Player of the Year — Aubree Dewey 5-6 jr. Plainville
One of the most prolific scorers in the state, Dewey put up 28.3 points per game in her junior season. The 5-6 guard added 6.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 4.2 steals per game.
She reached double figures in every game on the season, scoring 30 points or more 12 times. She went off for 47 points in a 67-55 win over Ellinwood.
Dewey had a seven-game stretch late in the season where she scored at least 28 points in every game over that span. She was also a first-team All-Area selection last year.
Tiffany Dortland 5-8 sr. Russell
Dortland was a model of consistency for the Broncos, scoring in double figures in all but one game during a standout senior season. She led Russell to an 18-5 mark and a sub-state final appearance.
Dortland averaged 20.9 points per game. She had a tremendous showing in the sub-state tournament, averaging 27.3 points per game. She went for 32 in the sub-state opener against Lyons, 25 in the semifinal against TMP-Marian and 22 points in a two-point loss to Norton in the final.
She dropped a career-high 39 points during a regular season game against Ellinwood.
Savannah Schneider 5-8 sr. Hays High
Schneider was the main catalyst on the offensive and defensive ends during a solid 14-8 season for the Indians. The 5-8 senior guard led the team with 13.3 points per game and also recorded a team-best 2.4 steals.
Schneider had several big games throughout the year, scoring 25 against Scott City and 26 against Salina Central. She had 17 double-digit games on the season.
Schneider was a first-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection. The Indians reached the sub-state final before taking a five-point loss to Goddard.
Lili Shubert 5-8 so. Trego
Shubert was a big reason why the Golden Eagles were able to break through for a 20-win season and place fourth in Class 2A tournament.
The 5-8 sophomore capped off her standout year with an impressive showing in the state tournament, reaching double figures in each of the three tournament games. She opened the tournament with 14 points against Stanton County as the Eagles advanced into the semis with a 49-33 win.
She put up 23 points in the semifinal loss to Sterling and finished her sophomore year with 14 points as the Eagles fell in the third-place game to Wabaunsee.
Maddie Wiltse 6-2 jr. Otis-Bison
Wiltse was a force in the paint for the Cougars, leading Otis-Bison to a 19-4 record. The 6-foot-2 junior averaged a double-double on the year.
Wiltse had a strong postseason, nearly leading the Cougars into state. In the sub-semifinal, she put up 24 points and 10 rebounds in a 49-40 loss to Thunder Ridge. In the regional semifinal, she had a 33-point outing in a 21-point win over Sylvan-Lucas.
Wiltse is also a star volleyball player for the Cougars.
Coach of the Year — Donnie Shubert, WaKeeney-Trego
After WaKeeney-Trego won just five games two seasons ago, Shubert has led a big turnaround for the Golden Eagles.
Trego saw a 10-win improvement last year, finishing 15-7. This year the Golden Eagles enjoyed a breakthrough season, posting a 20-5 record and placing fourth in 2A.
They did it with defense, giving up just 35.2 points per game. Trego surrendered 50 or more points on just two occasions all year long.
With almost all of their key contributors set to return, the Golden Eagles could contend again next year.
Player Ht. Yr. School
Taryn Kuhn 5-8 sr. Norton
Jillian Lowe 5-7 sr. TMP
Emily Schippers 5-7 sr. TMP
Jordyn Lowrie 5-9 jr. Oakley
Layne Pettijohn 5-3 sr. Th. Ridge
Player Ht. Yr. School
Alexi Beach 5-8 sr. Phillipsburg
Grace Eck 5-4 so. Ellis
Brennan Kirchhoff 5-6 jr. Th. Ridge
Hadley Hauser 6-2 sr. Norton
Kaycee Miller 5-7 sr. Go. Plains
Cora Anderson, jr., Otis-Bison; Kirsten Beckman, jr., Atwood; Jessi Bernbeck, jr., Wheatland-Grinnell; Aftin Conway, sr., Osborne; Addi Campbell, jr., Hoxie; Jaycee Dale, sr., Hays High ; Brooke Denning, jr., Hays High; Tiana Epperson, sr., Ness City; Bree Frieling, Smith Center; Jesie Frisbie, sr., Cheylin; Shae Griffin, jr., Stockton; Elizabeth Hardacre, sr. Thunder Ridge; Tessa Hauser, so., Norton; Tallon Rentschler, fr., Smith Center; Adell Riedel, jr., TMP; Macy Schamberger, jr., Hoxie; Hallie Vaughn, jr., Colby; Jenna See, sr., Weskan; Lydia Sander, so., Victoria, Alyssa VanVleet, jr., Oberlin.