6 players, 1 coach honored by AP


MT’s Ackley named Coach of the Year

By Chris Hoppes - [email protected]



Tanner Bryant, 1st Team, All-SE Dist.


Victoria Fliehman, 1st Team, All-SE Dist.


Hannah Haithcock, 2nd Team, All-SE Dist.


Rayana Burns, Spec. Ment., All-SE Dist.


Cassidy Lovett, Spec. Ment., All-SE Dist.


Hanna Reisinger, Spec. Ment., All-SE Dist.


Ben Ackley, Division II Southeast District Coach of the Year


Six local players and one local coach have been honored by the Associated Press sportswriters in the Southeast District for their excellence in basketball during the 2016-17 season.

Four players from Miami Trace High School and two from Washington High School have received All-Southeast District honors.

Miami Trace head coach Ben Ackley has been named the Division II Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 season.

Ackley led the Lady Panthers to back-to-back SCOL championships, including this year’s final-ever SCOL title with a record of 13-1. Miami Trace went 18-4 during the season.

The Lady Panthers are now 23-4 as they prepare for the Regional championship game against Dresden Tri-Valley Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Zanesville High School.

Two Miami Trace juniors, Tanner Bryant and Victoria Fliehman, have been named First Team, All-SE District.

Bryant led Miami Trace, averaging 14.8 points per game. She also averaged 7.5 rebounds per game, 3.5 assists per game and 2.5 steals per game.

Bryant is an 80 percent free throw shooter. She averaged 44 percent from the floor and 27 percent from behind the three-point line.

Fliehman averaged 13 points per game, to go along with 7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2 steals per game.

Fliehman shot 82 percent from the free throw line, 43 percent from the floor and 36 percent from three-point range.

For the Washington Lady Blue Lions (6-8 in the SCOL, 11-11 overall), sophomore Hannah Haithcock was named Second Team, All-SE District.

Haithcock scored 409 points for Washington this season. She averaged 17.8 points per game. Haithcock had 201 rebounds this season for an average of 8.7 per game.

She averaged 2 steals and 1.7 assists per game. Haithcock shot 46 percent from the floor, 28 percent from three-point range and 70 percent from the free throw line.

Three local players were accorded Special Mention, All-SE District recognition.

From Washington High School, freshman Rayana Burns was named Special Mention, All-SE District.

Burns averaged 8.2 points, 3.9 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game. She shot 39 percent from the field, 40 percent from behind the three-point line and 46 percent from the free throw line.

From Miami Trace senior Hanna Reisinger and sophomore Cassidy Lovett were named Special Mention, All-SE District.

Reisinger averaged 8 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals per game. She shot 32 percent from three-point range and 73 percent from the free throw line.

Lovett averaged 6.8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 4.5 steals per game. She shot 30 percent from behind the three-point line and 68 percent from the foul line.

2016-17 Associated Press all-Southeast District Girls Basketball

GIRLS

DIVISION I

First Team

Paige Lunsford, Logan, 5-7, Sr. 14.5

Second Team

Haleigh Sammons, Logan, 5-7, So., 13.2

(No Player of the Year or Coach of the Year selected)

DIVISION II

First Team

Osh Brown, Chillicothe, 5-11, Sr., 13.3; Jocie Fisher, Chillicothe Unioto, 5-9, So., 14.5; Tanner Bryant, Miami Trace, 5-11, Jr. 14.8; Victoria Fliehman, Miami Trace, 6-0, Jr., 13.0; Jordin Blakeman, Circleville, 5-9, Sr., 14.4; Kendyl Mick, Thornville Sheridan, 5-8, Fr., 11.7; Katie Rauch, Vincent Warren, 5-7, Sr., 10.0; Laken Smith, Waverly, 6-0, Sr., 23.3; Rebekah Green, Jackson, 5-7, Jr., 23.0

Player of the Year: Osh Brown, Chillicothe

Coach of the Year: Ben Ackley, Miami Trace

Second Team

Shawnee Smith, Chillicothe, 5-9, Jr., 13.5; Hannah Haithcock, Washington, 6-0, So., 17.8; Kassidy Betzing, Pomeroy Meigs, 5-7, So., 11.3; Jayden Geary, Thornville Sheridan, 5-8, Sr., 14.8; Molly McCutcheon, Vincent Warren, 5-6, Jr., 11.2; Taylor Polley, Greenfield McClain, 5-6, Sr., 11.5

Third Team

Emily Coleman, Chillicothe Unioto, 5-6, Fr., 9.0; Mailyn Sunkle, Lancaster Fairfield Union, 5-8, Jr., 10.9; Laura Manderick, Athens, 5-9, Fr., 15.3; Cassie Bentley, McArthur Vinton County, 6-0, Jr., 14.2; Hunter Copley, Gallipolis Gallia Academy, 5-8, So., 10.9; Rachel Cooke, Thornville Sheridan, 5-11, So., 13.6; Natalie Brooks, Marietta, 5-8, So., 8.5

Special Mention

Shawnice Smith, Chillicothe; Hanna Reisinger, Miami Trace; Cassidy Lovett, Miami Trace; Morgan Bircher, Circleville; Rayana Burns, Washington; Abby Hatter, Circleville Logan Elm; Natalie Thurston, Lancaster Fairfield Union; Madison Fields, Pomeroy Meigs; Adrienne Jenkins, Gallipolis Gallia Academy; Kate Liston, Vincent Warren; Hannah Grosel, Marietta; Malea Montavon, Greenfield McClain; Madi Marsh, Hillsboro; Morgan Wiseman, Waverly; Amelia Davis, Jackson

DIVISION III

First Team

Emily Chapman, Proctorville Fairland, 5-5, Jr., 16.0; Lexie Arden, Ironton, 5-11, Fr., 13.8; Ella Skeens, Chillicothe Southeastern, 5-11, Jr., 22.8; Braiden Collins, Chillicothe Huntington, 5-7, So., 21.8; Leah Richardson, Albany Alexander, 5-9, Sr., 17.2; Jessie Addis, Nelsonville-York, 5-3, Jr., 14.9; Allison Day, Sardinia Eastern Brown, 6-1, Jr., 16.5; Peyton Scott, Lynchburg-Clay, 5-6, So., 20.4; Abbie Kallner, Wheelersburg, 5-6, So, 14.0; Erin Daniels, Minford, 5-8, Jr., 17.5; Bethany Blanton, Oak Hill, 5-7, Sr., 20.6

Co-Players of the Year: Leah Richardson, Albany Alexander; Ella Skeens, Chillicothe Southeastern

Coach of the Year: Kevin Pickerill, Sardinia Eastern Brown

Second Team

Allie Marshall, Proctorville Fairland, 6-0, So., 7.5; Sydney Webb, Ironton, 5-7, Sr., 12.3; Brooklyn Badgett, South Point, 5-4, Sr., 10.1; Natalee Hall, Chesapeake, 5-5, Jr., 16.0; Emily Compliment, Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant, 5-9, Jr., 16.0; Audrie Wheeler, Chillicothe Southeastern, 5-9, Sr., 13.8; Kara Blanton, Piketon, 6-0, Sr., 14.7; Rachel Richardson, Albany Alexander, 5-6, So., 13.0; Jala Mace, Albany Alexander, 5-11, Sr., 12.7; Carson Miller, Crooksville, 5-10, Jr., 18.2; Alexa Pennington, Sardinia Eastern Brown, 6-0, So., 10.7; Laykyn Hupp, Seaman North Adams, 5-6, Jr., 15.4; Avery Harper, Seaman North Adams, 6-0, Jr., 13.6; McKayla Binkley, Lynchburg-Clay, 5-9, Sr., 17.0; Jessica Sowards, Peebles, 5-8, Sr., 18.7; Ellie Ruby, Wheelersburg, 5-1, Jr., 9.0

Third Team

Alesha Simpson, Proctorville Fairland, 6-0, Jr., 7.2; Lexi Wise, Ironton, 5-10, Jr., 11.5; Anna Darby, Ironton Rock Hill, 5-8, Sr., 12.0; Sam Taylor, Nelsonville-York, 5-7, Sr., 7.4; Mikayla Farris, Sardinia Eastern Brown, 6-0, Jr., 10.0; Hannah Binkley, Lynchburg-Clay, 5-9, Sr., 15.9; Makayla White, West Portsmouth Portsmouth West, 5-6, Jr., 13.0; Ashley Blankenship, Minford, 6-3, So., 9.5; Erin Jackson, Bidwell River Valley, 5-7, Sr., 16.0; Caitlyn Brisker, Oak Hill, 5-8, Fr., 13.8

Special Mention

Destiny Dolen, Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant; McKinley Mitten, Chillicothe Southeastern; Kali Mitten, Chillicothe Southeastern; Grace Lightle, Piketon; Avery Reuter, Piketon; Kelsey McDonald, Chillicothe Huntington; Ashton Ward, Chillicothe Zane Trace; Alexis Putman, Frankfort Adena; McKena Rice, Albany Alexander; Mary-Kate McCulloch, Nelsonville-York; Lauren Rambo, Crooksville; Bailey Davisson, New Lexington; Jaycee Baldwin, West Union; Tory Doles, Wellston; McKinlee Ryan, Peebles; Kalle Coleman, Wheelersburg; Makayla Akers, Wheelersburg; Hannah Conley, Lucasville Valley; Shae Patty, McDermott Northwest; Abby Grasso, Minford; Semajah Parker, Portsmouth

DIVISION IV

First Team

Lexi Woods, Bainbridge Paint Valley, 5-10, Jr., 18.4; Destiny Tabler, Stewart Federal Hocking, 5-8, Sr., 16.0; Jensyn Shepherd, Willow Wood Symmes Valley, 5-11, Jr., 17.3; Ali Hamilton, New Boston Glenwood, 5-11, Jr., 16.1; C.C. Shanks, Latham Western, 5-6, Sr., 20.6; Hagen Schaefer, Portsmouth Notre Dame, 5-7, Sr., 16.4; Ellie Jo Johnson, South Webster, 6-1, Jr., 18.2; Laura Pullins, Reedsville Eastern, 6-0, Sr., 19.0; Faith Teaford, Racine Southern, 6-1, Sr., 18.1; Alli Kern, Waterford, 5-9, Jr., 12.4; Megan Ball, Waterford, 5-10, Jr., 13.5; Cheyenne Barker, Belpre, 5-5, Sr., 18.0; Grace Shope, Leesburg Fairfield, 5-10, Jr., 17.4

Player of the Year: Alli Kern, Waterford

Coach of the Year: Jacob Parker, Reedsville Eastern

Second Team

Ashley Spencer, Corning Miller, 5-7, Fr., 10.5; Lexi Smith, Portsmouth Notre Dame, 6-0, Jr., 13.5; Kaylynn Blizzard, Franklin Furnace Green, 5-8, Sr., 16.0.; Jensen Warnock, Portsmouth Clay, 5-10, So., 15.7; Shay Brown, Sciotoville Community East, 5-7, Sr., 20.2; Elizabeth Collins, Reedsville Eastern, 6-1, Jr., 10.0

Third Team

Emily Ward, Glouster Trimble, 5-3, Sr., 8.0; Morgan Turner, Ironton St. Joseph, 5-2, Sr., 13.7; Payton Walsh, Willow Wood Symmes Valley, 5-3, Sr., 12.0; Kaylee Stone, New Boston Glenwood, 5-7, Jr., 11.5; Mariah Buckley, New Boston Glenwood, 5-5, Jr., 11.0; Payton Helphinstine, Sciotoville Community East, 6-0, Jr., 18.3; Madison Cook, South Webster, 5-10, So., 9.6; Erin Evans, Crown City South Gallia, 5-7, Jr., 10.6

Special Mention

Haille Joseph, Corning Miller; Kaitlyn Crabtree, Willow Wood Symmes Valley; Haley Whitt, Latham Western; Olivia Hatfield, Beaver Eastern; Katie Dettwiller, Portsmouth Notre Dame; Cameron Delotell, Portsmouth Clay; Skylar Artis, Portsmouth Clay; Avery Zempter, South Webster; Blake Adams, Leesburg Fairfield; Maggie Carr, Mowrystown Whiteoak; Jess Parker, Reedsville Eastern; Hayley Duff, Waterford; Trinidy King, Belpre; Hannah Dunfee, Stewart Federal Hocking

Tanner Bryant, 1st Team, All-SE Dist.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Tanner-Bryant-1.jpgTanner Bryant, 1st Team, All-SE Dist.

Victoria Fliehman, 1st Team, All-SE Dist.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Victoria-Fliehman-1.jpgVictoria Fliehman, 1st Team, All-SE Dist.

Hannah Haithcock, 2nd Team, All-SE Dist.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Hannah-Haithcock-1.jpgHannah Haithcock, 2nd Team, All-SE Dist.

Rayana Burns, Spec. Ment., All-SE Dist.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Rayana-Burns-1.jpgRayana Burns, Spec. Ment., All-SE Dist.

Cassidy Lovett, Spec. Ment., All-SE Dist.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Cassidy-Lovett-1.jpgCassidy Lovett, Spec. Ment., All-SE Dist.

Hanna Reisinger, Spec. Ment., All-SE Dist.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Hanna-Reisinger-1.jpgHanna Reisinger, Spec. Ment., All-SE Dist.

Ben Ackley, Division II Southeast District Coach of the Year
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Ben-Ackley-1.jpgBen Ackley, Division II Southeast District Coach of the Year
MT’s Ackley named Coach of the Year

By Chris Hoppes

[email protected]

Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1

Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1

comments powered by Disqus