ICC stars selected
Many area athletes were recognized recently when the Inter-County Conference released its all-star teams for the 2018-19 winter sports season.
In boys basketball, Juniata Valley’s Quinn Zinbobile and Cameron Collins, along with Bellwood-Antis’ Nathan Wolfe and Mason Yingling, as well as Glendale’s Josh Potutschnig, were selected in the boys North Division.
Everett’s Jared Colledge and Elijah Treece and Tussey Mountain’s Chad Morningstar and Matt Leonard were named to the South Division team.
Honorable mentions for the boys team were Glendale’s Ryan Sinclair, Northern Bedford’s Caleb Diehl and Claysburg-Kimmel’s Alex Kulick and Kyle Glass.
In girls basketball, local athletes claimed 13 of the 16 spots. Defending PIAA Class 2A champion Bellwood-Antis was represented by Riley D’Angelo and Alli Campbell in the North Division, and Juniata Valley’s Halee Smith and Hayden Taylor were also on the North team.
Rounding out the North were Emily Claar and Megan Hartman of Claysburg-Kimmel and Emma Kitko and Chloe Blake of Moshannon Valley.
In the South Division, Tussey Mountain scored three members in Meghan Molosky, Alexis Weimert and Sophie Brumbaugh, while Everett was represented by Madison Hicks and Kaitlyn Maxwell.
Girls team honorable mentions include Bellwood’s Sakeria Haralson, Juniata Valley’s Avery Taylor and Williamsburg’s Alexi McMonagle.
Newly-crowned PIAA wrestling champion Brock McMillen of Glendale scored 48 points to finish second in the polling for the ICC wrestling all-stars behind Mount Union’s state runner-up, Jake Ryan (49). McMillen is one of 18 area wrestlers out of 23 total athletes that make up the team.
Glendale is also represented by Cory Johnson (43 points, PIAA sixth place), Suds Dubler (40 points, PIAA qualifier) and Garrett Misiura (33 points, regional qualifier).
Everett’s Garrett Cornell (41 points, PIAA fifth place) headed a four-man contingent on the team for the Warriors along with PIAA qualifier Shane Clark (32) and regional qualifiers Macen Akers (35) and Evan Brennan (34).
Northern Bedford’s Austin Mowry (37 points, PIAA qualifier) and Alex Fouse (33 points, regional qualifier) also made the cut.
Tussey Mountain has four on the team, including regional qualifers Hunter Horton (35), Brady Villa (34) and Cole Weist (34), along with PIAA qualifier Damon Lemin (30).
Rounding out the team are PIAA qualifier Trentin Whaley (31) of Bellwood-Antis and regional qualifier Alex Richner (32) of Moshannon Valley.