Six DCHS players earn All-District honors

February 11, 2008

Six DeKalb County High School basketball players earned All-District honors, Monday, at the annual District 7-AA coaches' meeting in Cookeville.

Tiger senior, Travis Woodward, was named to the boys' All-District First Team, and was also named to the All-Defensive Team. Woodward finished fifth in the voting for Most Valuable Player, which went to Livingston Academy junior, Chase Dunn, for the second year in a row.

Meanwhile, sophomore, Payne Denman, was named to the All-District Second Team, while senior, Zack Rowland, earned a Third Team nomination. Senior, John Malone, rouned out the Tiger award winners as he was named among the Honorable Mentions.

On the girls' side, Lady Tiger senior, Katie Herman, and sophomore, Cynthia Woodward, were chosen among the Honorable Mentions. Upperman's LaShay Davis, last year's runner-up for MVP, was selected for the top honor, this season.

York Institute's Tonya Storie and Livingston's Lesley Smith were named Co-District Coaches of the Year in the girls' district, while Richard Melton of Livingston Academy and Bobby McWilliams of Upperman were named boys' Co-Coaches of the Year.

Kayci Ferriss of Smith County and Clint West of Livingston Academy were named Defensive Players of the Year. Mackenzie Sells of Livingston Academy and Justin Davenport of Cannon County earned Freshman of the Year honors. Adrian West of Livingston Academy and Karissa Dyer of Upperman shared Most Improved Player honors on the girls' side, while Macon County's Brandon Tuttle won the boys' Most Improved award.

All-District First Team members in the girls' district included: Kaycie Ferriss of Smith County; Karissa Dyer of Upperman; Molly Eacret and Rachel Brown of York Institute; and Kendria Kilgore of Livingston Academy.

Second Team All-District members included: Katelyn Gregory and Courtney Clark of Macon County; Jennifer Maynard of Upperman; Alissa Sells and Mackenzie Sells of Livingston Academy.

Third Team All-District Team members included: Adrian West and Shelby Taylor of Livingston Academy; Emily Sissom of Cannon County; Katy Bradfield of York Institute; and Alyson Roberts of Upperman.

In addition to DeKalb's Herman and Woodward, Honorable Mentions included Lauren Ruehlen and Brittany Brandon of Cannon County; Chelsea Carr of Livingston Academy; Kristen Oldham of Smith County; Kayla Biles of Upperman; and Whitney Peavyhouse and Hannah Tompkins of York Institute.

Girls' All-Defensive Team members included: Karissa Dyer and Alyson Roberts of Upperman; Rachel Brown of York Institute; Adrian West of Livingston Academy; and Katelyn Gregory of Macon County.

All-Freshman Team members included: Emily Sisson and Lauren Ruehlen of Cannon County; Caroline Owen of Smith County; Kayla Biles of Upperman; and Mallory Mahaney of Livingston Academy.

In addition to Travis Woodward, boys' All-First Team honorees included Carrin Nash of Upperman; Austin Kemp of Macon County; Will Wakefield of Smith County; and T.J. Smith of Livingston Academy.

In addition to Denman, Second Team members included: Douglas Delk and Perry Atkinson of York Institute; Dustin Baxter of Upperman; Todd Smith of Livingston Academy; and Brandon Tuttle of Macon County.

In addition to DeKalb's Rowland, Third Team members included: Josh Bane of Smith County; Zach Davenport, Cameron Bailey and Justin Davenport of Cannon County; Clint West of Livingston Academy; and Cody Boone of Macon County.

Honorable Mentions included Jeremy McLearen of Livingston Academy; Jeremy Phillips and Kyle Grace of Macon County; Justin Starnes of Smith County; Michael Taylor and Cameron Jones of Upperman; and Jacob Allred of York Institute.

Boys' All-Defensive Team members included: Will Wakefield of Smith County; Perry Atkinson and Jacob Allred of York Institute; and Kyle Grace of Macon County.

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