Pistora named to all-state squad
A second-year Chieftain is a second-team all-stater.
Tonganoxie sophomore Ali Pistora recently was named to the Topeka Capital-Journal's Class 4A all-state girls basketball team.
Pistora, who helped Tonganoxie to a fourth-place finish at the state tournament earlier this month in Salina, was a second-team selection with four other girls, including De Soto senior Amy Petty.
Tonganoxie senior Addie Heim also was named to the team as an honorable mention selection. Heim, a forward, and Pistora were Tonganoxie's top scorers on a team that won the Tonganoxie Invitational tournament, the Kaw Valley League and the Basehor substate tournament. The Chieftains finished the season at 22-4. The fourth-place finish was the school's highest ever at state.
Several other members of state teams also were on the 4A list. Wichita Collegiate's Ashley Bell, Labette County's Jordon O'Brien, Buhler's Kris Richman and Val Siemens all were first-team selections. Andover Central's Kari Kincaid rounded out the top five.
Sumner standout Marisah Henderson, who Tonganoxie faced in the substate finals, was a third-team selection.
Lansing junior Amanda Radovich, who was honorable mention in 5A, was the only other selection from a KVL school.
From the Delaware Valley League, Kansas City Christian's Kristen Knoth was a first-team selection in 3A, while Troy's Abby Winder had the same recognition in 2A. KC Christian placed third at state in 3A with a consolation game win against Silver Lake.
Other DVL players named to the teams were Oska-loosa junior Megan Reed and KC Christian junior Bethany Schwab in 3A.
On the boys side, Immaculata senior Danny McEvoy was named to the state's overall second team. McEvoy, who played for the Raiders in 2A, helped the Leavenworth school to two state appearances during his career. McEvoy also was a McDonald's All-American nominee this season.
Mill Valley senior David Woods was named honorable mention in 5A, while Santa Fe Trail's Jake Carter, a 6-8 junior center, was third-team all-4A. Bonner Springs senior Toine Barber, Perry-Lecompton senior Willie Treaster and Piper senior Damian Young all were honorable mention.
The DVL had one selection -- Jackson Heights senior Travis Smith. The senior guard helped the Cobras to the 2A state tournament.
For complete all-Kaw Valley League teams, see next week's edition of The Mirror.