Your Prep Sports
Solon completed its best season in nearly two decades last week with a trip to the state semifinals.
On Tuesday a couple of the players responsible for the Spartans’ success picked up some individual postseason hardware.
Solon juniors Callie Levin and Hailey Miller were each named to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association Class 3A all-state team when the organization released its postseason honors on Tuesday.
Levin and Miller were the top two scorers for a Solon team that went 23-3, reached the state tournament for the first time since 2006 and won its first game at state since 1998.
The Solon backcourt duo highlights a list of six Your Prep Sports area athletes named to the IPSWA all-state teams.
Levin earned all-state honors for the third consecutive season and was a first-team pick for the second year in a row after leading Solon with 18.2 points, 4.2 assists and 3.7 steals per game.
An Iowa recruit, Levin also averaged 5.7 rebounds per game and shot 41 percent from the floor and 77 percent from the free throw line.
Miller was named to the Class 3A third-team, earning all-state honors for the first team.
The junior guard ranked second on the team in scoring with 11.5 points per game to go with 3.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.9 steals per game.
West High senior guard Meena Tate and Liberty High senior Jasmine Barney were each named to the Class 5A all-state team.
Barney was named to the 5A second team for the second straight season after leading Liberty High in points (15.7), rebounds (6.2), steals (2.6) and assists (2.5) per game.
Tate was a third-team selection in Class 5A following a senior season in which she averaged a team-high 14.7 points, 3.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.
Clear Creek Amana junior Ava Locklear was a second-team all-state pick in Class 4A after helping the Clippers reach the state tournament.
The 5-foot-11 Locklear averaged a double-double with 13.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game while shooting 48 percent from the field and 65 percent from the free throw line.
Locklear also led Clear Creek Amana with 3.3 assists, 2 blocked shots and 1.7 steals per game.
Regina sophomore Morgan Miller earned all-state honors for the first time when she was selected to the Class 2A second-team.
Miller led Regina in scoring (17), rebounds (4.7) and steals (3) and ranked second on the team with 4 assists per game helping the Regals reach the 2A state tournament for the second consecutive season.
Algona Garrigan senior Audi Crooks was named Miss Iowa Basketball after leading the state in scoring this season at 32.9 points per game while leading the Bears to the Class 1A state title.
Iowa Print Sports Writers Association All-State Girls Basketball
First team – Sahara Williams, Sr., Waterloo West; Halli Poock, Sr., Waterloo West; Halle Vice, Sr., Pleasant Valley; Alli Tanke, Jr., Johnston; Ava Zediker, Soph., West Des Moines Dowling; Aaliyah Riley, Jr., Johnston; Savannah Gage, Soph., Ankeny; Grace Knutson, Jr., Cedar Falls
Second team – Journey Houston, Soph., Davenport North; Arianna Jackson, Sr., Des Moines Roosevelt; Kaliyah Sain, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Amani Jenkins, Soph., Des Moines North; Brooklin Dailey, Sr., Southeast Polk; Jasmine Barney, Sr., Liberty High; Elise Jaeger, Jr., West Des Moines Valley; Jaeden Pratt, Soph., Ankeny Centennial
Third team – Meena Tate, Sr., West High; Divine Bourage, Soph., Davenport North; Jessie Clemons, Jr., Pleasant Valley; Jenica Lewis, Fr., Johnston; Alex Flattery, Jr., Sioux City East; Ellie Muller, Fr., West Des Moines Dowling; Zoe Kennedy, Sr., Linn-Mar; Lillie Peterson, Sr., Bettendorf
First team – Libby Fandel, Soph., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Brooklyn Stanley, Jr., Sioux City Heelan; Jenna Hopp, Sr., Glenwood; Payton Hardy, Sr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Makayla Boatman, Sr., North Polk; Emma Miner, Sr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Bryar Duwe, Sr., Decorah; Aaliyah Thompson, Jr., Ballard
Second team – Kyla Mason, Sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Ava Locklear, Jr., Clear Creek Amana; Yazmeen Whitsitt, Jr., Decorah; Vanessa Bickford, Jr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Abby Tuttle, Soph., North Polk; Jena Young, Sr., Winterset; Jada Newberg, Sr., Sioux City Heelan; Lauren Walker, Soph., Central DeWitt
Third team – Doryn Paup, Sr., Creston; Lauren Golinghorst, Sr., North Scott; Jada Piercy, Sr., Spencer; Katelyn Eggena, Jr., Waverly-Shell Rock; Reggi Spotts, Jr., Mason City; Andrea Lopreato, Sr., Mount Pleasant; Ella Bockenstedt, Sr., Marion; Lucy Scott, Jr., Council Bluffs Lewis Central
First team – Haylee Stokes, Soph., Esthervile-Lincoln Central; Jenna Twedt, Sr., Benton Community; Katy Reyerson, Sr., West Marshall; Callie Levin, Jr., Solon; Gracie Schoonoven, Sr., Unity Christian; Kelsey Joens, Sr., West Liberty; Emily TerWee, Sr., West Lyon; Carlee Rochford, Sr., New Hampton
Second team – Jayden Kuper, Soph., Monticello; Aubrey Schwieso, Soph., Harlan; Kaitlyn Mumm, Sr., Des Moines Christian; Emma Donovan, Sr., Dubuque Wahlert; Zada Johnson, Jr., Clear Lake, Alyssa Griffith, Sr., Vinton-Shellsburg; Payton Harter, Soph., Atlantic; Willow Bleeker, Sr., Sioux Center
Third team – Ava Schubert, Sr., Davenport Assumption; Finley Hall, Sr., West Liberty; Hailey Miller, Jr., Solon; Jordan Stokes, Jr., Estherville-Lincoln Central; Baily Strovers, Sr., Grinnell; Chloe Meester, Soph., Mount Vernon; Emma Townsley, Jr., Benton Community; Lilly See, Sr., Mount Vernon
First team – Addison Klosterbuer, Sr., Central Lyon; Payton Petersen, Jr., Dike-New Hartford; Clara Teigland, Sr., Treynor; Madison Brouwer, Sr., Sibley-Ocheyedan; Lindsey Davis, Jr., Nodaway Valley; Akaysa Duitscher, Sr., Pocahontas Area; Desta Hoogendoorn, Jr., Central Lyon; Jadyn Petersen, Jr., Dike-New Hartford
Second team – Carlyn Janssen, Sr., Pocahontas Area; Riley Batta, Sr., South Central Calhoun; Morgan Miller, Soph., Regina; Ellary Knock, Sr., Dike-New Hartford; Whitney Klyn, Sr., Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont; Laney Pilcher, Sr., Jesup; Grace Hennessy, Sr., Denver; Morgan Christian, Sr., Sioux Central
Third team – Jaidyn Sellers, Jr., Panorama; Morgan Neuroth, Jr., East Marshall; Kora Alesch, Sr., MMCRU; Bailey Boeve, Fr., Hinton; Izzy Eisbach, Fr., Nodaway Valley; Alyssa Lux, Sr., Cascade; Payton Bush, Sr., Mediapolis; Brooklyn Love, Jr., Hudson
First team – Audi Crooks, Sr., Algona Garrigan; Molly Joyce, Sr., Algona Garrigan; Kamryn Kurt, Jr., North Linn; Quinn Grubbs, Sr., Exira-EHK; Mallory Leerar, Jr., West Hancock; Mary Walker, Sr., Newell-Fonda; Whitney Jensen, Jr., Remsen St. Mary’s; Bradie Buffington, Sr., Winfield-Mount Union
Second team – Macy Boge, Jr., North Linn; Kierra Jungers, Jr., Newell-Fonda; Emma Martinek, Sr., West Fork; Ellah Kissell, Sr., WACO; Audrie Helmrichs, Jr., Edgewood-Colesburg; Mia Boulton, Sr., Montezuma; Joy Beran, Sr., Riceville; Sarah Burton, Jr., Highland
Third team – Madison Hillman, Sr., Saint Ansgar; Nakia Ollivierre, Fr., AGWSR; Ashlyn Davis, Soph., Westwood; Abbie Capesius, Jr., Algona Garrigan; Molly Boge, Soph., North Linn; Brynnly German, Jr., Martensdale-St. Marys; Mya Bunkers, Jr., Remsen St. Mary’s; Sadie Cox, Soph., Lenox