PONCA – Northeast Nebraska high school boys basketball teams from the three divisions in the Lewis & Clark conference were recently recognized in-between girls and boys state tourney weekends.
According to a release from conference officials Monday late afternoon, boys basketball leaders went to senior Carter Kingsbury of Ponca in the East Division; senior Shaye Morten of Hartington-Newcastle in the Central Division and senior Keaton Timmerman of Osmond in the West Division.
Boys state basketball is scheduled for Thursday, March 12 – 14 featuring a handful of Lewis & Clark boys teams being Ponca, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, Osmond and Randolph.
Along with Kingsbury, fellow senior Brandon Kneifl of Ponca was named East Division All-Conference while Cayden Phillips earned honorable mention.
Seniors Noah Schutte and Ty Erwin of Laurel-Concord-Coleridge finished All-Conference as junior Cael Hartung and sophomore Evan Haisch were tabbed East Division honorable mention.
Juniors Blake Brown and Justin Erb of Wakefield garnered All-Conference recognition and senior Gabe Peitz finished honorable mention.
The remaining East Division All-Conference member were junior Caleb Kearnes of Homer and senior Ed Payer of Winnebago.
Allen placed three individuals on the Central Division All-Conference team being seniors Brogan Jones, Lukas Oswald and Noah Carr while senior Josh Grone earned honorable mention.
Other Central Division All-Conference members were senior Tyrell McCauley and junior Jalen Merrick of Walthill, junior Anthony Haberman of Wynot and seniors Sam Harms and Morten from Hartington-Newcastle.
The Winside boys landed senior Brody Meis as honorable mention in the Central Division.
Seniors Carter Schnoor and Keaton Backhaus of Randolph were tabbed with West Division All-Conference honors while senior Jameson Svehla finished honorable mention.
Other West Division All-Conference honorees were senior Braden Eisenhauer of Bloomfield, freshman John Mitchell of Creighton, seniors John Schlote and Brendan Rasmussen of Plainview as well as junior Graysen Schultze and Timmerman of Osmond.
The LCC boys basketball team also won Lewis & Clark conference tourney over Ponca, 66-56 on February 10.
East Division Honorable Mention:
-Nolan Belt 12 E-H
-Cayden Phillips 11 Ponca
-Duran Blackfish 9 Winnebago
-Cael Hartung 11 L-C-C
-Evan Haisch 10 L-C-C
-Scott Kearnes 12 Homer
-Landon Gilster 11 Homer
-Gabe Peitz 12 Wakefield
Central Division Honorable Mention:
-Peyton Wieseler 11 Wynot
-Matthew Meisenheimer 12 H/N
-Brody Meis 12 Winside
-Kellen Whiteeyes 11 Walthill
-Josh Grone 12 Allen
West Division Honorable Mention:
-Aaron Chishiba 12 Osmond
-Justus Maertins 12 Osmond
-Jaxson Claussen 9 Wausa
-Jameson Svehla 12 Randolph
-Conner Hammer 12 Creighton
-Gabe Lauck 11 Bloomfield