Trent Stowers and Zach Null of Sissonville, Herbert Hoover's Charlton Gandee and Clinton Parsons of Poca were among the players named to the All-Cardinal Conference boys basketball first team.
Tolsia was represented by Jacob Copley and Morgan Stacy, while Mackenzie Martin and Matt Cook of Chapmanville, and Scott's Matt Dolan, rounded out the first team.
George Hamrick of Poca, Hoover's Cody Morris and Sissonville's Caleb Wilkinson were named to second team, while Poca's Noah Frampton, Clayton Edens and Joey Forbes of Herbert Hoover, and Sissonville's Jake Sisson and Chaz Clark, earned honorable mention accolades. (See page 2B for a full list of teams.)
Tolsia led the way with three first-team selections: Krista Maynard, Kellie Lahoda and Cortney Stiltner. Scott placed Ali Jo Whitman and Mackenzie White and Chapmanville was represented by Kelli Garrett and Kristen DesRocher. Point Pleasant's Andrea Porter was the team's final selection. (See list, page 2B.)
NORTH-SOUTH FOOTBALL: Eleven players from the Kanawha Valley highlight the North-South All-Star Football Classic. The showcase featuring the state's top senior talent will take place at 7:05 p.m. June 16 at Laidley Field.
George Washington's Malik Hampton, Austin Rosencrance and Tyler Williams, St. Albans' Jake Bruner and Zach Walke, Hurricane's Eric Campbell and Nick Rice, Winfield's Andy Ellison, South Charleston's Corey Ellis, Capital's Mark Latta and Riverside's Travis Wong were part of the South Cardinals roster, which was released Friday. Campbell and Rosencrance were Class AAA all-state first-team selections after this past season.
The North Bears feature 25 all-state first-team choices among the 37 players on the initial roster. Martinsburg's Brandon Ashenfelter, who led the Bulldogs to their second straight AAA state title and finished second in the Kennedy Award voting, Roane County's Dylan Cottrell, who was the offensive captain of the AA all-state team and finished fourth in Kennedy voting, and Martinsburg's Logan Jenkins, the AAA all-state defensive captain, highlight the selections.
The South has 13 all-state first-team picks among its 37 players. Wayne's Allen Bryant, who was the AA all-state offensive captain, is among those selections. (See Page 2B for complete rosters.)