Morrow County athletes were highly-represented in the All-Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference teams for boys’ and girls’ basketball, wrestling, boys’ and girls’ bowling and boys’ and girls’ swimming.
For boys’ basketball, Highland’s Mack Anglin, Mount Gilead’s Zack Hosack, Northmor’s Demetrius Johnson and Cardington’s Devin Pearl were all named to the first team.
Two Cardington girls were named to the first team in girls’ basketball, as Sage Brannon and Kyndall Spires were both picked. Also selected was Maddie Swihart of Northmor.
In wrestling, all-league teams were determined by placement in the league meet. Winning first-team honors by winning their weight class were Conan Becker, Conor Becker and Mason Burger of Northmor; as well as Christian Miller, Sean Dudgeon and Zach Baker of Highland.
Joey Bennett, Dana Hicks and Ben Rinehart of Highland were first-team boys’ bowling picks, as were Blake Clapham and Austin Edgell of Cardington.
In girls’ bowling, Halie O’Leary of Highland, Addie Wilhelm of Cardington and Caitlin Adkins of Northmor were all first-team picks.
Mount Gilead was the only county school with a swimming team. Much like wrestling, all-league teams in swimming are determined by placement in the league meet. For the Indians, Evan Zmuda was the first-team pick in the boys’ 100 breaststroke. Also, receiving honorable mention were Evan Zmuda, boys’ 200 IM; Casey Conrad, boys’ 100 butterfly and Erin Zmuda, girls’ 100 breaststroke.
The league also recently handed out awards for its athletes and coaches of the year in all the winter sports. They are as follows for the Blue Division.
Boys’ Basketball: Athlete, Devin Pearl, Cardington; Coach, Rod Brown, Cardington.
Boys’ Bowling: Athlete, Austin Edgell, Cardington; Coach, Rob and Ryan Titus, Elgin.
Boys’ Swimming: Athlete, Eli Skaggs, Galion; Coach, Ted Temple, Galion.
Girls’ Basketball: Athlete, Kyndall Spires, Cardington; Coach, Jamie Edwards, Cardington.
Girls’ Bowling: Athlete, Brittney Caldwell, Elgin; Coach, Rob Titus, Elgin.
Girls’ Swimming: Athlete, Valentina Martin, Pleasant; Coach, Ryan Kelly, Pleasant.
Wrestling: Athlete, Zach Baker, Highland; Coach, Scott Carr, Northmor.
Full Blue Division all-league teams in basketball, bowling and wrestling are listed below.
First Team: Mack Anglin, Highland; Jacob Booth, Fredericktown; Gunnar Gregory, Centerburg; Zack Hosack, Mount Gilead; Demetrius Johnson, Northmor; Devin Pearl, Cardington.
Second Team: Syler Dyer, Elgin; Cade Finnell, East Knox; Tyler Kegley, Northmor; Mason Mollohan, Mount Gilead; Ross Ryan, Centerburg; Garrett Wagner, Cardington.
Honorable Mention: Derek Goodman, Cardington; Peyton Hatzenbuehler, Elgin; Nate Johnson, Centerburg; Kadden Lester, East Knox; Brock Pletcher, Northmor; Xavier Stallard, Fredericktown; Austin Vanderkooi, Mount Gilead; Quin Winkelfoos, Highland.
First Team: Sage Brannon, Cardington; Mattea Forshey, East Knox; Cierra Joiner, Centerburg; Amber Riley, Fredericktown; Kyndall Spires, Cardington; Maddie Swihart, Northmor.
Second Team: Kynlee Edwards, Cardington; Sidney Fields, Centerburg; Kenzie Fuller, Highland; Bekah Muselin, Elgin; Karalee Patterson, Northmor; Bailey Riley, Fredericktown.
Honorable Mention: Casey Bertke, Cardington; Sydney Buckingham, East Knox; Lydia Farley, Northmor; Madison Fitzpatrick, Mount Gilead; Savannah Gammell, Centerburg; Amy Hafer, Elgin; Erica Sardinha, Highland; Sandra Spearman, Fredericktown.
First Team: Ethan Szanati, Buckeye Valley; Christian Miller, Highland; Jake Johnson, Jonathan Alder; Zane Johnson, Jonathan Alder; Sean Dudgeon, Highland; Conan Becker, Northmor; Conor Becker, Northmor; Bryce Hessler, River Valley; Christian Koch, North Union; Garrett Kuns, Galion; Mason Burger, Northmor; Zach Baker, Highland; Mitchell Hurlbut, Fredericktown.
Second Team: Brenden Ganshorn, Highland; Terren Riffle, North Union; Jake Neer, Northmor; Mason Sparks, Marion Harding; Mitchell Miracle, River Valley; Preston Smith, Pleasant; Brock Zugg, Pleasant; Matthew Ross, Northmor; Bogdan Short, River Valley; Carter Layton, River Valley; Sam Troutman, River Valley; Nathan Price, Northmor; Austin Winegarner, River Valley; Mason Weldon, Galion.
Honorable Mention: Manny Heilman, Northmor; Jacob Fohl, River Valley; Carter Wolf, Pleasant; Gavin Ramos, Northmor; Aaron Kitts, Northmor; Micah Davenport, Buckeye Valley; Greg Perez, River Valley; Caleb Reed, Buckeye Valley; Kyle Price, Northmor; Alex Presley, Highland; Dillion Lanthorn, Centerburg; Jullian Anderson, Mount Gilead; Cory Yutzy, Jonathan Alder; Mitch Presley, Buckeye Valley.
First Team: Joey Bennett, Highland; Blake Clapham, Cardington; Austin Edgell, Cardington; Dana Hicks, Highland; Damian Kennedy, Fredericktown; Dylan Morgan, Elgin; Jacob Neal, Elgin; Ben Rinehart, Highland.
Second Team: Matt Craig, Cardington; Dallas Crum, Cardington; Jordan Grizzle, Highland; Jozef Jennings, Mount Gilead; Justin Kollar, Fredericktown; Quinton Sayre, Elgin; Nathan Smith, Elgin; Caleb Speakman, Elgin.
Honorable Mention: Wade Adkins, Highland; Tyler Bryant, Mount Gilead; John Critchfield, Fredericktown; Dylan Dixon, Mount Gilead; Sam Eichorn, Northmor; Zack Sellers, Mount Gilead; Dakota Welch, Fredericktown; Jusden Young, Fredericktown.
First Team: Halie O’Leary, Highland; Samantha Smith, Elgin; Addie Wilhelm, Cardington; Brittney Caldwell, Elgin; Caitlin Adkins, Northmor; Hallie Hall, Elgin; Rachel Kennedy, Fredericktown; Kierstyn Graber, Elgin.
Second Team: Bryanna Carmichael, Elgin; Shelbey Lilly, Northmor; Gabreaelle Arnold, Cardington; Chloe Meier, Northmor; Sara Drumm, Northmor; Hailey Howard, Highland; Alexis Yarnell, Northmor; Kelsey Burgess, Fredericktown.
Honorable Mention: Makenzie Blake, Cardington; Laynee Wilson, Cardington; Sophia Thompson, Highland; Grace Rowe, Highland; Aliva Erow, Fredericktown; Samantha Grogg, Northmor; Autumn Burson, Highland; Maddie Chaffee, Highland.
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