Area Players Earn Cornbelt All Conference Honors
Several area players have received accolades for their play on the hardwood in the recently completed basketball seasons. The Cornbelt Conference announced its boys All Conference teams last week at the conclusion of the state basketball tournament series.
The Ruthven-Ayrshire Raiders placed two players on the Cornbelt’s First Team and two players on the Second Team, while Graettinger/Terril and West Bend-Mallard each had a player earn First Team honors and Second Team honors.
Coach Randy Hough’s Raiders paced the selection with Senior Brad Geelan and Junior Ryan Sikora both earning First Team All Conference recognition. Joining their teammates Carl Jensen and Cody Zielstra, both seniors, were accorded Second Team All Conference honors for their play during the season.
Graettinger/Terril had Junior Cody Dyhrkopp earn a spot on the First Team All Conference squad, with sophomore Beau Craig being named to a spot on Second Team All Conference squad for 2008-2009.
For the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines, Senior Darin Banwart earned a position on the All Conference First Team, with teammate Travis Goeders, a senior, earning Second Team All Conference recognition.
The complete 2008-2009 Cornbelt Conference All Conference team rosters are as follows:
2009 Cornbelt Conference
First Team All-Conference
Cody Dyhrkopp, jr., Graettinger/Terril
Darin Banwart, sr., West Bend-Mallard
Aaron Berberich, jr., Clay Central-Everly
Austin Klett, jr., Clay Central-Everly
Tyler Betz, sr., Ventura
Tyler Peterson, sr., Ventura
Trent Bruhn, jr., North Sentral Kossuth
Brad Geelan, sr., Ruthven-Ayrshire
Ryan Sikora, jr., Ruthven-Ayrshire
Tanner LaBore, sr., Armstrong-Ringsted
Beau Craig, so., Graettinger/Terril
Mychal Sheridan, so., Harris-Lake Park
Trevor Beenken, sr., Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka
Wes Christensen, sr., Clay Central-Everly
Nate Drees, jr., Clay Central-Everly
Travis Goeders, sr., West Bend-Mallard
Jeremiah Hagen, sr., Ventura
Carl Jensen, sr., Ruthven-Ayrshire
Cody Zielstra, sr., Ruthven-Ayrshire
Trevor Peters, sr., Twin River Valley
Craig Tigges, jr., Armstrong-Ringsted
Caleb Villareal, sr., North Sentral Kossuth