GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — A total of 11 local girls basketball players — six from Meigs County and five from Gallia County — were selected to the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association District 13 teams.
On the Division IV first team were Eastern senior Laura Pullins and Southern senior Faith Teaford, both of whom are making their third apperence on the first team. Pullins is a Marietta College signee, while Teaford is committed to play at Wilmington College next year. Pullins was a special mention as a freshman.
In Division I-II Meigs sophomore Kassidy Betzing was named to the first team. Betzing was a second team choice on last year’s list.
Also in Division I-II GAHS senior Adrienne Jenkins — a University of Rio Grande signee — was named to the second team for the second straight year.
In Division IV, Eastern junior Elizabeth Collins earned a second team nod. Collins was a special mention last winter.
Landing on the Division I-II special mention list for the second straight year is Meigs sophomore Madison Fields, while GAHS senior Carly Shriver and freshman Alex Barnes were each on the special mention list for the first time.
On the Division IV special mention list were Eastern sophomore Jess Parker and South Gallia junior Erin Evans.
In Division III, River Valley senior Erin Jackson — an Alice Lloyd signee — was named special mention.
The Division I-II Player of the Year award was shared by Jackson junior Rebekah Green and Warren senior Katie Rauch, while the Coach of the Year award went to Warren’s Amy Colegrove.
In Division III, the Player of the Year was Leah Richardson and the Coach of the Year was Cory McKnight, both of whom represent Alexander.
The Division IV Player of the Year was Waterford junior Alli Kern, while the Coach of the Year award was shared by Lady Wildcats coach Jerry Close and Federal Hocking coach Jeremy Tolson.
The District 13 representatives in the North-South Classic will be Warren’s Katie Rauch in Division I-II and Alexander’s Leah Richardson in Division III-IV.
Rebekah Green (Jackson) Jr; Katie Rauch (Warren) Sr; Paige Lunsford (Logan) Sr; Cassie Bentley (Vinton County) Jr; Molly McCutcheon (Warren) Jr; Kassidy Betzing (Meigs) So
Co-player of the Year
Rebekah Green (Jackson) and Katie Rauch (Warren)
Coach of the Year
Amy Colegrove, Warren
Laura Manderick (Athens) Fr; Natalie Brooks (Marietta) So; Haleigh Sammons (Logan) So; Kate Liston (Warren) Jr; Adrienne Jenkins (Gallia Academy) Sr
Emily Jackson (Warren) Jr; Alex Barnes (Gallia Academy) Fr; Madison Fields (Meigs) So; Kaylee Stewart (Athens) So; Hannah Grosel (Marietta) Sr; Peyton Bowe (Warren) Jr; Amelia Davis (Jackson) Sr; Carly Shriver (Gallia Academy) Sr; Bethany Starlin (Logan)
Leah Richardson (Alexander) Sr; Emily Chapman (Fairland) Jr; Lexie Arden (Ironton) Fr; Bethany Blanton (Oak Hill) Sr; Jessie Addis (Nelsonville-York) Jr; Emily Compliment (Coal Grove) Jr
Player of the Year
Leah Richardson, Alexander
Coach of the Year
Cory McKnight, Alexander
Natalee Hall (Chesapeake) Jr; Rachel Richardson (Alexander) So; Brooklyn Badgett (South Point) Sr; Sydney Webb (Ironton) Sr; Jayla Mace (Alexander) Sr; Alesha Simpson (Fairland) Jr
Lexi Wise (Ironton) Jr; Erin Jackson (River Valley) Sr; Sydney Mullins (Wellston) So; Allie Marshall (Fairland) So; Sam Taylor (Nelsonville-York) Sr; Caitlyn Brisker (Oak Hill) Fr; Destiny Dolen (Coal Grove) Jr
Alli Kern (Waterford) Jr; Laura Pullins (Eastern) Sr; Megan Ball (Waterford) Jr; Cheyenne Barker (Belpre) Sr; Faith Teaford (Southern) Sr; Destiny Tabler (Federal Hocking) Sr
Player of the Year
Alli Kern, Waterford
Co-coaches of the Year
Jerry Close (Waterford) and Jeremy Tolson (Federal Hocking)
Jensyn Shepherd (Symmes Valley) Jr; Emily Ward (Trimble) Sr; Elizabeth Collins (Eastern) Jr; Morgan Turner (Ironton St. Joe) Sr; Payton Walsh (Symmes Valley) Sr
Kaitlyn Crabtree (Symmes Valley) Jr; Jess Parker (Eastern) So; Erin Evans (South Gallia) Jr; Jillian McCutcheon (Waterford) Sr; Ashley Spencer (Miller) Fr; Hayley Duff (Waterford) Jr; Sydney Hardy (Trimble) Jr; Chloe Rine (Miller) Jr; Kaitlyn Spears (Trimble) Jr; Trinidy King (Belpre) Sr
D-13 North-South Rep
Division 1-2: Katie Rauch, Warren
Division 3-4: Leah Richardson, Alexander
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.