Local Teams Well Represented On Elite Squads
A half-dozen area girls received accolades for their play on the hardwood in the recently completed basketball seasons. The Cornbelt Conference announced its girls All Conference teams recently at the conclusion of the Girls State basketball tournament series.
West Bend-Mallard and Graettinger/Terril both had First Team selections, as well as a second team selection along with the Ruthven-Ayrshire Raiders. West Bend-Mallard also had one player earn Honorable Mention recognition.
For Coach Eugene Ruppert and the Lady Wolverines of West Bend-Mallard, Junior Amanda Frieden was the First Team All Conference selection for the squad. Kayla Hartman, a senior for the Lady Wolverines, earned Second Team recognition and senior Marisa Thilges was accorded Honorable Mention honors by the League’s coaches.
For Coach Roger Conway and the Graettinger/Terril Knights, Theresa Peterson, a senior, was named to the All Conference First Team, while teammate Malorie Girres, also a senior, earned a spot on the Second Team all Conference unit.
Ruthven-Ayrshire Co-Coaches Trenton and Kelli Keefer had Sadie Forey, a sophomore for the Raider squad, receive Second Team recognition for her play during the season from the conference coaches.
The complete all-conference honorees are listed below.
First Team All-Conference
Cassie Benjamin, jr., Twin River Valley
Jenna Biedenfeld, sr., Twin River Valley
Laura Brugman, sr., Clay Central-Everly
Rosie Cheever, sr., Armstrong-Ringsted
Amanda Frieden, jr., West Bend-Mallard
Shayna Geitzenauer, sr., North Sentral Kossuth
Kaley Imhoff, sr., Ventura
Theresa Petersen, sr.,Graettinger/Terril
Rebekah Rolling, jr., North Sentral Kossuth
Alyssa Schwartz, sr., Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka
Danielle Widen, sr., Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka
Second Team All-Conference
Brooke Bennett, so, Twin River Valley
Anna Brandt, so., Harris-Lake Park
Jen Breidinger, sr., Clay Central-Everly
Sadie Forey, so., Ruthven-Ayrshire
Kelsey Gerhart, fr., North Sentral Kossuth
Malorie Girres, sr., Graettinger/Terril
Kayla Hartman, sr., West Bend-Mallard
Paige Hesch, so., Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka
Jessica Marty, jr., Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne
Megan Sanders, jr., Armstrong-Ringsted
Honorable Mention All-Conference
Nicole Bannister, jr., Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka
Cassidy Cirks, jr., Twin River Valley
Morgan Grabinoski, sr., Armstrong-Ringsted
Amy Leach, sr., Armstrong-Ringsted
Marisa Thilges, sr., West Bend-Mallard
Mikayla Valvick, sr., North Sentral Kossuth
Coach of the Year
Steve Waldstein, Armstrong-Ringsted