galva, junior Cassidy Enns represented the 11-11 girls as a first-team selection. Enns averaged 14.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks last season.

?I think the most important thing Cassidy brought to our team was her leadership skills,? coach Kelly Unruh said. ?She was a great?example for our other players as?she was?one of our hardest workers at practice as well as at games.?

The 9-12 Eagle boys were represented by two honorable mention picks: seniors Nick Bray and Tanner Klingensmith.

2015 All-HOA Basket?ball


First team: Jayme Sloan, jr., Ben?ning?ton; Ashtyn Wiebe, fr., Berean Academy; Cassidy Enns, jr., Canton-Galva; Abby Ropp, sr., Inman; Ashley Holler, jr., Moundridge; Michelle Schrag, sr., Moundridge; Kristyn Wedel, sr., Remington; Kelcey Hinz, so., Remington; Jasmine Ingalsbe, jr., Remington; Brooke Racette, sr., Hutchinson Trinity.

Honorable mention: Jenna Ganten?bein, sr., Bennington; Kayla Schlachter, sr., Bennington; Carissa Slabach, jr., Berean Academy; Megan Hendrickson, so., Berean Academy; Darby Wikoff, sr., Ell-Saline; Emma Drees, sr., Ell-Saline; Naomi Williams, jr., Inman; Kourtney Hansen, fr., Marion; Cassidy Siemens, sr., Moundridge; Riley McGinn, sr., Sedgwick; Shae Ware, so., Sedgwick; Audrey Bebermeyer, sr., Sedgwick; Mariah Hammersmith, jr., Hutchinson Trinity; Konnor Brening, sr., Hutchinson Trinity; Kayla Mesh, sr., Hutchinson Trinity.

2015 All-HOA Basket?ball


First team: Josh Fief, sr., Benning?ton; Kyle Kieborz, sr., Bennington; David Ladwig, jr., Berean Academy; Braden Wiebe, jr., Berean Academy; Brandon Clark, sr., Ell-Saline; Colton Frazier, sr., Moundridge; Garet John?son, so., Remington; Kyler Summers, jr., Sedgwick; Brylie Ware, sr., Sedg?wick; Dillon Walls, jr., Hutchinson Trinity.

Honorable mention: Dustin Stanley, sr., Bennington; Jacob Stanley, jr., Ben?nington; Colton Leinbach, jr., Berean Academy; Nick Bray, sr., Canton-Galva; Tanner Klingensmith, sr., Canton-Galva; Cody Walters, sr., Ell-Saline; Blayne Konrade, sr., Inman; Hank Thiessen, sr., Inman; Jacob Baldwin, sr., Marion; Anthony Otte, so., Mound?ridge; Alejandro Jimenez, sr., Mound?ridge; Logan Scott, sr., Remington; Nathaniel Becker, jr., Sedgwick; Pierce Billington, sr., Hutchinson Trinity; Chris Maldonado, sr., Hutchinson Trinity.

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