Three locals named to the district’s first team
Morgan Borich was Fort Frye’s go-to person on offense this past season.
Just like her older sister Brooke Borich, who starred for the record-setting Marietta College women’s basketball team this winter.
And, just like her mom, Cathy (Clark) Borich, an MC Hall of Famer on the hardwood several years ago.
Recently, the 5-foot-10 Morgan Borich was named as an Ohio Division IV first-team East District honoree. The junior sharpshooter, who averaged 13.9 points per game, was instrumental in helping the Dan Liedtke-coached Cadets compile a solid 17-8 overall record.
Joining Borich as East District honorees were Cadet teammates’ Karlee Ross and Kiersten Kesselring, who were special mention and honorable mention, respectively.
Frontier High senior Kyle Daugherty also made the D4 first team, while Cougar Logan Haught was an honorable mention.
The 5-10 Daugherty, the lone senior on the Cougar squad, averaged 20.2 points per game. Her older sister Kelsea Daugherty, a senior forward (18.2 ppg) on the Bethany College women’s basketball team in W.Va., was honored last month as a second-team Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) pick.
Caldwell had three players honored in Cayton Secrest (second team), Julia Griffith (honorable mention) and Cloe Siddle (HM).
Secrest, whose father Tad Secrest played and coached at Marietta College, averaged 14 ppg. Her uncle J.D. Secrest coached the Marietta High boys’ basketball squad this past season.
For Shenandoah High, Taylor Franklin (19 ppg) was a first-teamer while Zep teammates’ Jacie Clifton and Faith Dimmerling were second team and HM, respectively.
In Division III, Morgan High’s Kaylie Apperson (12.5 ppg) was a second teamer, while Kara Hopkins (9.8 ppg) was third team.
Apperson is the Raider girls’ 3-point record holder.
Monroe Central’s Sierra Rainey was named an honorable mention.
On the boys’ side in the East District, Fort Frye had four cagers make the DIV teams — Grayson Schott (third team), Tyler Bradford (special mention), Tate Engle (HM), and Luke Nelson (HM).
Schott averaged 9.1 ppg in helping the Eric Henniger-led Cadets to a 13-10 overall mark.
Frontier’s Shon Howell (14 ppg) was a third-team selection, while Brent West was HM.
Caldwell High was represented by first-team senior Christopher Hupp (18.7 ppg). Clark Jennings (17.9 ppg) made the second team, and Logan Heller was a special mention.
Shenandoah’s honorees were Nick Miller (second team), Boone Jones (third team), and Clint Wikander (HM). Miller averaged 13.8 ppg, while Jones averaged 10.6.
Monroe Central’s lone rep was second teamer Ryan LaFollette (19.6 ppg).
In Division II, Morgan senior Marty Sidwell (13.1 ppg) was a third-team honoree, while Carver Myers was special mention.