Vaughn tops list of District 6 honors

Carey’s Phil Vaughn earned the top Division IV girls coaching honor Tuesday from the District 6 Coaches Association, and several players picked up individual accolades.

Vaughn guided the Blue Devils to the Midland Athletic League title with an 8-2 mark. Carey went 18-4 during the regular season and won its sectional opener Tuesday 64-47 over Hopewell-Loudon.

Three of Vaughn’s players gained District 6 honors. Senior Hannah Tong led that group by averaging 17 points per game en route to a first-team nod. Junior Hannah Draper and freshman Sydney Wentling landed on the Division IV honorable mention list.

The Division IV list was littered with area talent.

St. Wendelin senior Colleen Fondessy, Calvert junior Kate Brickner, Seneca East senior Ashton Daniel, New Riegel sophomore Kara Scherger and Hopewell-Loudon senior Cassandra Hohman were all first-team picks.

Second-team awards went to the Mohawk duo of senior Lynsey Trusty and junior Kasey Adelsperger, New Riegel sophomore Taylor Arbogast, Hopewell-Loudon junior Courtney Burns and St. Wendelin senior Heather Saalman.

The honorable mention list included Calvert junior Olivia Smith, Mohawk junior Julie Adelsperger, New Riegel junior Taylor Kirian, Calvert senior Megan Funkhouser, New Riegel junior Lauren Ladd and Buckeye Central junior Brooke Karl.

Upper Sandusky junior Taylor Graboski was the area’s lone Division III first-team player.

Senior teammate Allison Snyder ended on the second team, and fellow Ram junior Amber Cox was an honorable mention player.

Columbian senior Jocelyn Cole gained a Division II honorable mention spot.