Nikiski girls coach Scott Anderson, Ninilchik boys coach Nick Finley and Ninilchik senior Austin White all won major awards in Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches All-State Team balloting announced Thursday.
Anderson was named Class 3A girls coach of the year for leading the Bulldogs to a second-place finish in the regular season in the Southcentral Conference. The Bulldogs then took third at the Southcentral Conference tournament and earned an at-large berth to the Class 3A state tournament, which begins next week. Bethany Carstens, the leading scorer for the Bulldogs, earned first-team Class 3A girls honors for Nikiski.
Finley was Class 1A boys coach of the year, while White was the Class 2A boys player of the year. The Wolverines won the Peninsula Conference regular season and postseason titles and are currently working on defending their Class 1A state crown.
Also at the Class 1A boys level, Noah Leaf of Cook Inlet Academy and Nikit Fefelov of Nikolaevsk were second-teamers. Nikolaevsk got the second spot to state out of the Peninsula Conference.
At 1A girls, Vera Fefelov led Nikolaevsk to the Peninsula Conference tournament title and was rewarded with third-team honors. Ninilchik was second at the tournament, allowing DeeAnn White to pick up second-team honors and Olivia Delgado to make the fourth team.
Editor's note: This story has been corrected to show the Ninilchk and Nikolaevsk awards came at the Class 1A level. The Clarion regrets the errors.
Alaska Roof Coatings/Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches All-State Team
Player of the Year: Alissa Pili, Dimond
Coach of the Year: Ryan Hales, Chugiak
Alissa Pili, Dimond; Olivia Davies, Wasilla; McKenna Dinkel, Wasilla; Jahnna Hajdukovich, Dimond; Nicole Pinckney, Chugiak.
Ashlynn Burgess, Chugiak; Alex Carlton, Colony; Chasity Horn, Chugiak; Azaria Robinson, East; Tennae Voliva, East.
Azlynn Brandenburg, Wasilla; AJ Dela Cruz, Ketchikan; Tya Do, Lathrop; Sandin Kidder, East; Amanda Smith, Colony.
Player of the Year: Moses Miller, East Anchorage
Coach of the Year: Ryan Engebretsen, Wasilla
Moses Miller, East; Nathan Fromm, Service; Eric Jenkins, Dimond; Marcus Lee, Ketchikan; Clayton Southwick, Palmer
Daniel Headdings, Wasilla; Isaac Houck, Wasilla; Trey Huckabey, East; Anthony Parker, Dimond; Chase Saviers, Thunder Mountain
Kobe Brown, Wasilla ; Augie Cauging, Kodiak; Eric Kelly, Juneau; Ryan Trailer, Bartlett; Jaden Whiteside, West Valley.
Player of the Year: Rose Mongoyak, Barrow
Coach of the Year: Scott Anderson, Nikiski
Rose Mongoyak, Barrow; Bethany Carstens, Nikiski; Zoe Krupa, Sitka; Bobbi Mott, Valdez; Annie VanderWeide, Grace Christian.
Julie Amaktoolik, Mt. Edgecumbe; Kuutuuq Danner, Barrow; Destiny Reimers, Anchorage Christian ; Jordan Todd, Anchorage Christian; Courtney Williams, Bethel.
Alanna Conwell, Kotzebue; Pearl Green, Galena; Maija Hajdukovich, Monroe Catholic; Sarah Laker, Grace Christian; Ashley Ramoth, Kotzebue.
Player of the Year: Tobin Karlberg, Grace Christian
Coach of the Year: Frank Ostanik, Monroe Catholic
Tobin Karlberg, Grace; Travis Adams, Barrow; Ryan Brantley, Monroe; Devon Davis, Monroe; Micah Helkenn, Delta
Seth Auble, Valdez; Paul Bioff, Mt Edgecumbe; Clevon Constantine, Bethel; Anthony Fruean, Barrow; Jayvin Williams, Bethel
Ben Bitler, Houston; Bish Gallahorn, Kotzebue; Kade Taylor, Houston; Xavier Ughutevbe, Hutchison; Marjo Vidad, Sitka
Player of the Year: Rylie Lyon, Bristol Bay
Coach of the Year: Heath Lyon, Bristol Bay
Rylie Lyon, Bristol Bay; Anna Hansen, Bristol Bay; Sharon Hansen, Bristol Bay ; Sierra Virgin, Glennallen; Raquel Salas, Nenana.
Tamara Jones, Glennallen; Drena Hayward, Metlakatla; Jordyn Lane, Point Hope; Emma Chase, Petersburg ; Ellie Bietsch, Susitna Valley .
Aspen Hansen, Craig; Kylie Sisof, Dillingham; Chandler Strickland, Petersburg ; Alexis Russell, Metlakatla; Anna Allen, Wrangell.
Player of the Year: Stewart Conn, Petersburg
Coach of the Year: Rick Brock, Petersburg
Stewart Conn, Petersburg; Danny Marsden, Metlekatla; Taylor Harvey, Unalakleet; Arctic Ivanoff, Unalaklet; Trevor Wilson, Unalaska
Caden Smeaton, Dillingham; Aiden Fields, Glennallen; Wolf Brooks, Petersburg; Carter Price, Unalaska; Trent Stokes, Wrangell
Andrew Muma, Cordova; D’Andre Thomas, Effie Kokrine; Bradley Lake, Hooper Bay; Carsen Winter, Metlekatla; Alan McCoy, Petersburg
Player of the Year: Kiah Charlie, Scammon Bay
Coach of the Year: Hershel Sundown, Scammon Bay
Kiah Charlie, Scammon Bay; Danielle Apassingok, Gambell; Anikan Paniptchuk, Shaktoolik; Sara Stenek, Shishmiref; Lindsey Weyanna, Teller
Shauna Koonuk, Aniak; Mariam Kulowiyi, Savoonga; Chiamaka Lebechi, Lumen Christi; Elaina Mack, King Cove; Deeann White, Ninilchik
Miranda Demientieff, Akiak; Emily Henry, Golovin; Taya Marvin, Klawock; Vera Fefelov, Nikolaevski; Beverly Tom, Stebbins
Alison Homekingkeo, Koyuk; Shea Matthias, Stebbins; Rhiannon Nanolook, Newhalen; Olivia Delgado, Ninilchik; Halley Ambrose, St. Michael
Player of the Year: Austin White, Ninilchik
Coach of the Year: Nick Finley, Ninilchik
Austin White, Ninilchik; Shane Bruns, Brevig Mission; Everson Paniptchuk, Shaktoolik; Ian Samuelson, King Cove; Wilson Ungwiluk, Gambell
Noah Leaf, Cook Inlet Academy; Nathan Yockey, Klawock; Nikit Fefelov, Nikolaevsk; Colten Mack, Sand Point; Jared Topkok, Teller
Eric Daniels, Elim; Devin Woods, Minto; Ethan Evan, Shaktoolik; Elijah Kulowiyi, Savoonga; Jeremiah Iyantunguk, Shishmaref
Jerome Takak, Elim; Oswoldo Moses, Golovin; Ian Dewey, Koyuk; Theodore Sundown, Scammon Bay; Benny Atchak, Stebbins