Minatare gridders garner all-state honors: Area athletes make all-conference, district teams
     2013-12-05      By Terry Gaston    sports@geringcitizen.com
A trio of Minatare football players who gained Six-Man all-state honors headline the latest list of postseason honorees from the fall high school sports season.

Minatare junior Javier Guerrero and sophomore Yovan Perez were both selected as honorable mention offensive players, while Indians junior Juan Garfio made the honorable mention defensive list.

Sioux County had three first-team offensive selections, including Offensive Player of the Year Nathan Woodrum at quarterback. Woodrum, a junior, also was the first-team kicker, and sophomore Garrett Ellis made the first-team offense at end.

The Warriors also have a first-team defensive pick in senior lineman Josh Kling and a second-team defensive selection in junior Kyle Westover.

All-conference teams for the Western Conference, and football teams from the Western Trails Conference and District C2-10 also have been released.

Western Conference

Among the all-Western Conference volleyball team selections are Gering junior Kaylee Spreier and senior Savannah Walker; Mitchell seniors Taylor Peters and Mikaela Karpen and junior McKenna Zulkoski; and Scottsbluff senior Makayla Castro.

Honorable mention picks include Gering seniors Kelsea Prieels and Katie O’Boyle, Mitchell juniors Aspen Reifschneider and Kady Lower; and Scottsbluff sophomore Chesney Walker and senior Amy Colburn.

All-Western Conference football players include Gering seniors Gage Smith, Justin Brester and Elijah Timblin. Scottsbluff seniors Andrew Aratani, Beau Lofink and Dan Rohrer, and juniors Ty Benson and Jackson Hinze also earned all-conference honors, as did Mitchell senior Adam Schlotthauer and sophomore Drew Gilliland.

Honorable mention picks from Gering are seniors Ryan Schwartzkopf, Dillon DeMott, Dylan Wetherington and Blake Frye. From Scottsbluff are seniors Jacob Delzer, CameronPresher and Blake Wills, and junior Tristan Donelson.

Mitchell honorable mention selections are junior Garrett Sterkel, sophomores Braydon Wiedeman and Wyatt McMillen, and senior Nick Harriger.

Gering had six Western Conference softball team honorees, including four all-conference selections in juniors Jessica Rogers, Brooke Doggett, Mikayla Butler and Ciera Booker. Senior Alexa Longoria and junior Isabel Thompson are bulldogs who made the honorable mention list.

Scottsbluff had three all-conference selections in juniors Barbara Calvert and Hannah Brown and senior Mikka Salazar. Bearcat sophomores Michelle Becker and Zoe Holscher were honorable mention picks.

Western Trails Conference, District C2-10 honorees

Three Bayard players, two from Morrill and one Mitchell player earned all-conference honors on the Western Trails Conference football team.

Bayard seniors Richard Kadayso, Trenton Applegate and David Schuler were joined by Morrill senior Colten Miller and junior Matt Hessler and Mitchell senior Adam Schlotthauer as all-WTC selections.

Making the honorable mention list are Bayard seniors Zac Rice and Michael Alfaro, Mitchell sophomore Drew Gilliland and junior garrett Sterkel, and Morrill junior Victor Valles and sophomore Garrett Zwiebel.

The WTC also recognized Bayard assistant coach Doug Brandt, who is retiring after 30 years of coaching.

On the District C2-10 offensive team, Bayard had lineman selections in Applegate and Kadayso and Schuler at wide receiver. Defensively, Alfaro and junior Tristan Hunter were picked as linebackers and Rice made the list as a defensive back.

Bayard senior Rugby Miller and junior Bryce Hargens were honorable mention picks.

2013 All-Western Conference Volleyball Team

Alliance – Kennedy Cyza, Junior.

Mitchell – Taylor Peters, Senior; Mikaela Karpen, Senior; McKenna Zulkoski, Junior.

Gering – Kaylee Spreier, Junior; Savannah Walker, Senior.

Scottsbluff – Makayla Castro, Senior.

Sidney – Abbi Porter, Senior; Cody Rowley, Senior.

Chadron – Maaryn Davis, Senior; Peyton Hinn, Senior; Ashlea Kerr, Senior.

Honorable Mention

Alliance – Emily Jensen, Junior; Kami Felker, Freshman.

Mitchell – Aspen Reifschneider, Junior; Kady Lower, Junior.

Gering – Kelsea Prieels, Senior; Katie O’Boyle, Senior.

Scottsbluff – Chesney Walker, Sophomore; Amy Colburn, Senior.

Sidney – Sarah Mahr, Senior; Maddi Porter, Freshman.

Chadron – Jayden Garrett, Sophomore; Chandler Hageman, Sophomore.

2013 All-Western Conference Football Team

Scottsbluff – Andrew Aratani, Senior; Beau Lofink, Senior; Ty Benson, Junior; Dan Rohrer, Senior; Jackson Hinze, Junior.

Gering -- Gage Smith, Senior; Justin Brester, Senior; Elijah Timblin, Senior.

Sidney – Logan Lewis, Senior; Tucker Wintholz, Senior; Jake Sager, Junior; Chance Anglin, Junior; Lane Harvey, Junior; Lucas Rosenbaum, Senior.

Mitchell – Adam Schlotthauer, Senior; Drew Gilliland, Sophomore.

Chadron – Tristan Stein, Senior; Spencer Eliason, Senior; Jackson Dickerson, Junior; Cooper Cogdill, Senior; Keenan Johnson, Junior; Lane Jerisild, Junior.

Alliance – Josh Matulka, Senior; Trevor Kamerzell, Senior; Sage DuBray, Junior; Kolton Dubs, Senior.

Honorable Mention

Scottsbluff – Jacob Delzer, Senior; Tristan Donelson, Junior; Cameron Presher, Senior; Blake Wills, Senior.

Gering – Ryan Schwartzkopf, Senior; Dillon DeMott, Senior; Dylan Wetherington, Senior; Blake Frye, Senior.

Sidney – Kevin Jurgensen, Junior; Michael Deaver, Senior; Tyler Wintholz, Sophomore; Michael Sukup, Senior.

Mitchell – Garrett Sterkel, Junior; Braydon Wiedeman, Sophomore; Nick Harriger, Senior; Wyatt McMillen, Sophomore.

Chadron – Alex Fritzler, Junior; Willy Cogdill, Junior; Vonsinh Sayaloune, Junior; Jacob Bargen, Senior.

Alliance – Cody Robinson, Junior; Donald Red Nest, Senior; Austin Davidson, Senior; Cameron Nagaki, Junior.

2013 All-Western Conference Softball Team

Gering – Jessica Rogers, Junior; Brooke Doggett, Junior; Mikayla Butler, Junior; Ciera Booker, Junior.

Alliance – Brianna Ridenour, Senior; Rachel Schoeneman, Senior.

Scottsbluff – Barbara Calvert, Junior; Mikka Slazar, Senior; Hannah Brown, Junior.

Chadron – Kaylee Gaswick, Senior; Jenny Van Vleet, Senior; Ashtyn Nelson, Senior.

Honorable Mention

Alliance – Josie Seidler, Senior; Lexi Garrett, Junior.

Scottsbluff – Michelle Becker, Sophomore; Zoe Holscher, Sophomore.

Gering – Alexa Longoria, Senior; Isabel Thompson, Junior.

Chadron – Danea Ray, Senior; Mikki Hastings, Sophomore.

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