Area athletes earn Ozark 7 post-season basketball awards
The Southwest Trojans and Lady Trojans, both champions of the Ozark 7 Conference, landed 10 athletes on the All-Conference basketball teams announced last week.
James Pettit, a Southwest senior, was named Player of the Year for the boys' division. Michaela Mitchell, also a Southwest senior, earned Player of the Year honors in the girls' division.
Southwest's Jess Ross and Brad Phillips, both in their first seasons as head coaches at Southwest and both undefeated in conference play, were named Coach of the Year, respectively, in their divisions.
Exeter's Kong Lee and Wheaton's Jory Bartkoski earned were first team honorees on the boys team.
Purdy's Cameron Terry, Katie Hughes and Mattie White gather first team awards for the black and yellow.
The complete list is as follows.
Player of the Year: James Pettit, Southwest.
Jory Bartkoski, Wheaton; Shaw Robertson, McAuley; Jordan Epling, Southwest; Seth Losack, Verona; Cameron Terry, Purdy; and Kong Lee, Exeter.
Justin Yeary, Wheaton; Brent Cornman, Purdy; Josh Cutberth, Southwest; Ascencion Estrada, Verona; and Justin Brown, Thomas Jefferson.
Tyler Thurman, Thomas Jefferson; Cole Lowry, McAuley; Colton Stringer, Exeter; Keevin Walker, Purdy; and Tyler Musick, Wheaton.
Coach of the Year: Jess Ross, Southwest.
|Player of the Year: Michaela Mitchell, Southwest.|
Mattie White, Purdy; Nicole Ickes, Southwest; Taylor Mettlack, Southwest; Taylor Pinkly, Verona; Katie Hughes, Purdy.
|Shelby Barsotti, Verona; Rayana Fare, Exeter; Shannon Mitchell, Southwest; Montana Hendrix, Southwest; Desirie Ennes, Purdy.|
|Logan Senters, Exeter; Jamie Shrum, Southwest; Katie Swindle, Southwest; Billie House, Purdy; and Jayse Henderson, Purdy.|
|Coach of the Year: Brad Phillips, Southwest.|