Area Athletes and Coach Receive Post Season Honors

The Nebraska Coaches Association has announced its all state selections for the following fall sports – boys tennis, girls golf, and cross country. Trevor Kuncl and Peyton Paxton of Mullen received all state recognition from the organization in cross country. Kuncl, a senior, was the silver medalist at the Class D boys state cross country championships this year posting a time of 16:55.8. Paxton, a freshman, placed third in the Class D girls state cross country championships in a time of 20:14.

Broken Bow cross country coach Jason Daffer was also honored this week. Daffer was recognized as the Southwest Conference boys cross country coach of the year. The Broken Bow boys cross country team won the Southwest Conference cross country meet for the second year in a row this season and placed 6th overall as a team at the state cross country championship. Shawn Wheelock was named the Southwest Conference girls coach of the year.

Lynzi Becker of Cozad was an all state selection by the NCA in girls golf. Becker finished as the runner-up at the Class C girls golf state championships with a two day total of 160. The state meet was played at Elks Country Club in Columbus.