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Coaches pick district cage all-stars

JACKSON – The coaches in District 13 have made their choices.

Tuesday, March 20, 2001

JACKSON – The coaches in District 13 have made their choices. A total of 20 boys and 14 girls were honored in the voting conducted by the District 13 basketball coaches.

Headlining the list was Chesapeake’s 6-foot-6 senior center Anthony Delimpo who was named the Division III Player of the Year with Norm Persin the Coach of the Year.

The Panthers landed seniors Josh Waugh, Bobby Barbour, and Zeb Best on the second team.

Persin guided the Panthers to a 19-1 regular season record, a record sixth-straight Ohio Valley Conference title, and a fifth-place ranking in the Associated Press poll.

South Point senior Jarred Perdue and junior Shane Holsinger were first team selections along with Coal Grove senior Ryan Young.

Rock Hill sophomore David Schug was a first team pick. The other two first team choices were Belpre juniors Pat Klein and Nick Morey.

On the special mention list were Ironton seniors Josh Harmon, Chris Haney, and Isaac Hannon, and junior Tommy Lutz. Coal Grove senior Joe Sark was a special team choice.

Symmes Valley and Eastern Meigs dominated in Division IV.

Vikings senior Justin Myers was a first team selection and Alvin Carpenter was voted the Coach of the Year for guiding the team to a school record for wins at 15-5, his first season as a head coach.

Seniors Adam Corn and Brad Carpenter along with sophomore Drew Hunt were special mention.

St. Joe Flyers junior swingman Bill Dressel was a second team selection.

Eastern Meigs had seniors Matt Simpson and Joe Brown on the first team, senior Chad Nelson second team, and junior Chris Lyons special mention.

Wade Martin of Athens was the Player of the Year in Division I-I I voting. Fairland senior Josh Dunfee was a second team pick and senior J. W. Jones special mention.

Vincent Warren’s Blane Maddox was the Coach of the Year.

For the girls, Rock Hill junior Jordan Edwards was a first team choice and senior Bobbie Clark a second teamer.

South Point senior Whitney Morrison was special mention.

Jackson swept the awards as Beth Howe was the Player of the Year and Tony DeStephen the top coach.

In Division III, Ironton senior Jessica Ensor , Fairland junior Jeana Diamond, and Chesapeake freshman Lisa Perry were first team picks.

On the second team were Ironton junior Noelle Mains, Fairland senior Ashley Harris, and Chesapeake junior Erin Sutphin.

Named special mention were Ironton senior Sarah Herman, Coal Grove senior Desiree Butler, and Fairland junior Brooke Fisher.

Player of the Year was Josie Karr of Alexander and Oak Hill’s Doug Hall was voted the top coach.

Symmes Valley junior Keren Bell was a first team choice in Division IV while senior Jessica Myers was special mention.

The Player of the Year was Eastern’s Amber Baker while the Coach of the Year went to Eastern’s Paul Brannon.