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Rowlands Earns All State Honors

By Staff | Mar 25, 2008

RUTHVEN – Ruthven-Ayrshire senior standout Andy Rowlands wrapped up a solid senior season with the Raiders of Ruthven-Ayrshire by earning state-wide recognition. Rowlands was named as a selection to the 2008 Iowa Newspaper Association All State Boys Basketball Teams following balloting by sportswriters and coaches across the state earlier this month.

Rowlands the son of Erv and Ann Rowlands of Ruthven., was also honored as a Cornbelt Conference All-Conference selection at the conclusion of the season. Rowlands earned a front line berth on the Class 1A Third Team in the balloting by the Iowa Newspaper Association selection committee.

The complete Class 1A All State INA Team is as follows:

First Team – 1A

Front Line

Tim Loan, Lone Tree – 6’9“, Sr.

Michael West, Orient-Macksburg – 6’2″, Sr.

Ryan Stock, SCMT – 6’4“,Sr.

Back Court

Garrett McGrane, Wapsie Valley – 6’2″, Sr.

Travis Ellerbroeck, Northern University – 6’4“, Sr.

Mack VandeKamp, George-Little Rock – 6’0″, Sr.


Jared Herzberg, HLV – 6’0” , Sr.

Tyler Wedemeier, West Central – 6’8″, Jr.

Second Team – 1A

Front Line

Ryan Tebbe, Bellevue Marquette – 6’4“, Sr.

Chandler Eley, Colo-NESCO 6’4″, Sr.

Nathan Giannettino, Burlington Notre Dame – 6’5“, Sr.

Back Court

Ryan Powers,Calamus-Wheatland – 6’3″, Soph.

Garrett Springer, Gilbertville Don Bosco – 6’3“, Sr.

Andy Schweitzer, Bedford – 6’2″, Sr.


Josh VanderMaten, Boyden-Hull – 6’0“, Soph.

Jordan Dykstra, Rock Valley -6’9″, Soph.

Third Team – 1A

Front Line

Matt Herzberg, Villisca – 6’5“, Sr.

Colt Robinson, Dunkerton – 6’3″, Jr.

Andy Rowlands, Ruthven-Ayrshire – 6’4“, Sr.

Back Court

Brady Lakes, Lawton-Bronson – 5’10”, Sr.

Austin McBeth, WACO – 6’2“, Sr.

Nick Ellerbroek, Northern University – 6’4″, Sr.


A.J. Malone, North Mahaska – 6’5“, Sr.

Jed Delagardelle, Walnut Ridge Baptist Academy – 6’1″, Sr