By David Sharp
Second year Knox County R-I head varsity boys’ basketball coach Jesse Crawford has been named the Quincy-Herald Whig 2008 All-Area Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year. Jesse Crawford was previously named Class 2, District 6 and MSSA Class 2 boys’ coach of the year. The Eagles won the 2008 Class 2, District 6 boys’ championship and finished with a 19-10 overall record.
KCHS senior guard Daniel McMahon was a first team all-area boys’ selection. Daniel McMahon was previously named to the Tri-Rivers all conference second team and to the Missouri Sportswriters’ and Sportscasters’ Association Northeast Class 2 Boys’ All-District First team.
Junior Dennis Dent represented the Eagles on the Herald-Whig All-Area boy’s first team. Dennis Dent was recently named to the 2008 KRES Radio All-Area Basketball team. Dent was previously named to the Tri-Rivers Conference boys’ first team as a unanimous selection. He was also picked to the MBCA All Class 2, District 6 team and to the MSSA Class 2 All-District boys’ first team.
Immediate area Quincy Herald-Whig first team selections included Palmyra junior Jonathon Nutt and South Shelby senior Matt Patterson. Girls’ first teamers included South Shelby senior Erin Mayes and Canton sophomore Tori Niemann.
Second team all-area picks included Canton junior Justin Ellison, Highland senior John Mims, South Shelby junior Kyler Moore, and Scotland County senior Cody Musgrove.
Clark County senior Colt Summers was previously selected to the all Tri-Rivers Conference and the MSSA all-district first team and was a second team all area pick.
Clark County senior Kassidy Shuman and Amanda Winters were second team all area selections. Kassidy Shuman was the Tri-Rivers Conference Girls’ MVP and a first team all-conference selection. Shuman was a MSSA all-district Class 3 first team all district selection. Amanda Winters was previously named to the Tri-Rivers girls’ second team.
Canton senior Danielle Caldwell, junior Lindsey Lillard and South Shelby sophomore Jenna Mueller were also all-area girls’ second team selections.
Knox County had three honorable mention all-area honorees. Senior Cory Shultz was previously named to the Tri-Rivers third team boys’ all conference and the MSSA Class 2 second team all-district squad.
Knox County junior Tessa Ramer was previously named to the Tri-Rivers Conference girls’ third team. Lady Eagle sophomore Lorrie Peters was a Quincy Herald-Whig girls’ honorable mention pick.
Clark County junior Michael Brennan was a second team all-conference and MSSA all-district selection. Brennan and Clark County senior Daryl Goldie were Herald-Whig all area honorable mention picks. Daryl Goldie was a first team all-conference and MSSA second team all-district pick.
Immediate area honorable mention selections included Highland seniors Abbie Gaus, Samantha Murfin, Tad Luebbehusen and Shawna Kriegshauser. Cougar juniors Josh Mims and Kyle Ellison, along with South Shelby seniors Miranda Chapin and Alex Milner.
Canton seniors Drew Ayers, Kelsey Owsley, Josh Fellinger, Emily Lay and Tiger sophomore Jessie Logsdon were honorable mention selections. North Shelby junior Michael Stoneburner was an honorable mention pick.
This story includes content published in the Quincy Herald-Whig newspaper and is reprinted with permission of the Herald-Whig.