The girls basketball season came to a close last weekend with state championship games on Friday and Saturday at Lawlor Events Center. With a period being put on the season, the all-league squads were released leading into the state tournaments.
In the DI North, Reno, McQueen and Bishop Manogue all led the way with six selections. McQueen’s total includes Aaron Walton, who was named the High Desert League Coach of the Year.
Damonte Ranch had five selections (including Sierra League Coach of the Year Ed Shepard). North Valleys, Reed and Douglas had four selections. Three Carson and Galena players were received all-league honors. A pair of Wooster and Spanish Springs girls were honored. And one Hug player got the nod.
Reed sophomore Taylor Johson was the lone Rail City girl to be voted to a first team.
Fellow sophomore Serene Townsell-Williams and freshman Vanessa Hernandez were second-team selections. Freshman post player Tori Baer received honorable mention.
For Spanish Springs, juniors Kalli Prendergast and Anhelica Shanrock also received honorable mention.
HDL Coach of the Year: Aaron Walton, McQueen
Sierra League Coach of the Year: Ed Shepard, Damonte Ranch
HDL Player of the Year: Mallory McGwire (12), Reno
Sierra League Player of the Year: Katie Turner (11), Bishop Manogue
HDL First Team
Daranda Hinkey (12), Reno
Dominique Harding (11), Reno
Sadaria McAlister (12), McQueen
Kendra McAnioch (9), McQueen
Morgan Daniels (12), North Valleys
Passion Burrell (12), North Valleys
Taylor Johnson (10), Reed
Sierra League First Team
Malia Holt (11), Bishop Manogue
Tawni Henderson (12), Bishop Manogue
Morgan Waller (12), Damonte Ranch
Alexis Hunter (10), Damonte Ranch
Maddy Lowe (12), Douglas
Brianna Alvaravo (12), Carson
Leilani O’Daye (12), Wooster
HDL Second Team
Mikayla Shults (10), Reno
Kaitlyn Biassou (9), Reno
Haley Webber (11), McQueen
Izzy Warren (10), McQueen
Serene Townsell-Williams (10), Reed
Vanessa Hernandez (9), Reed
Samantha Dinan (12), North Valleys
Sierra League Second Team
Hannah Bingham (12), Bishop Manogue
Kyra Bruesewitz (12), Damonte Ranch
Meagan Carlson (12), Damonte Ranch
Janae Bluehors (9), Douglas
Hailey Hughes (9), Douglas
Lindy Lehnman (12), Carson
Kristen Ferrell (12), Galena
HDL Honorable Mention
Kalli Prendergast (11), Spanish Springs
Anhelica Shanrock (11), Spanish Springs
Holly White (12), McQueen
Tori Baer (9), Reed
McKain Murdock (11), Reno
Shanna Denis (11), North Valleys
Kelsey Grajeda (12), Hug
Sierra league Honorable Mention
Maddie Camacho (11), Bishop Manogue
Julia McElwee (10), Bishop Manogue
Ashley Brooks (12), Galena
Josie Peck (11), Galena
Alexa Moss (9), Douglas
Desiree Bounds (12), Wooster
Haley Garber (9), Carson
One Railroader honored
Sparks struggled to a one-win season this winter but sophomore Angie Hurtado was still recognized. Hurtado, who was the DI-A North girls soccer player of the year in the fall, received honorable mention.
Excel Christian blanked
The Warriors also grinded out a one-win season but they were shut out on postseason accolades.