Archive for Monday, November 21, 2005

Bulldogs named to all-DVL squads

November 21, 2005

The Delaware Valley League football champions had plenty of players named to this year's all-DVL squad.

McLouth, which went 9-0 in the regular season and finished as league and district champions with a 10-1 overall record, had 10 players named to the all-league list with 13 selections overall. Kevin Stewart, Jason McGhee and Joel Gill received honors on both offense and defense.

McLouth coach Harry Hester was pleased with his the all-league honors.

"That's a team award," Hester said. "You're never going to get everybody on there you think should.

"There were some players who I think were deserving who were left off, but we do feel good about the players we did get out there."

Hester was especially excited about the Bulldogs landing three players to the list as offensive linemen --McGhee, Jason Perry and Jonah Wise. Another, Josh Hobbs, made the list on defense with McGhee.

"It says that getting three lineman on there, specifically on offense, that's a real team recognition," Hester said.

Other MHS players earning all-league honors were Jimmy Steffey, first-team quarterback; Tyler Wise, first-team linebacker; Andrew Booth, honorable mention wide receiver; and Kyle Sparks, honorable mention cornerback.

Farris named to volleyball squad

The McLouth volleyball team also had recognition on that all-DVL team.

Sophomore Samantha Farris earned all-league honors as a libero/defensive specialist.

Farris, who also plays basketball and softball at McLouth, earned her first all-league distinction with this season's selection.

MHS coach Amy Bergman said Farris was deserving of the honor.

"She's a hard worker, very energetic," Farris said. "She can take any situation and turn it into something better than it could be."

Bergman also said Farris gave a lot of effort and had "spirit on the court."

McLouth finished its season with an 8-24 record after losing to Pleasant Ridge in the first round of Class 3A substate action.

PLAYER PROFILES

ANDREW BOOTH

Year in school: Junior

Sport: Football

Selection this fall: Honorable mention wide receiver

Other sport(s) involved in: Baseball, basketball

Plans after high school: Undecided

SAMANTHA FARRIS

Year in school: Sophomore

Sport: Volleyball

Selection this fall: First-team (Farris was a libero and defensive specialist for MHS)

Other sport(s) involved in: Basketball, softball

Plans after high school: Attend college and play softball, possibly at Kansas.

JOEL GILL

Year in school: Senior

Sport: Football

Selection this fall: First-team offense as tight end; first-team defense as defensive end.

Previous honors: Honorable mention all-league as a tight end in 2004.

Other sport(s) involved in: Basketball

Plans after high school: Hopes to play collegiate football.

JOSH HOBBS

Year in school: Senior

Sport: Football

Selection this fall: Second-team defense as defensive tackle.

Plans after high school: Attend college and possibly play football at Highland Community College or Ottawa University.

JASON MCGHEE

Year in school: Senior

Sport: Football

Selection this fall: First-team offense as a guard; first-team defense as a nose guard.

Previous honors: Gatorade Player of the Year in 2004; second team all-league on offense as a guard in 2004; all-Class 3A in 2004; and honorable mention all-league as a defensive end in 2003.

Plans after high school: Attend college and major in physical education.

RYAN PERRY

Year in school: Senior

Sport: Football

Selection this fall: First-team offense as center.

Previous honors: Defensive player of the year in 2004.

Plans after high school: Play collegiate football.

KYLE SPARKS

Year in school: Senior

Sport: Football

Selection this fall: Honorable mention on defense as a cornerback.

Other sport(s) involved in: Baseball

Plans after high school: Play collegiate football.

JIMMY STEFFEY

Year in school: Senior

Sport: Football

Selection this fall: First-team offense as a quarterback.

Other sport(s) involved in: Basketball

Plans after high school: Undecided on a college, but hopes to play collegiate football. Steffey is looking at Highland, Benedictine, Trinity, Northwest Missouri State and Emporia State.

KEVIN STEWART

Year in school: Senior

Sport: Football

Selection this fall: First-team offense as a running back and first-team defense as a free safety.

Previous honors: First-team all-league basketball as a point guard in 2005; all-metro honorable mention in baseball in 2005; first-team all-league as a running back in 2004; all-Class 3A honorable mention as a running back in 2004; honorable mention all-area as a running back in 2004.

Other sport(s) involved in: Basketball, baseball

Plans after high school: Attend college and play football. Stewart is looking at Emporia State, Benedictine and Pittsburg State.

JONAH WISE

Year in school: Senior

Sport: Football

Selection this fall: First-team offense as a tackle.

Previous honors: Second-team offensive tackle in 2004.

Other sport(s) involved in: Track

Plans after high school: College

TYLER WISE

Year in school: Senior

Sport: Football

Selection this fall: First-team defense as a linebacker.

Other sport(s) involved in: Basketball

Plans after high school: College

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