Wheaton players receive honors
After an outstanding season in which their Wheaton Bulldogs basketball team won a district title before bowing out in the Class 2 playoffs to the eventual state champions from Billings, Sean Goostree, Jory Bartkoski and Bubba Galvan all received postseason honors.
Goostree, a senior, was named a KURM Dream Team member, Ozark 7 All-Conference, Class 2 all-district and all-state selection.
Goostree averaged 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists per game this year for the Bulldogs. He also hit a milestone mark, scoring over 1,000 points in his career at Wheaton.
"Sean was a great basketball player and a great leader for our team this year," said Wheaton head coach Rusty Roe. "He led our team in scoring as well as in assists. He is a very unselfish player, but understands when it's his time to take over a game. There are not many players around who understand the game of basketball as well as Sean Goostree does."
Bartkoski, a junior, was also honored as a KURM Dream Team member, Ozark 7 All-Conference second team honoree and Class 2 all-district first team selection. Bartkoski averaged 13.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, two steals and two assists per game.
"Jory helped us tremendously by being versatile inside and outside," said Roe. "He played every position for us on the offensive and defensive end of the floor. Anytime that you have an athlete that can do so much you are going to have some success as a team."
Galvan, a senior, was named to the honorable mention Ozark 7 All-Conference squad. Galvan averaged 8 points, four rebounds and two steals per game. His relentless drive and hustle set the tone for Wheaton's push to a district title.
"Bubba is a tremendous athlete that made our team go," said Roe. "His efforts on the offensive and defensive end of the floor helped get the rest of the team going."