All-RPAC basketball teams announced
A total of 51 Gazette-area players earned All-Republican Plains Activity Conference basketball honors, including 27 girls and 24 boys.
Teams were broken down by East and West divisions.
The West Division honors included 14 Gazette-area players.
Wauneta-Palisade’s Faith Simpson led first-team nominations, while Dundy County-Stratton’s Grace Frederick and Adalene Krutsinger, Hitchcock County’s Allison Hoyt and Maywood/Hayes Center’s Jayden Widener joined Simpson in the first-team.
The second team included MHC’s Sydney Mullen-Shaw and Grace Koubek, Hitchcock County’s Kass Kisker and Kyleigh Scott and Maxwell’s Grace Sommer.
Honorable mentions for the West Division included Hitchcock County’s Jasmine Youngquist, MHC’s Jaycee Lapp and Avery Johnson and Wauneta-Palisade’s Destiny Beacham and Monique Gooden.
The East Division had 13 Gazette-area players.
Cambridge’s Korynn Clason and Southern Valley’s Cassi Bose and Lauryn Samuelson earned first-team honors. They were joined by Alma’s Madalyn Brugh and Bertrand’s Halle Dahlgren.
The second team consisted of Alma’s Tiffany Wells, Arapahoe’s Alayna Whipple, Bertrand’s Grace Schwarz, Cambridge’s Shaye Porter and Southwest’s Nicole Dewey.
Honorable mentions included Arapahoe’s Terri Hilker, Cambridge’s Katelynn Benson and Baylee Miller, Medicine Valley’s Rachel Lashley and Alex Ellermeier and Southern Valley’s Becca Lennemann.
The West Division honors included 10 Gazette-area players.
DCS’s Phalen Sanford led all first-team nominations, while Wauneta-Palisade’s Cash Yearous joined him in the first five. Also earning first-team distinction were Paxton’s Blake Brewster and Ryan Fox and Wallace’s Micah Swedberg.
The second team consisted of DCS’ Jacob Gemborys, Wauneta-Palisade’s Duncan Rector, Paxton’s Jeff Storer, Wallace’s Jared Sullivan and Hitchcock County’s Dionte Perkins. Perkins was the lone freshman named all-conference.
West Division honorable mentions from the Gazette area included DCS’ Michael Frederick, Hitchcock County’s Darian Hutto, Wauneta-Palisade’s Ty Duvel and Austen Rozelle and MHC’s Von Fritsche.
In the East Division, 14 area players earned recognition.
Cambridge’s Caden Houghtelling, Arapahoe’s Spencer Watsona nd Medicine Valley’s Joeseph Chancellor earned first-team honors. They were joined by Alma’s David Ehrke and Jackson McKenzie.
The second team consisted of Jacob Pruitt of Arapahoe, Paxton Ross and Preston Carbaugh of Cambridge, Tyler Callahan of Bertrand and Chaston Burgeson of Southern Valley.
Additionally, seven Gazette players were named honorable mention. That included Arapahoe’s Yordi Gutierrez, Cambridge’s Tyler Borland, Medicine Valley’s Ryan Klintworth and Chase Newcomb and Southwest’s Derek Greenlee, Logan Greenlee and Bryan Leslie.
Korynn Clason, Cambridge
Halle Dahlgren, Bertrand
Cassi Bose, Southern Valley
Madalyn Brugh, Alma
Lauryn Samuelson, Southern Valley
Shaye Porter, Cambridge
Nicole Dewey, Southwest
Grace Schwarz, Bertrand
Alayna Whipple, Arapahoe
Tiffany Wells, Alma
Abby Cervera, Alma; Terri Hilker, Arapahoe; Katelynn Benson, Cambridge; Baylee Miller, Cambridge; Alex Ellermeier, Medicine Valley; Rachel Lashley, Medicine Valley; Janessa Kring, Southern Valley; Becca Lennemann, Southern Valley.
Faith Simpson, Wauneta-Palisade
Allison Hoyt, Hitchcock County
Jayden Widener, MHC
Grace Frederick, DCS
Adalene Krutsinger, DCS
Sydney Mullen-Shaw, MHC
Kass Kisker, Hitchcock County
Grace Sommer, Maxwell
Grace Koubek, MHC
Kyleigh Scott, Hitchcock County
Jasmine Youngquist, Hitchcock County; Sydney Mullin, Maxwell; Avery Johnson, MHC; Jaycee Lapp, MHC; Callie Kriha, Paxton; Hannah Nelson, Wallace; Destiny Beacham, Wauneta-Palisade; Monique Gooden, Wauneta-Palisade
David Ehrke, Alma
Caden Houghtelling, Cambridge
Spencer Watson, Arapahoe
Joeseph Chancellor, Medicine Valley
Jackson McKenzie, Alma
Jacob Pruitt, Arapahoe
Paxton Ross, Cambridge
Preston Carbaugh, Cambridge
Tyler Callahan, Bertrand
Chaston Burgeson, Southern Valley
Yordi Gutierrez, Arapahoe; Austin Long, Bertrand; Tyler Borland, Cambridge; Ryan Klintworth, Medicine Valley; Chase Newcomb, Medicine Valley; Derek Greenlee, Southwest; Logan Greenlee, Southwest; Bryan Leslie, Southwest.
Phalen Sanford, DCS
Blake Brewster, Paxton
Ryan Fox, Paxton
Micah Swedberg, Wallace
Cash Yearous, Wauneta-Palisade
Jacob Gemborys, DCS
Duncan Rector, Wauneta-Palisade
Jeff Storer, Paxton
Jared Sullivan, Wallace
Dionte Perkins, Hitchcock County
Michael Frederick, DCS; Darian Hutto, Hitchcock County; Dawson Heinzen, Maxwell; Von Fritsche, MHC; Dawson Helmer, Paxton; Ty Duvel, Wauneta-Palisade; Austen Rozelle, Wauneta-Palisade.