McLouth athletes earn spots on all-DVL teams
McLouth High athletes notched several spots on all-Delaware Valley League rosters, which were announced last week.
Here is a rundown of honorees in fall sports:
Kevin Stewart was a first-team all-DVL selection.
A junior, Stewart ignited the Bulldog offense to the tune of nearly 1,200 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.
Stewart, however, was the only Bulldog to receive first-team honors.
On second team offense, junior Noah Wise was named one of two tackles on that squad. As with the first team, MHS did not have any defensive honors.
McLouth did, however, have a player on each side of the ball for DVL honorable mention.
Junior Joel Gill was selected on offense, while senior Ripp Harrison was named on defense. Gill had 147 receiving yards on the season.
Senior Emily Nitzsche was one of 15 players named to the DVL first-team. The team also had four players from Jefferson County North, two from Jackson Heights, two from Kansas City Christian, and one each from Troy, Doniphan West, Horton, Oskaloosa, Pleasant Ridge and Valley Falls.
Fellow senior Leigh Anna Thompson secured a spot on the 8-person honorable mention field.
Christy Gunther, Hilary Turner and Erin Watson all made second-team honors for all-league girls cross country. All-league is determined by a runner's placing at the league meet, which was Oct. 14 at Rim Rock Farm near Lawrence.
The top seven runners automatically are first-team selections, while the next seven are second-team selections.
As for the boys, Scott Smelser was a first team all-league selection for taking fifth at Rim Rock. Smelser was a senior this year for the Bulldogs.