Area Hoopsters Tally Several All-League Selections


Ark City, Winfield and Wellington High School basketball players were well-represented in all-league tournament selections at the season’s close.

In the Ark Valley Chisolm Trial League DII, Ark City saw six players make the cut.

Bulldogs senior Trevor Pierce was named a 1st-Team All-League selection. Fellow senior Cadon Clark nabbed 2nd-Team honors and sophomore Colin Frazier was an Honorable Mention selection.

Overall, state-champion in 5A Andover netted six selections, including Player of the Year, senior Eli Shetlar; Defensive Player of the Year, senior BJ Redic; and Coach of the Year, Martin Shetlar.

For the Ark City girls, senior Kamri Pool along with sophomores Saliyah Johnson and Savannah Phillips were named All-League Honorable Mention.

The Winfield girls basketball team had two Vikings selected for AVCTL DIII All-League honors.

Junior Aleah Moree was named a 1st-Team selection and Crosby Curtis, a senior, was a 2nd-Team All-League pick.

McPherson’s Jordan Sears was named the Player of the Year and teammate Chloe Clevenger the league Defensive Player of the Year. Circle coach Brian Henry was picked the league Coach of the Year.

Finally, Wellington was predominantly featured in AVCTL Div. 4 following a season that saw both Crusaders boys and girls teams reaching the state tournament in the same year in school history.

On the girls side, Wellington sophomore Val Norwood was a 1st-Team All-League selection and picked as the league POTY.

Britt Zeka, another Crusader sophomore, was also a 1st-Team selection while freshman Kylan Gregory was names 2nd-Team. Seniors Ashlyn Gerten and Kami Reichenberger were Honorable Mention picks.

Wellington girls coach Eric Adams was named the league COTY.

On the boys side for the Crusaders, Jake Wright and Carter Burnett were All-League 1st-Team picks while Banks Hinshaw made 2nd-Team and Malachi Rogers was an Honorable Mention choice.

Burnett was named the DPOY.

Rose Hill’s Kellen Simoneau was named the league POTY and Wichita Collegiate’s Mitch Fiegel was the pick for COTY.