11 area players earn all-league

Seven Hillsboro Trojans and four Marion Warriors received all-league recognition by the coaches of the Mid-Central Activities Association.

For the boys, Hillsboro?s David Loewen and Clay Shewey made the first team while Daniel Jost and Gavin Serene received honorable mention.

Loewen, one of six unanimous choices, averaged 15.1 points and 10.8 rebounds for the 13-10 Trojans. Shewey averaged 16.5 points and 2.3 assists. Both are juniors.

Jost, a junior, averaged 9.7 points, 4.2 assists, 2.0 steals and 4.1 rebounds. Serene, a senior, averaged 7.7 points and shot a team-high 93 percent from the free-throw line. He averaged 2.7 assists and 1.3 steals.

For Marion, which finished 6-15, standout guard Calvin Jeffrey made the second team.

For the girls, sophomore Dakota Kaufman was selected for the first team. She averaged 13.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game for the 9-13 Trojans.

Receiving honorable mention were seniors Amy Neufeld and Amanda Faber. Neufeld averaged 9.0 points and 4.8 rebounds while Faber averaged 6.1 points and 1.9 steals.

For the 12-11 Warriors, three sophomores received recognition. Julia Zeiner made the first team while Lindsay Hett and Kaylee Heerey received honorable mention.

2008 All-MCAA selections


First team: (U) Michael Janzen, Hesston; (U) Lee Voth-Gaeddert, Hesston; Clay Shewey, Hillsboro; (U) David Loewen, Hillsboro; (U) Chase Dippel, Smoky Valley; (U) Clint Cornejo, Wichita Collegiate; (U) Cole Fiegel, Wichita Collegiate.

Second team: Ryan Ward, Ellinwood; Tyler Armendariz, Halstead; Cory Hatchel, Haven; Alex Roth, Hesston; Cameron Horesky, Hoisington; Calvin Jeffrey, Marion; Mace Krol, Nickerson.

Honorable mention: Alex Barney, Ellinwood; Jared Regehr, Halstead; Matt Vermillion, Halstead; Garrett Black, Haven; Michael Petrocci, Hesston; Daniel Jost, Hillsboro; Gavin Serene, Hillsboro; Lee Goetz, Hoisington; Brennan Clark, Lyons; Casey Dwyer, Lyons; Scott Stroberg, Nickerson; Eric Hawk, Smoky Valley; Sam Klaassen, Smoky Valley; Cody Riggs, Sterling; Quincy Taylor, Wichita Collegiate; Gideon Massey, Wichita Collegiate.


First team: Sarah Plowman, Ellinwood; (U) Morgan Skormal, Haven; Dakota Kaufman, Hillsboro; Julia Zeiner, Marion; (U) Rhys Pihl, Smoky Valley; (U) Kim Alexander, Wichita Collegiate; Ashia Woods, Collegiate.

Second team: Malerie Hertzler, Halstead; Becca Achilles, Haven; Paula Stucky, Haven; Taylor Raleigh, Hesston; Jordan Nettleing?ham, Hoisington; Arielle Borecky, Nickerson; Jenna Koch, Smoky Valley.

Honorable mention: Lauren Thill, Ellin?wood; Marissa Vermillion, Halstead; Emily Ostlund, Haven; Grace Easter, Hesston; Kelcie Frey, Hesston; Mallory Schroeder, Hesston; Amy Neufeld, Hillsboro; Amanda Faber, Hillsboro; Deandra Kaiser, Hoisington; Kayley Heerey, Marion; Lindsay Hett, Marion; Kalie Mader, Nickerson; Chelsea Childs, Nickerson; Jacey Cullop, Smoky Valley; Alyssa Bell, Sterling; Kamri Phox, Wichita Collegiate; Maddie Lauer, Wichita Collegiate; Anna Nusser, Lyons; Michelle Burrola, Lyons.

More from Hillsboro Free Press
DEATH: Jim Brennan
Jim Brennan, 88, died Monday, August 24, 2020, at Wesley Medical Center...
Read More