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Area Athletes Selected To All-Conference Teams


Athletes Selected To
All-Conference Teams

By David Sharp

   Five area athletes were named to the 2009 All Tri-Rivers and
Tri-County Conference Basketball First Teams.

   Knox County seniors Dennis Dent and Tessa Ramer made the first
team All Tri-Rivers squads. Brashear seniors Kiley Watson, Trae Treasure and
Matt Thomas earned first team All Tri-County Conference recognition.

   Dennis Dent and Kiley Watson were unanimous all conference
selections. Watson was named the Tri-County Conference Boy’s MVP. Tiger boy’s
coach Don Wilburn was named Tri-County Conference Boy’s Coach of the Year.

   Junior Lorrie Peters and senior Mitchel Penn represented Knox
County on the Tri-Rivers Conference second team.

   Sophomore Abby McKim, freshman Macy Rogers, senior Ryan Ferdig
along with junior Anthony Ambrosia represented Brashear on the Tri-County
second team. Junior Jessica Murfin and senior Kyle Ellison made the Clarence
Cannon Conference second team from Highland.

   Brashear senior Justin Hazen earned Tri-County Conference
Honorable Mention recognition. Knox County sophomore Justin Reeves made the
Tri-Rivers Conference Boy’s Third Team.

   Knox County and Brashear won a total of 65 varsity basketball
games during the 2008-09 season. The Eagles were second in both Tri-Rivers
Conference races. Knox County (20-8) won the Class 2 District 14 Championship.
Brashear (23-5) won the Tri-County Conference boys’ championship and were
second in Class 1 District 11.

   The Lady Eagles (14-12) had their first winning season since
1995. The Lady Tigers (8-18) finished seventh in the Tri-County Conference.