Local school rake in honors

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Wheaton’s Monica Hinojosa was one of several area players named to the Ozark 7 All-Conference basketball team. Jared Lankford/sports@cassville-democrat.com

Ozark 7 Conference names top hoopsters

The Ozark 7 Conference named its top basketball players last week with the release of its All-Conference squads.

Local schools picking up honors include:

• Exeter: Lindsey Nelson, Corey Hilburn and Kris Allen

• Wheaton: Zoie Simpson, Lily Ray, Monica Hinojosa, Allison Whitman, Chad Meyer and Jack Mitchell

• Verona: Paige Bower, Carolina Castillo and Jadien Carrasquillo

The complete list is as follows:

Girls

Player of the Year: Emmy Colin, College Heights

First Team

Paige Bauer, Verona

Kayleigh Teeter, McAuley Catholic

Grace Bishop, College Heights

Zoie Simpson, Wheaton

Taylor Schiefelbein, McAuley Catholic

Second Team

Klohe Burk, College Heights

Kyndal Scott, Golden City

Kennedy DeRuy, McAuley Catholic

Carolina Castillo, Verona

Sydney Stamps, Thomas Jefferson

Honorable Mention

Lily Ray, Wheaton

Kaylee Veach, Golden City

Monica Hinojosa, Wheaton

Catie Secker, College Heights

Allison Whitman, Wheaton

Lindsey Nelson, Exeter

Coach of the Year: John Blankenship, College Heights

Conference Standings

College Heights: 6-0

McAuley Catholic: 5-1

Golden City: 3-3

Verona: 3-3

Wheaton: 3-3

Thomas Jefferson: 1-5

Exeter: 0-6

Boys

Player of the Year: Arlo Stump, Golden City

First Team

Connor Burton, College Heights

Chase Kellenberger, Thomas Jefferson

Lane Dunlap, Golden City

Daniel Wagner, McAuley Catholic

Jaiden Carasquillo, Verona

Second Team

Miller Long, College Heights

Corey Hilburn, Exeter

Chain Parrill, Golden City

Dylan Dean-Heck, Thomas Jefferson

Jack Mitchell, Wheaton

Honorable Mention

Thomas Black, McAuley Catholic

Jacob Bogar, College Heights

Dhruv Gheewala, Thomas Jefferson

Kris Allen, Exeter

Chad Meyer, Wheaton

Brock Conklin, Thomas Jefferson

Coach of the Year: Michael Reeves, Golden City

Conference Standings

Golden City: 6-0

Thomas Jefferson: 5-1

Wheaton: 4-2

College Heights: 3-3

Verona: 2-4

McAuley Catholic: 1-5

Exeter: 0-6

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