Area Athletes Named to LJS and OWH All State Basketball Teams

The Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World Herald each released its all state basketball selections for the 2021-22 season.  Broken Bow’s Kya Scott was a girls Class C1 second team selection by both publications.  Scott averaged 10 points and 6 rebounds per game this season.  Scott helped lead Broken Bow to its 5th consecutive Southwest Conference tournament title this season, its second consecutive district championship, and its second straight trip to the NSAA girls state tournament.  The Broken Bow senior capped off a tremendous career by setting the school record for most points scored in a career.  Anselmo-Merna’s Jaide Chandler was a Class D2 second team selection by both publications.  Chandler average 13.4 points and 7 rebounds per game this season.  Chandler helped lead the Lady Coyotes to a district championship and their first state tournament appearance since 2006.  The Anselmo-Merna senior also went over 1,000 points for her career this season.

Clayton Moore of Mullen was a boys Class D2 first team selection by both publications. Moore had an outstanding season averaging 19.6 points and 9 rebounds per game. Moore helped lead Mullen to the MNAC boys tournament title, a district championship, and an appearance at the NSAA boys state basketball tournament. Burwell’s Dillon Critel was a boys Class D1 first team selection by both publications. Critel averaged 25 points and 6 rebounds per game as he helped lead the Longhorns to a district championship and a third place finish at the NSAA state tournament. Carter Mann of Burwell was a second team all state selection by both publications averaging 15 points and 9 rebounds per game.

Honorable Mention
Class C1
Broken Bow—Kailyn Scott, Joscelyn Coleman, MaKinley Tobey, Halle McCaslin (OWH and LJS)
Cozad—Megan Dyer (OWH and LJS), Makaia Baker (LJS)
Gothenburg—Ellarey Harm, Kynlee Strauser, Aubrey O’Hare, Ashlyn Richeson (OWH and LJS)

Class C2
Arcadia/Loup City—Halie Kaslon (OWH and LJS)
Burwell—Nikia Williams, Cora Gideon (OWH and LJS)
South Loup—Megan Donegan, Taylor Ross, Ava Pandorf (OWH and LJS)

Class D1
Sandhills Valley: Jaylen Fowler (OWH and LJS) / Abigale Nicholson (LJS), / Sadie Dimmitt, Keali Florea (OWH)
S-E-M—Mikah O’Neill, Abbie Rohde, Faith Hernandez (OWH and LJS) / Adilyn McFarland (LJS)
Twin Loup—Alexis Mauler, Kathy Folkers, Elsie Outtun (OWH and LJS)

Class D2
Anselmo-Merna—Shaylyn Safranek; Hadlee Safranek, RayLee Downing (OWH and LJS) / Macy Miller, Makenna Miller, Carlee Bartak (OWH)
Ansley/Litchfield: Kaylee Rohde, Carli Bailey (OWH)
Mullen—Taylor Svoboda, Shelby Welsh (OWH and LJS) / Whitney Jennings, Jordyn McDowell, Peyton Paxton (OWH)
Sandhills/Thedford—Tenley Rasmussen, Cylee Jameson, Dayle Haake (OWH and LJS)

Honorable Mention
Class C1
Broken Bow: Keegan Baxter, Austin Harvey (LJS)
Cozad: Cash Chytka, Nathan Engel, Jacob Weathley, Nolan Wetovick (LJS)
Gothenburg: Wes Geiken, Bronson Long, Trey Stevens (OWH and LJS) Kooper Koehn, Carson Rhodes (OWH)

Class C2
Arcadia-Loup City: Vince Eurek (OWH)

Class D1
Anselmo-Merna: Wyat Lambertson, Dalton Duryea (OWH)
Ansley-Litchfield: Calvin Finley, Caden Holm (OWH and LJS) / Leyton Rohde (OWH)
Sandhills Valley: Cole Kramer, Ethan Nicholson (OWH and LJS)
S-E-M: Kellen Eggelston, Creyton Line (OWH and LJS)
South Loup: Trey Connell, Cache Gracey (OWH and LJS)
Twin Loup : Quincey Ryker (OWH)

Class D2
Mullen: Trevor Kuncl (OWH and LJS)
Sandhills-Thedford: Dane Pokorny (LJS)