Stateline Sports Hub’s 2016-17 NUIC All Conference Basketball and Wrestling Teams
by Al Zipsie
Here are Stateline Sports Hub's 2016-17 NUIC All Conference boys and girls basketball teams and wrestling team.
Four of the five on the first team are underclassmen. The only senior is Amboy's Jordan Hochstatter.
Junior Austin Guy from Orangeville, who averaged 22.8 points a game, was the only AP All State Honorable Pick from the conference. Guy led Orangeville to its first Regional championship in 26 years.
The others named to the first team were juniors Kyle Ottens of Milledgeville and Trey Thomas of River Ridge along with sophomore Josh Young from Polo.
The girls team was led by Galena's Katie Furlong who was All State first team. Galena lost in the Super Sectional for the second straight year.
Stateline Sports Hub NUIC All Conference Boys
Austin Guy, Orangeville
Kyle Ottens, Milledgeville
Justin Young, Polo
Jordan Hochstatter, Amboy
Trey Thomas, River Ridge
Patrick Gustafson, Aquin
Zac Cummings, Aquin
Caden Getz, Orangeville
Cade Schave, Milledgeville
Brandon Schniderman, Forreston
Brighton Haverland and Ethan Christians of Eastland, Justin Hart of Amboy, Cam Spillane and Hunter Holland of Galena, Ben Robins of Durand, Tyler Reinhart of Aquin and Peyton Heller East of Dubuque.
Stateline Sports Hub NUIC All Conference Girls
Katie Furlong, Galena
Jaynee Prestegaard, Ashton/Franklin Center
Madeline Prestegaard, Ashton/Franklin Center
Delaney Wilhelm, Amboy
Tyra Clark, Pearl City
Karlee Doege, Amboy
Makenzie Fink, Eastland
Abby Ponder, Pecatonica
Emily Offenhesier, Stockton
Tia Clark, Pearl City
Tabria Thomas of River Ridge/Scales Mound, Skylar Culbertson of East Dubuque, Alyse Southard of Pecatonica, Ellie Packer of Dakota, Lydia Coatney of Eastland, Abby Barr of Aquin and Katie Asche of Durand.
The NUIC won the 1A team dual state championship for the fifth straight year as Lena-Winslow advanced nine wrestlers to Individual State.
Dakota, who had won it the previous four years, placed four wrestlers on the all NUIC team and West Carroll added three.
First Team All NUIC Wrestling
Andrew Wenger, Dakota
Maverick McPeek, Dakota
Nate Schultz, West Carroll
Rahveon Valentine, Lena-Winslow/Stockton
Ian Kuehl, Lena-Winslow/Stockton
Hunter Luke, Lena-Winslow/Stockton
Kyle Kalkbrenner, Lena-Winslow/Stockton
Andrew VanKampen, West Carroll
Josh Anderson, West Carroll
Austin Vincent, Lena-Winslow/Stockton
Elijah Rowe, Lena-Winslow/Stockton
Alex Porter, Dakota
Peyton Keefer, Lena-Winslow
Evan Riggle, Dakota
Jerimah Hermann, Lena-Winslow/Stockton
Aaron Dvorak, Lena-Winslow/Stockton
Cade Meier, Dakota
Connor Davis, Lena-Winslow/Stockton
Colin Barker, Dakota
Connor Eubanks, Polo
Brendyn Williams, Ashton/Franklin Center
Alex Hoffman, Durand