Kansas All-Class High School Basketball Teams Announced

All-Class state teams for high school basketball have been announced a multitude of players from the area were honored on the teams from 4A all the way down to 1A. A total of 89 athletes were honored with All-Class honors from honorable mention to first, second and third teams. Seven area high school basketball stars garnered first team All-Class honors, while 11 were named to the their respective classes second team squads and eight players made the third team squads.

The six players that made the first team in their respective classes are all seniors: Tara Ellerman, ACCHS, Senior; Jordan Kramer, Jefferson County North, Senior; Alex Hermesch, Nemaha Valley, Senior; Austin Eckert, ACCHS, Senior; Riley Falk, Onaga, Senior; Jacob Broxterman, Frankfort, Senior; Michael Glatzcak, Centralia, Senior.

Tara Ellerman (ACCHS Tigers): 6'1 Senior (Class 3A 1st Team)

Tara Ellerman, helped her team the ACCHS Tigers enjoy one of their best season, going 23-3 on the year, finishing fourth at state in Class 3A and winning the Delaware Valley League for the first time. The 23 wins for the Tigers are a school record for a season. Ellerman was selected All Delaware Valley League first team, also as she averaged 12.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.2 apg and 1.2 spg this season.

Jordan Kramer (Jefferson County North Chargers): 5'7 Senior (Class 2A 1st Team)

The Lady Chargers won the 2A state title, defeating Olpe 51-40 and finishing the season with a 25-1 record and one big reason for that success was senior, Jordan Kramer. Jordan was named first team All Delaware Valley League, making he an All-league selection all four years in school. She will go down as one of the best scorers in Chargers history, as she finishes her career with the scoring title at the school and over 1,800 career points. Kramer averaged 22 ppg, 5.8 rpg and 3.4 apg this season; also claiming a spot of the All-State first team picked by the Topeka Capital Journal. She has committed to play at Washburn next year.

Alex Hermesch (Nemaha Valley Raiders): 6'3 Senior (Class 3A 1st Team)

Raiders experience a great season, after losing all five starters they didn't miss a beat, going 23-3, winning a share of the Big Seven League title with a 12-2 league record and taking second place in Class 3A state tourney. One big reason for that success was the performance of senior, Alex Hermesch who averaged 12.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 4 apg and made 63 three-pointers on the season. Hermesch helped Nemaha Valley to its second, second place finish in Class 3A in last five years, after jumping back up into the 3A rankings this year. His best game of the season came early, as he dropped 30 points on league rival Holton, connecting on four three's in the contest, as he went onto enjoy a successful individual season and team season, being named first team All Big Seven League, as well.

Austin Eckert (ACCHS Tigers): 6'3 Senior (Class 3A 1st Team)

For the second straight year Austin Eckert, was named to the Class 3A first team, as he continued his success on the hardwood individually and with his squad this season. Eckert helped his team finish the regular season undefeated, going 12-0 in league play, winning the Delaware Valley League; The Tigers would finish the season 21-1 on the year. Austin not only made Class 3A first team, for second straight year but the All Delaware Valley League squad, also, as he averaged 21.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.6 spg and shot 36% from three-point land on the year.

Riley Falk (Onaga Buffaloes): 6'5 Senior (Class 2A 1st Team)

Behind the stellar season of the senior, Riley Falk, the Onaga Buffaloes would enjoy back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in a long time, finishing the year 15-7 and 8-4 in the Twin Valley League, which tied them for fourth in the league. Falk finished the season averaging a double-double with averages around 23.3 ppg and 11.8 ppg. He would be named All Twin Valley League first team for the second straight year, also with his great year on the hardwood.

Jacob Broxterman (Frankfort Wildcats): 6'4 Senior (Class 1A 1st Team)

The leaders and scoring force that senior, Jacob Broxterman would be throughout the season for the Frankfort Wildcats sparked them to come back from a 5-4 start on the season, to finish the season 22-5 and Class 1A-Division II state champions. Broxterman would finish the season averaging 19 ppg and 10 rpg with a season high output of points, 31, coming against Blue Valley. He would be the leading scorer in all three of Frankfort's state playoff games, as well; scoring 22 points in the first round, 19 points and 10 rebounds in the semifinals and 21 points and 10 rebounds in the championship. Last season, he was selected to the second team All Twin Valley League team, but this year he was selected first team.

Michael Glatzcak (Centralia Panthers): 6'0 Senior (Class 1A 1st Team)

Michael Glatzcak, has been a four-year starter for the Centralia Panthers squad and a key reason they enjoyed a successful season. After being a key part of the Panthers football team who won the state title Glatzcak, along with solid squad around him, made a run to the Class 1A-Division I state basketball tournament, where they bowed out in the first round, with a loss to Udall. Panthers would finish the season 18-7, winning a share of the Twin Valley League title. Glatzcak was a spark throughout the season, making the first team All TVL squad for the second straight year, as he averaged around 16.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 4 spg, this season.


Ten players were named to their respective second teams on the All-Class teams: Ryann Bowser, Holton, Senior; Jayna Smith, Holton, Senior; Jacee Kramer, Jefferson County North, Soph.; Kylie Penning, Washington County, JR; Haley Pfau, Oskaloosa, SR; Nichole Boden, Wetmore, SR; Tyler Burdiek, Holton, JR; Marc Ellis; Doniphan West, SR; Dalton Minor, Jefferson County North, SR; Graham Droge, Bern, JR; Cody Heiman, B&B, SR.

Ryann Bowser (Holton Wildcats): 5'8 Senior (Class 4A 2nd Team)

Senior, Ryann Bowser and her fellow seniors on the Holton Wildcats squad have enjoyed an illustrious career; finishing their careers with a 98-4 career record, a second place at state in 4A this season and a state championship last season (2010-2011). Ryann and her teammates had a 51-game winning streak going into the state championship and have been a key part of Holton's run in the Big Seven League over the past years, with a 98-game winning streak in league play. Bowser made the Big Seven All-League first team for the second straight, as she averaged 7.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 2.8 apg, this season.

Jayna Smith (Holton Wildcats): 5'10 Senior (Class 4A 2nd Team)

Like her teammate, listed above she's helped the Wildcats continue their success as a program over the past four years. On top of all the previously mentioned accolades for the Holton Wildcats they have won seven straight Big Seven league title's (all being undefeated season in league play). Like her teammate Ryann, Jayna finished made the All-Big Seven League squad first team for the second straight season, as she averaged 11.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.4 spg, 1.9 apg and shot 50% from the floor for the season.

Jacee Kramer (Jefferson County North Chargers): 5'6 Soph. (Class 2A 2nd Team)

One Kramer for the Chargers might be enough for one team to deal with, but it was the tandem of sisters Jordan (Class 2A 1st Team) and Jacee Kramer who lead the Chargers throughout the season. The pair combined for 138 of the 193 points scored by Jefferson County North during the state tournament. Jacee, only a sophomore, could score with her sister and during the year would be the leading scorer for the team multiple times, including the Class 2A state championship win over Olpe, as she scored 20 points to lead the Chargers. Jacee, also earned herself first team All Delaware Valley League honors for the second straight year; as she has been All-League now her first two seasons; as she will now be the go to scorer on the team with her sister graduating.

Kylie Penning (Washington County Tigers): 5'8 Junior (Class 2A 2nd Team)

The Washington County Tigers took control of the Twin Valley League this season, winning the league has they finished the regular season undefeated 20-0 and 12-0 in league play; they would go on to fall in their sub-state and finish the season 21-1. But the success throughout the TVL was sparked by first team All TVL player for the second straight year, junior, Kylie Penning. Penning averaged 16 ppg, 5 rpg, 4 spg, 2.6 apg and shot 57% from the floor, this season. She will be the key player returning to a solid Tigers squad for next season.

Haley Pfau (Oskaloosa Bears): 5'10 Senior (Class 2A 2nd Team)

For the second straight season, senior, Haley Pfau found herself earning a spot on the Class 2A second team; as she earned All Delaware Valley League first team honors for the second straight year, as well. Pfau put up the points throughout the season averaging 19.8 ppg and surpassing the 1,000 career point mark. She also averaged 5.3 rpg, 2.1 apg and 1.5 spg on the season, to go along with her scoring, as her team finished the season 14-8 on the year.

Nichole Boden (Wetmore Cardinals): 5'6 Senior (Class 1A 2nd Team)

The Wetmore Cardinals enjoyed one of their best seasons in school history and it was sparked by the play of their core group of four seniors, with Nichole Boden leading the way. The Cardinals finished the season 22-4 with only two regular season loss, as they made it to the Class 1A-Division II state tournament where they would take home a fourth place finish (the second best finish in school history). Boden finished the season with averages around 12 ppg, 4 rpg and 3 spg, notching herself first team All-league honors in the Twin Valley League, making the All-League squads for the four time in her career. She would also surpass the 1,000 career point mark this season, helping Wetmore to a second place finish in the TVL and TVL tournament.

Tyler Burdiek (Holton Wildcats): 6'1 Junior (Class 4A 2nd Team)

The Holton Wildcats enjoyed a successful season going 19-4 and 12-2 in league play, which earned them share of the Big Seven league title. Junior, Ty Burdiek was an integral part of the Wildcats success as he averagead around 16 ppg, 3 rpg and 2.5 spg, this season. Burdiek scored a season high 26 points against Nemaha Valley during the season; going over the 20-point plateau five times this season. He also earned All-league first team, garnering that honor the last two seasons in the Big Seven league.

Marc Ellis (Doniphan West Mustangs): 6'2 Senior (Class 2A 2nd Team)

Senior, Marc Ellis is one of the most potent scorers in the Delaware Valley League, as well as in 2A. Ellis utilized his offensive prowess throughout the season to help his team throughout the year, as he averaged 21.6 ppg, 11 rpg, 4.6 apg, 3.5 spg and shot 85% from the free throw line. Behind his double-double average and four 30+ point games this season, Ellis also say himself on the DVL All-league first team for the second straight season. Ellis' season high of 33 points came twice during the season, against McLouth and Mound City.

Dalton Minor (Jefferson County North Chargers): 6'4 Senior (Class 2A 2nd Team)

The Chargers made a run toward the state tournament this season, making it their but falling in the first round in a hard fought overtime game against Sterling; the Chargers finished the season off with 21-3 record and 11-1 in league play. The 11-1 mark in Delaware Valley League play was good enough for a second place finish in the league. Senior, Dalton Minor was a key part of the of the successful run for the Chargers this season. Minor made the first team All-league DVL squad for the second straight year; he scored a season high 31 points in sub-state action against Oskaloosa and also, tallied 25 points versus Jeff West, this year.

Graham Droge (Bern Indians): 5'10 Junior (Class 1A 2nd Team)

After garnering honorable mention Class 1A honors last year, junior, Graham Droge continued to be one of the top scorers in the Twin Valley League, leading his team to an 11-11 record on the season and 8-4 in league play, good for a tie for fourth place in the TVL. Droge, averaged 19.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 3.2 spg, 4 apg and shot 32% from three-point land on the season, which also earned him first team All-league for the second straight year, also.

Cody Heiman (B&B Falcons): 6'3 Senior (Class 1A 2nd Team)

Senior, Cody Heiman coming off being a integral part of B&B 's 8-man state football runner-up squad, he put his focus on the hardwood and almost helped his squad make the state tournament in basketball, as they fell a shot short against Frankfort in the sub-state championship. Heiman, for the second straight year was also named to the first team All-league Twin Valley League squad, as he averaged 11.7 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.4 spg and 1.1 bpg. The B&B Falcons finished the season with a 16-7 record and went 8-4 in league play.


Eight players made the third team in their respective classifications: Chelsea Hodison, Royal Valley, SR; McKayla Brezina, Nemaha Valley, SR; Michelle Haug, Centralia, SR; Troy Matson, Sabetha, SR; Trent Olberding, Nemaha Valley, SR; Mitchell Walter, Washington County, SR; Derek Henry, Wetmore, SR; Tyler Herrs, Linn, SR.

Chelsea Hodison (Royal Valley Panthers): 5'11 Senior (Class 4A 3rd Team)

The lone starter returning for her squad, senior, Chelsea Hodison, knew she would be relied upon this season for her Royal Valley Panthers squad. Hodison, would step up and be one of the top players in the Big Seven, as she averaged around 14 ppg, 8 rpg, 2 spg and 2 bpg, this year, tallying a handful of 20+ point games. After earning honorable mention All-league last year, she jumped up the the first team All-league this season; as the Royal Valley Panthers finished fifth in the Big Seven with a 8-13 record.

McKayla Brezina (Nemaha Valley Raiders): 5'11 Senior (Class 3A 3rd Team)

Senior, McKayla Brezina, as been a staple for years now for the Nemaha Valley Raiders and she continued that this year, showcasing leadership on the floor throughout the year. Brezina made the Big Seven All-league first team squad for the second straight year as she averaged around 14.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg and shot 70% from the free throw line. McKayla would score her season high 24 points in her final game as a Raider, in sub-state action against Marysville. Brezina and the Raiders finished the season 13-8 and 9-5 in the league, which was good for fourth place in the Big Seven. 

Michelle Haug (Centralia Panthers): 5'7 Senior (Class 1A 3rd Team)

The Centralia lady Panthers made it to the state tournament for the second straight year, but would fall in the Class 1A-Division I tourney first round to Waverly. The Panthers finished the season 15-10 and took third place in the Twin Valley League tournament during the year. Senior, Michelle Haug who made the first team All-league TVL squad was the leading scorer on the season for the Panthers, averaging around 14 ppg and 6 rpg, this season. Haug's best points performance came twice this season at the outpouring of 23 points.

Troy Matson (Sabetha BlueJays): 6'3 Senior (Class 3A 3rd Team)

Sabetha BlueJays would enjoy a successful season finishing the year 17-5 and going 11-3 in Big Seven play, finishing third in the league (11-3 in Big Seven was only one win behind first place). Senior, Troy Matson, was one of the key cog's to the offense and team that paced the way throughout the season for the BlueJays. Matson made the All-league first team for the second straight season as he averaged 16 ppg on the season.

Trent Olberding (Nemaha Valley Raiders): 6'1 Senior (Class 3A 3rd Team)

A varsity contributor since his freshman season, junior, Trent Olberding stepped up and became a leader for the Raiders this season, alongside senior, Alex Hermesch (Class 3A 1st Team). The Raiders who jumped back up to the 3A rankings after three years in 2A, finished their season 23-3 and took home a second place finish at the state tournament. Olberding, in the process of stepping up this season and becoming a go to player for the Raiders, earned Big Seven All-league honors, while scoring around 12.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.2 apg and shot 35% from three-point land.

Mitchell Walter (Washington County Tigers): 6'10 Senior (Class 2A 3rd Team)

Guarding senior, Mitchell Walter was a sizeable task in the Twin Valley Leauge, throughout the year with every team having to game plan for him every time they faced off against the Tigers. Walter served as a potent scorer through most of the games this season for Washington County as he tallied 11+ 18+ point games, this season and a season high 28 points against Onaga in the TVL tournament. Washington County finished the season 12-10 and 6-6 in league play this season, behind the play of Walter and his teammates

Derek Henry (Wetmore Cardinals): 6'0 Senior (Class 1A 3rd Team)

Senior, Derek Henry, helped the Wetmore Cardinals snap a 36-game losing streak that stretched into this season has the Cardinals took down Valley Heights 50-48 to end that streak, with Henry hitting the game-winning shot. The Cardinals only finished with two wins on the season, but their record is not indicative of how hard of a team they were to play and Henry was the biggest part of that. He averaged a double-double on the season 17.5 ppg and 14 rpg, with 18+ 20+ point games. Derek also made the first team Twin Valley League All-league squad this season, also, after making the second team the previous season.

Tyler Herrs (Linn Bulldogs): 6'4 Senior (Class 1A 3rd Team)

Senior, Tyler Herrs, was the go to scorer on the season for the Linn Bulldogs and helped lead them to a 15-8 record this season and 7-5 in league play. Herrs, finished the season with six-plus 20+ point games, with a season high of 29 points, hitting four three's, coming on the road at Axtell. Herrs, scoring and leadership for his team earned him a spot of the Twin Valley League All-league first team squad, also.

All-Class Girls Teams:

Class 4A:

2nd Team---Ryann Bowser, Holton Wildcats, SR
Jayna Smith, Holton Wildcats, SR

3rd Team---Chelsea Hodison, Royal Valley Panthers, SR

Honorable Mention---Shelby Dahl, Santa Fe Trail Chargers, Soph.
Erika Essman, Jeff West Tigers, JR
Kylie Miller, Holton Wildcats, SR
Kyrstie Miller, Holton Wildcats, Soph.
Amber Moore, Santa Fe Trail Chargers, Soph.
Madison Sanders, Atchison Redman, JR
Macy Wallisch, Holton Wildcats, SR

Class 3A:

1st Team---Tara Ellerman, ACCHS Tigers, SR

3rd Team---McKayla Brezina, Nemaha Valley Raiders, SR

Honorable Mention---Ashley Annan, Sabetha BlueJays, JR
Kayla Renyer, Sabetha BlueJays, SR
Blair Russell, Marysville Bulldogs, SR
Maggie Schotte, Marysville Bulldogs, SR
Allison Wallisch, ACCHS Tigers, JR

Class 2A:

1st Team---Jordan Kramer, Jefferson County North Chargers, SR

2nd Team---Jacee Kramer, Jefferson County North Chargers, Soph.
Kylie Penning, Washington County Tigers, JR
Haley Pfau, Oskaloosa Bears, SR

Honorable Mention---Jordyn Alexander, Washington County Tigers, SR
Kassiday Blevins, Doniphan West Mustangs, JR
Kate Brickell, Jefferson County North Chargers, SR
Jamie Navinskey, Jefferson County North Chargers, JR
Brittany Simek, Immaculata Raiders, SR
Megan Stegman, Washington County Tigers, JR

Class 1A:

2nd Team---Nichole Boden, Wetmore Cardinals, SR

3rd Team---Michelle Haug, Centralia Panthers, SR

Honorable Mention---Micaella Beikmann, Hanover Wildcats, SR
Vanessa Burdiek, Centralia Panthers, SR
Caitlin Deters, B&B Falcons, SR
Kristin Haverkamp, Bern Indians, SR
Jessa Jones, Frankfort Wildcats, JR
Drew Mann, Valley Heights Mustangs, Freshman
Alyana Noe, Wetmore Cardinals, JR
Nicole Ohlde, Linn Bulldogs, Freshman
Laura Sudbeck, B&B Falcons, Soph.
Emily Tucker, Blue Valley Rams, SR


All-Class Boys Teams:

Class 4A:

2nd Team---Tyler Burdiek, Holton Wildcats, JR

Honorable Mention---Cory Brown, Jeff West Tigers, JR
Madison Campbell, Hiawatha Red Hawks, SR
Alex Dahl, Santa Fe Trail Chargers, SR
Jonathan Denton, Perry Lecompton Kaws, SR
Trent Tanking, Holton Wildcats, JR
Kooper Winterscheidt, Hiawatha, SR
Joel Worrell, Royal Valley, SR

Class 3A:

1st Team---Austin Eckert, ACCHS Tigers, SR
Alex Hermesch, Nemaha Valley Raiders, SR

3rd Team---Troy Matson, Sabetha BlueJays, SR
Trent Olberding, Nemaha Valley Raiders, JR

Honorable Mention---Creighton Brinker, Nemaha Valley Raiders, JR
Connor Culbertson, Pleasant Ridge Rams, SR
Jacob Hansen, ACCHS Tigers, JR
Cale Green, Marysville Bulldogs, SR
Brandon Heim, Pleasant Ridge Rams, SR
TJ Kocour, Maur-Hill Mount Academy Junior Ravens, SR
Johnny Lawless, Maur-Hill Mount Academy Junior Ravens, SR
Josh Merz, Horton Chargers, SR
Derek Nold, Riverside Cyclones, SR
Dalton Warden, Pleasant Ridge Rams, SR
Blane Wilson, Riverside Cyclones, SR

Class 2A:

1st Team---Riley Falk, Onaga Buffaloes, SR

2nd Team---Marc Ellis, Doniphan West Mustangs, SR
Dalton Minor, Jefferson County North Chargers, SR

3rd Team---Mitchell Walter, Washington County Tigers, SR

Honorable Mention---Cody Duryea, Jackson Heights Cobras, SR
Matty Frederick, KC Christian Panthers, SR
Collin Jasper, Troy Trojans, Freshman
Jason Priest, Jefferson County North Chargers, SR
Adam Sewell, Immaculata Raiders, SR
Jack Steadman, KC Christian Panthers, SR

Class 1A:

1st Team---Jacob Broxterman, Frankfort Wildcats, SR
Michael Glatzcak, Centralia Panthers, SR

2nd Team---Graham Droge, Bern Indians, JR
Cody Heiman, B&B Falcons, SR

3rd Team---Derek Henry, Wetmore Cardinals, SR
Tyler Herrs, Linn Bulldogs, SR

Honorable Mention---Reid Blackburn, Hanover Wildcats, SR
Jacob Bott, Linn Bulldogs, SR
Calahan Brown, Frankfort Wildcats, JR
Brent Bruna, Hanover Wildcats, SR
Ethan Diedrich, Hanover Wildcats, SR
Jason Drouillard, Blue Valley Rams, JR
Eric Huerter, B&B Falcons, SR
Jonathan Keating, Frankfort Wildcats, SR
Levi Peter, Blue Valley Rams, JR
Taylor Platt, Bern Indians, JR
Sam Steinlage, Centralia Panthers, Soph.

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