Both Troy and Troy Christian saw some of their athletes honored recently for their hard work and achievements during the basketball season.
Troy struggled through the basketball season with a final record of 8-15 overall, but had a couple of statement wins during the season, defeating Miami East 71-58 in a non-conference matchup, then late in the year, they knocked off league foe Sidney 55-54.
Trotwood had three players on the first team to lead the way on the GWOC North all-conference team, while Troy was shut out on the first-team. Romello Yaqub, a senior who averaged 16.6 points and four assists per game for the Trojans, was the lone Troy player named to the second-team. Named to the special mention was Mechia Linton, as the senior averaged 8.2 points and five rebounds per game for the Trojans.
The GWOC North first-team consisted of Colton Bachman from Piqua, Cameron Gallimore and Andre Gordon from Sidney, Clay Guillozet from Greenville, and three from Trotwood Madison; Myles Belyeu, Amari Davis and Torrey Patten.
The Troy girls’ basketball team also did not place anyone on their first-team all-GWOC North. Sidney dominated the first-team with three players, Sylvia Hudson, Celena Taborn and Kailtyn Davis. Also on first team were Taj Thompson and Nia Martin of Trotwood, Shelby Moses and Brittney Petrosky from Butler.
Troy did place two players on the second-team, as senior Sierra Besecker and junior Bailey Hess are listed among that group. Hess averaged 7.2 points per game, while Besecker was close behind at 5.7 points.
Earning special mention for the Trojans was senior Maddy Taylor.
Two Troy wrestlers also made all-conference first-team, as Kobe Scott and Davin Snyder were honored. Named to the second-team from Troy were Brandon Lewis, Justin Middlestadt, Frankie Quintero, Will Brumfield and Christian Nation. Earning special mention was Troy’s Ben Andrews.
In boys swimming, Joe Dutton and Mitch Orozco earned first-team, while on second team was the 200 Medley team of Jared Liew, Tristan West, Dutton and Orozco, while the 200 free relay team of Liew, Orozco, West and Jackson Armstrong were honored.
The girls team had several second-team swimmers, including 200 Medley relay team of Courtney Carmack, Katie Castaneda, Blake Whitford and Caroline Pratt, while the 200 Free relay team of Pratt, Melanie Harvey, Whitford and Carmack was also honored, along with the 400 Free relay team of Castaneda, Melanie Harvey, Annie Griffith and Maria Poggi.
Metro Buckeye Conference- James Anderson was the lone Eagle to be named to the second-team all MBC for boys basketball, while Hailey Peters was named first-team for the girls, with Kathryn Lee honored to the second team.