• 57°

Seven area players named to AP All-Ohio team

The Lucky Seven.

Any coach would be lucky to have the seven area boys basketball players who were named Tuesday to the Associated Press All-Ohio team.

Ironton St. Joseph 6-foot-2 senior guard Chad Harvey was a third team selection in Division IV and Chesapeake’s 6-foot senior guard Kyle Webb was third team in Division III.

Named to the special mention list were Ironton’s 6-foot-5 senior Michael Lamb and 5-10 senior guard Chase Kratzenberg of South Point in Division III while Symmes Valley 6-3 junior forward Kris Tibbs earned a similar honor in Division IV.

Selected to the honorable mention list in Division III was 6-foot- senior guard Cole Hatfield of Fairland and 6-foot sophomore guard Nathan Copley of Chesapeake.

Harvey, a first team selection last year, averaged 24 points, 7.1 rebound, 3.0 assists and steals per game, and shot 51 percent from the field and 71 from the foul line.

Webb scored at a 20.3 clip and averaged 4.6 rebounds. He shot 44 percent from the floor and 71 at the line.

Lamb was All-Ohio for the second straight year. Switching to the post after playing forward last year, Lamb averaged 11.6 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 55 percent from the field and 70 from the line.

Kratzenberg averaged 17.1 points and 3.4 assists while hitting 45 percent of his shots, 87 percent from the line and 37 from 3-point range.

Hatfield had a stellar all-around career with more than 1,000 points, 500 assists and 300 rebounds. He averaged 12 points per game this season.

Tibbs posted big numbers with 24.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per contest.

Copley scored at a 17.4 clip and grabbed 7.1 rebounds to go with 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals. He shot 40 percent from the field and 78 from the line.

Norm Persin, who guided Oak Hill to the Division IV state tournament, was selected as one of three Coach of the Year honorees. It was Persin’s first selection as the AP top coach in the state.

Persin coached 21 seasons at Chesapeake before returning to Oak Hill three years ago.

Associated Press Boys

All-Ohio Basketball Team

The 2008-2009 Associated Press Division III and IV boys All-Ohio high school basketball teams, based on the recommendations of a state media panel:

DIVISION III

FIRST TEAM: Ben Siefert, Cols. Hartley, 6-foot-2, senior, 19.7 points per game; Joby Barr, Belmont Union Local, 6-2, sr., 18.5; Dan Hickman, Casstown Miami E., 6-1, sr., 22.0; Kraig Unger, Seaman N. Adams, 6-3, sr., 23.1; Max Sheridan, Beachwood, 6-3, sr., 25.0; Aaron Craft, Findlay Liberty-Benton, 6-2, jr., 19.1; Kenny Kornowski, Smithville, 6-8, sr., 23.8.

Players of the year: Dan Hickman, Casstown Miami E.; Kenny Kornowski, Smithville.

Coaches of the year: Michael Snowbarger, Smithville; Kevin Noch, Cle. Cent. Cath.

SECOND TEAM: Cody Johnson, Sarahsville Shenandoah, 6-0, sr., 17.7; Jordan Tozzi, Magnolia Sandy Val., 6-0, sr., 20.9; Rossi Santo, Kirtland, 5-10, sr., 14.0; Phillip Beans, Tol. Ottawa Hills, 6-8, sr., 22.1; Taylor Kuhlman, Ottawa-Glandorf, 6-1, sr., 15.0; Rob Tudor, Cin. Madeira, 6-0, sr., 13.8; Cody Smith, Piketon, 6-2, sr., 19.1;Tom Herchek, Atwater Waterloo, 5-11, sr., 22.4; Riley Thomas, Cardington Lincoln, 5-11, jr., 23.1.

THIRD TEAM: Matthew McCollister, London Madison-Plains, 5-8, jr., 17.9; Derek Billing, Anna, 6-2, jr., 16.1; Kyle Webb, Chesapeake, 6-0, sr., 20.3; Blake Justice, Peebles, 6-2, soph., 24.6; Colton Sray, Wickliffe, 6-3, sr., 16.7; Stephon Seton, Rocky River Luth. W., 6-5, sr., 17.1; Anton Grady, Cle. Cent. Cath., 6-8, soph., 11.6; Josh Besancon, Creston Norwayne, 6-3, sr., 17.9.

Special Mention

Cameron Baker, Cols. Academy; Eli Morris, Milford Ctr. Fairbanks; Brandt Thieman, Beverly Ft. Frye; Ryan Jarvie, St. Clairsville; Colby MacMillan, Barnesville; Paul Honigford, Sugarcreek Garaway; Aaron Deister, Day. Christian; Kyle England, Carlisle; Travis Williams, Waynesville; Michael Lamb, Ironton; Chase Kratzenberg, South Point; Anthony Williams, Portsmouth; Bryant Gibson, Williamsport Westfall; Andy Stegman, Wheelersburg; Sean Smith, Minford; Greg Frost, Albany Alexander; Chall Montgomery, Cle. Cent. Cath.; Andrew Smith, Andover Pymatuning Val.; Josh Fisher, Rockford Parkway; Josh Vandemark, Hicksville; Austin Smith, N. Robinson Col. Crawford; Ben Gysin, E. Palestine; Lucas McKean, W. Salem Northwestern; Tyler Bates, Smithville; Eric Worthey, CVCA; Todd Medallis, Newton Falls.

Honorable Mention

Jordan Brabson, Piketon; Nathan Copley, Chesapeake; Cole Hatfield, Proctorville Fairland; Andrew Seaman, Peebles; Kirk Maxwell, Chillicothe Zane Trace; Zach Utley, Lucasville Val.; Tyler Jimison, Seaman N. Adams; Clay Roll, Frankfort Adena; Kyle Barnhouse, Albany Alexander;

Ryan Clark, Cols. Ready; Brad Harrah, Marion Pleasant; Kyle Rose, Morral Ridgedale; Skyler Simpson, Centerburg; Doug Ute, Marion Elgin;

Jarrod Arnold, Beverly Fort Frye; Jordan Barbina, Belmont Union Local; Ryan Feller, Bellaire; Levi Crozier, Bellaire; Jordan Burress, Martins Ferry; David Gerber, Sugarcreek Garaway; Chase Addy, Newcomerstown; Joe Collart, Lore City Buckeye Trail;

Wes Carlson, Cin. Hills Christian Acad.; Logan McCormick, Clinton-Massie; Clayton Nieport, Versailles; Nathan Snyder, Anna; Mark Maloney, Middletown Madison; Colton Mehlman, Hamilton Badin;

Anthony Hitchens, Lorain Clearview; Brandon Schmidt, Wellington; Anthony Ritossa, Kirtland; Devin Carter, Cle. VASJ; Bryan Morgan, Cle. VASJ;

Victor Fortkamp, St. Henry; Desi Kirkman, Lima Cent. Cath.; John Gerken, Defiance Tinora; Brock Bates, Metamora Evergreen; Chris Baldwin, Milan Edison; Tony Egbert, Gibsonburg;

Steve Zivoder, Garrettsville Garfield; Jerah’me Williams, Campbell Memorial; Nate Hodge, Campbell Memorial; Ryan Snyder, Louisville Aquinas; Marcus Fowler, Newton Falls; Alex Martin, Massillon Tuslaw; Kenny Goldstein, Wooster Triway; Corey Caldwell, Smithville; Joe Leyland, Atwater Waterloo.

—————

DIVISION IV

FIRST TEAM: Brian Hecker, Worthington Christian, 6-4, sr., 22.8; Tyler Tucci, Malvern, 6-2, sr., 24.8; Jake Davis, Cin. Seven Hills, 6-6, jr., 18.8; D.J. Cunningham, Waterford, 6-11, sr., 21.3; William Felder, Cle. Hts. Luth. E., 6-6, sr., 24.0; Brook Turson, Plymouth, 6-3, jr., 22.1; Nick Brown, Warren JFK, 6-7, sr., 22.7.

Players of the year: Tyler Tucci, Malvern; William Felder, Cle. Hts. Luth. E.

Coaches of the year: Drew Meister, Newark Cath.; Norm Persin, Oak Hill; Roger McClinton, Cle. Hts. Luth. E.

SECOND TEAM: Ethan Michael, Tol. Christian, 6-7, sr., 17.4; Brad Piehl, New Knoxville, 6-7, sr., 14.8; Cody Apthorpe, Windham, 6-5, sr., 21.5; Luke Roesch, Lanc. Fisher Cath., 6-7, sr., 19.1; Josh Agin, Zanes. Rosecrans, 6-2, sr., 18.0; Zac Schmitz, Sidney Lehman, 5-9, sr., 15.5; J.D. Hale, Oak Hill, 6-6, sr., 18.0; Aramis Greenwood, Fairport Harbor Harding, 5-10, jr., 23.0; Olonzo Johnson, Youngs. Christian, 6-3, sr., 19.0.

THIRD TEAM: Ben Huntsman, New Matamoras Frontier, 6-4, sr., 18.4; J.P. McFarland, S. Charleston SE, 6-5, jr., 14.6; Greg Kahlig, Ft. Recovery, 6-5, jr., 23.9; Chad Harvey, Ironton St. Joseph, 6-2, sr., 24.0; Vince Shanks, Latham Western, 6-5, sr., 19.2; Morgan Jones, Oberlin, 5-10, sr., 32.9; Lamar McKnight, Bedford Chanel, 6-5, sr., 16.4.

Special Mention

Matt Dawson, Newark Cath.; John Finnegan, Marion Cath.; Bryan Redic, Cols. Tree of Life; Colten Hostetler, Berlin Hiland; Nathan Butts, Shadyside; Craig Sewell, Strasburg-Franklin; Justin Teramana, Steub. Cath. Cent.; Adriean Payne, Day. Jefferson; Jess Chadwell, Georgetown; Ricardo Maxwell, Lockland; Kris Tibbs, Willow Wood Symmes Val.; Kyle Ondera, Oak Hill; Bryan Osborne, Beaver Eastern; Bryan Harris, Racine Southern; Matt Workman, Bainbridge Paint Valley; JoVaughn Brown, Bedford Chanel; Eric Horton, Cle. Horizon Science Acad.; Ladell Trotty, Cle. Hts. Luth. E.; Josh Lee, Pandora-Gilboa; Michael Dennis, Carey; Logan Wolfrum, Defiance Ayersville; Chad White, Mogadore; Shane Byler, Hartville Lake Ctr. Chr.; Josh Selway, Leetonia; Lance Ronghi, McDonald; Travis Moyer, Dalton.

Honorable Mention

Ryan Borden, Oak Hill; Bobby Smithson, Latham Western; Adam Mulford, Glouster Trimble; Cody Strahler, Waterford; Sean Coppick, Racine Southern; Jake Lynch, Reedsville Eastern; Jon Garrett, Sciotoville E.; Jarred Quinlan, Manchester; Steven Evans, Leesburg Fairfield; Dylan Hanson, Manchester;

Rhett Harris, Danville; Jeremy Hays, Cols. Tree of Life; Breaker Heller, Cols. Africentric; Derrelle Mathis, Cols. Harvest Prep; Nehemiah Trotter, Cols. Harvest Prep;

Dylan Kaufman, Berlin Hiland; Adam Wackerly, Malvern; Nikola Knezevic, Bowerston Conotton Val.; Justin Ross, New Matamoras Frontier; Justin Andes, Shadyside; Michael Carr, Bridgeport; Derek Takacs, Toronto; Michael Johnston, Wellsville;

Kenneth Gaynor, Middletown Christian; Tyler Greer, New Madison Tri-Village; Adam Kremer, Ansonia; Ryan Newsome, Yellow Springs; Cody Latimer, Day. Jefferson; Mark Frilling, Fort Loramie;

Shaquoi Duncan, Cle. Horizon Science Acad.; Arthur Jordan, Bedford Chanel; Bradley Stevenson, Cleveland Hts. Luth. E.; Elijah Clements, Willoughby Hills Cornerstone Christian; Danny Ward, Fairport Harbor Harding;

Jordan Jaggers, Stryker; T.J. Short, Antwerp; Quinn Nofziger, Pettisville; Cameron Hermiller, Delphos St. John’s; Jordan Basinger, Kalida; Steve Mutchler, Norwalk St. Paul; Ryan Vanderhorst, New Knoxville;

Josh Smith, E. Canton; Zell Bradley, E. Canton; Matthias Tayala, McDonald; J.T. Troyer, Dalton; Andrew Lowe, Orrville Kingsway Christian; Kenneth Hill, Canton Heritage Christian; John Pecchia, Youngs. Christian; Kevin Blinsky, Columbiana.