2 Raiders, 2 Marauders on all-TVC-Ohio girls


By Paul Boggs - pboggs@civitasmedia.com



River Valley senior Leia Moore (23) releases a shot attempt over an Oak Hill defender as RVHS coach Sarah Evans-Moore, right, looks on during a January 4 non-conference girls basketball contest in Bidwell, Ohio.


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Two players apiece from the Meigs Marauders and River Valley Raiders were among the honorees on the 2015-16 all-Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division girls basketball team, which has been announced.

Both of the Lady Marauders were freshmen, while the Lady Raiders’ two representatives were seniors.

Meigs and River Valley joined Athens as having two players picked, while Wellston was limited to only one all-league choice.

Meanwhile, the TVC-Ohio tri-champions — Alexander, Nelsonville-York and Vinton County — all landed four all-league selections apiece.

Vinton County and Nelsonville-York shared the TVC-Ohio’s top individual accolades, with Vinton County capturing the Player of the Year while sharing the Coach of the Year.

Michaela Puckett of Vinton County, a three-time all-TVC-Ohio honoree, was tabbed as the league’s POY.

The COY was split between Rod Bentley of Vinton County and Doug Whiteman of Nelsonville-York.

Alexander, Vinton County and Nelsonville-York all went 10-2 in winning the league, while Athens, River Valley and Meigs all tied at 4-8.

Wellston, with freshman Sydney Mullins as its only all-league pick, was winless at 0-12.

River Valley was represented by seniors Leia Moore and Shelby Brown, as Moore repeated to the all-league list from a year ago.

This season completes only the Raiders’ second year in the TVC-Ohio.

The Meigs freshmen making all-conference were Kassidy Betzing and Madison Fields.

Representing Athens are seniors Sophie Miller and Alexis McCollum, as McCollum is a repeat member to the squad.

Joining Puckett from Vinton County was fellow senior Jalen Hale, as Hale too repeated to the club.

Also making the list for the Vikings were sophomores Samy Thompson and Erin Jones.

Alexander is represented by three juniors and one freshman, as Rachael Richardson was the Spartans’ lone frosh.

Her older sister — Leah Richardson — repeated to the list, and joined Puckett as the only three-time honorees (2013-14 and 2014-15 also).

Jala Mace repeated for Alexander, while this was the first selection for fellow junior Nicole Hudnall.

Kaitlyn Hurd headlined the four Nelsonville-York picks, as the senior repeated — along with sophomore Jessie Addis.

Samantha Taylor — a junior — and Sidney Fick — a sophomore — rounded out the Buckeyes’ all-league girls.

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River Valley senior Leia Moore (23) releases a shot attempt over an Oak Hill defender as RVHS coach Sarah Evans-Moore, right, looks on during a January 4 non-conference girls basketball contest in Bidwell, Ohio.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_3.16-RV-Moore.jpgRiver Valley senior Leia Moore (23) releases a shot attempt over an Oak Hill defender as RVHS coach Sarah Evans-Moore, right, looks on during a January 4 non-conference girls basketball contest in Bidwell, Ohio. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

By Paul Boggs

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