COLUMBUS -- The 2008-09 Associated Press East All-District basketball teams for Division III were released last week. Selections are based on the recommendations of a media panel.
Newcomerstown's Chase Addy was chosen for second team honors. The 6-1 senior averaged 16.2 points a game to lead the Trojans. Picking up third team status were 6-3 senior Jared Kreitzer of Ridgewood and 6-1 senior Jordan Frey of Indian Valley. Kreitzer averaged 13.2 points per game while Frey finished with 13.0.
Honorable mention went to 5-11 senior J.C. Rine of Newcomerstown, 6-0 sophomore Thomas Ellis of Ridgewood, and 6-2 senior Randson Burdette of Indian Valley.
Players of the year for Division III was Sandy Valley's Jordan Tozzi, Union Local's Joby Barr, and Shenandoah's Cody Johnson. Coaches of the year were Ben Porter (Union Local) and Dan Liedtke (Fort Frye).
In the girl's division, Newcomerstown's Steph Felton earned second team accolades. Felton, a 5-8 sophomore, averaged 10 points a game for the Trojans.
Earning honorable mention were three Ridgewood players, including senior Ashley Patterson along with juniors Courtney Babcock and Maggie Nagle.
Players of the year were Monroe Central's Aleisha Guiler and Ginny Petties of Steubenville Catholic Central. Troy Baker of Monroe Central was coach of the year.
First Team: Joby Barr, Belmont Union Local, 6-2, sr., 18.5; Brandt Thieman, Beverly Fort Frye, 6-3, sr., 17.4; Ryan Jarvie, St. Clairsville, 6-0, sr., 13.5; Colby MacMillan, Barnesville, 6-2, sr., 15.8; Jordan Tozzi, Sandy Valley, 6-0, sr., 20.9; Paul Honigford, Garaway, 6-8, soph., 13.9; Cody Johnson, Sarahsville Shenandoah, 6-0, sr., 17.7.
Second Team: Jarrod Arnold, Beverly Fort Frye, 6-0, sr., 14.1; Jordan Barbina, Belmont Union Local, 6-1, sr., 15.5; Ryan Feller, Bellaire, 6-0, jr., 17.5; Levi Crozier, Bellaire, 6-0, jr., 16.5; Jordan Burress, Martins Ferry, 6-2, jr., 12.5; David Gerber, Garaway, 6-4, sr., 10.9; Chase Addy, Newcomerstown, 6-1, sr., 16.2; Joe Collart, Lore City Buckeye Trail, 6-3, sr., 16.7.
Third Team: Wes Rataiczak, Sarahsville Shenandoah, 6-3, jr., 11.1; Cody Nelson, Lore City Buckeye Trail, 6-3, jr., 11.7; Jordan Frey, Indian Valley, 6-1, sr., 13.0; Jared Kreitzer, Ridgewood, 6-3, sr., 13.2; Mikey Habig, Woodsfield Monroe Central, 6-4, sr., 13.5; Phil Gross, St. Clairsville, 6-1, sr., 10.0.
Area Honorable Mention: Zack Baker, Randson Burdette, Indian Valley; Hunter Shaw, Brennan Mullet, Garaway; Cody Welker, Zack Ray, Corey Hormell, Sandy Valley; J.C. Rine, Newcomerstown; Thomas Ellis, Ridgewood; Zac Page, Tuscarawas Valley; Christian Taylor, Coshocton.
First Team: Aleisha Guiler, Woodsfield Monroe Central, 5-10, sr., 20.3; Ginny Petties, Steub. Cath., 5-9, sr., 19.2; Kenzie Kaufman, Garaway, 5-10, sr., 13.8; Courtney Coleman, Martins Ferry, 5-6, sr., 15.7; Megan Kowalczyk, Bellaire, 5-9, sr., 17.8; Brittany Farnsworth, Sarahsville Shenandoah, 6-2, sr., 14.1; Heidi Hines, Barnesville, 5-8, soph., 16.8; Sarah Brown, Tuscarawas Valley, 5-9, jr., 15.3.
Second Team: Kelly Petchal, Steub. Cath. Cent., 5-7, sr., 10.2; Chelsea Doutt, Lore City Buckeye Trail, 5-6, sr., 11.0; Alexa Abrams, Lore City Buckeye Trail, 5-9, soph., 11.0; Steph Felton, Newcomerstown, 5-8, soph., 10.0; Ashley Okey, Beverly Fort Frye, 5-7, jr., 12.4; Kristen Troyer, Garaway, 5-5, jr., 11.0; Danielle Grooms, Sandy Valley, 5-9, jr., 14.4.; Sara Tucker, Tuscarawas Valley, 5-6, jr., 11.6.
Area Honorable Mention: Shay Counts, Coshocton; Sarah Bardall, Trish Seilhamer, Garaway; Carli Nicholson, Sandy Valley; Shannon Watson, Tuscarawas Valley; Ashley Patterson, Courtney Babcock, Maggie Nagle, Ridgewood; Madison Richards, Harrison Central.