Area athletes fill up All-Conference squads
The I-70 Conference recently conducted All-Conference voting for both girls and boys honors, and the result finds a plethora of athletes from local schools. Ten boys and girls each were honored with 1st Team All-Conference honors, while eight girls and seven boys received Honorable Mention.
Half of each 1st Team is made up of students from Concordia High School, Saint Paul Lutheran High School, Santa Fe High School, and Sweet Springs High School, and four boys and girls each from those four schools also received Honorable Mention awards.
In boys voting, Trey Shannon, the dynamic senior from Wellington-Napoleon, received the I-70 Conference’s MVP as the top vote-getter, while Elijah Muehler placed second. SPLHS received more 1st Team honors than any other school, but Concordia’s four total reward recipients led all boys programs.
Wellington-Napoleon also won the MVP honors on the girls side, as senior Carleigh Jenkins capped off a terrific career for the Lady Tigers by receiving the most votes of any player in the conference. They also led the conference with three 1st Team placements, although SPLHS also received three total placements across both teams.
Congratulations to these talented area athletes on receiving their much-deserved honors!
Girls 1st Team:
Chloe Fuhrman - Senior - Saint Paul - 5
Michaela Malter - Sophomore - Sweet Springs - 6
Carrigan Smith - Junior - Santa Fe - 7
Cate Cooper - Freshman - Concordia - 8
Bella Limback - Freshman - Santa Fe - 9
Girls Honorable Mention:
Lynda Bennett - Senior - Saint Paul
Jada Strickland - Senior - Saint Paul
Sydney Vaught - Senior - Sweet Springs
Kailey Ohrenberg - Junior - Concordia
Boys 1st Team:
Elijah Muehler - Senior - Saint Paul - 2
Matt Gatewood - Senior - Concordia - 4
Dobrivoj Andrejic - Senior - Saint Paul - 5
Cameron Kelly - Senior - Concordia - 7
Micah Lemmons - Senior - Saint Paul - 9
Boys Honorable Mention:
Tad Deatherage - Senior - Concordia
Colton Robb - Senior - Sweet Springs
Lane Mueller - Senior - Concordia
Tanner Begemann - Senior - Santa Fe