The Grand Island Independent has released its “All Heartland” girls basketball teams for the 2018-19 season. Emma Hoffschneider of Burwell was a first team selection. The 5′ 11″ senior averaged 15.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game leading the Longhorns to a 17-6 record this season and finished with over 1,000 points for her career. Hoffschneider is joined on the first team by Whitney Brown (Northwest), Gabby Moser (Central City), Katie Roach (Doniphan Trumbull), and Megan Woods (GICC).
Broken Bow’s Kali Staples was selected to the “All Heartland” fourth team. Staples led the team in assists and averaged 7.8 points per game as the Lady Indians claimed the Southwest Conference championship and advanced to the C1-5 district championship game highlighting a season that saw them finish 20-6 overall.
Several area athletes received honorable mention for this year’s “All Heartland” teams. Check out the full list below
Adams Central: Jessica Babcock, Fr.; Libby Trausch, Fr. Arcadia/Loup City: Nadia VanSlyke, Jr.; Mariah Marks, Jr. Boone Central/Newman Grove: Carsen Grape, Sr. Broken Bow: Majesta Valasek, Jr.; Kya Scott, Fr. Burwell: Katie Watts, Sr.; Carlie Helgoth, So. Central City: Taryn Wagner, So.; Jade Erickson, So. Central Valley: Brylee Barr, Sr.; Colby Grossart, Sr. Centura: Kaleigh Johnson, Sr. Cross County: Erica Stratman, So.; Cortlyn Schaefer, So. Doniphan-Trumbull: Kalee Wiltfong, Sr.; Logan Poppe, Sr. Elba: Kenna Graves, Jr.; Angel McKoski, Fr. Fullerton: Sydney Cook, Jr.; Stormy Herman, Jr. Gibbon: Baylee Rocefeller, Jr.; Yahyda Castaneda, So. Giltner: Brooke Good, Sr.; Mary Wiles, Sr. Grand Island Senior HIgh: Kiara McInturf, Sr.; Ria Chavez, Jr. Hampton: Jacey Klassen, Sr.; Alexis Gyhra, Sr. Hastings St. Cecilia: Tori Thomas, Jr.; Makenna Asher, Jr.; Gracie Daly, Sr. Heartland: Odessa Ohrt, Jr.; Cassidy Siebert, So. Heartland Lutheran: Calie Hiegel, Sr.; Jessica Zehendner, So. High Plains: Sydney Strobel, Sr.; Brooke Bannister, So. Kenesaw: Hannah Schnitzler, Sr.; Ashley Uden, Sr. Nebraska Christian: Adrienne Falk, Sr. Carsyn Ostrand, Sr. Northwest: Megan Cooper, Sr.; Whitney Jensen, Sr.; Shanae Suttles, So. Ord: Megan Benton, So.; Lydia Hill, Sr. Palmer: Gracie Hillmer, Fr.; Allie Kunze, Jr. Riverside: Morgan Haschke, Sr.; Alix Bloom, Sr. Spalding Academy: Kelly Kleffner, Sr.; Elizabeth Bauer, Sr.. St. Edward: Alyssa Reardon, Fr.; Lacie Crise, Jr. St. Paul: Olivia Poppert, Fr. Twin River: Halle Konz, Sr.; Gabrielle Wieck, Sr. Wood River: Joci Rauert, Sr.; Ainsley Stewart, Sr.