Valentine leads girls all-region squad



North Laurel’s Hailee Valentine was named player of the year on the 13th Region Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-Region Team.

By John Henson, Managing Editor

North Laurel junior guard Hailee Valentine was named player of the year on the annual 13th Region Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-Region Team.
Valentine averaged 18.2 points per game for the 24-5 Lady Jaguars, who finished second to South Laurel in the 13th Region Tournament for the second straight year.
North Laurel’s Eddie Mahan and Bell County’s David Teague shared the honor as coach of the year in the region.
The all-region team includes:

First team
Whitney Caldwell – Pineville
Mikkah Siler – Williamsburg
Shelby Stewart – Corbin
Emily Sizemore – North Laurel
Nadine Johnson – Bell County
Rachel Presley – South Laurel
Raigan King – Pineville
Gracie Jo Wilder – Whitley County
Kailey Owens – Middlesboro
Talyah McQueen – Bell County
Caylan Mills – Knox Central

Second team
Alyssa Gibson – Red Bird
Kallie Housley – Corbin
Ella Karst – Harlan County
Presley Partin – Knox Central
Taylor Asher – Clay County
Kena Ward – Jackson County
Ashtyn Meyers – Bell County
Bree Howard – South Laurel
Darcie Anderson – Whitley County
Halle Collins – Knox Central

Third team
Jaycie Monhollen – Whitley County
Kylie Noe – Harlan
Chloe McKnight – North Laurel
Brianna Gallagher – Knox Central
Kylee Shannon – Jackson County
Reis Anderson – Whitley County
Mataya Ausmus – Bell County
Aymanni Wynn – Harlan
Natalie Carl – Jackson County
Madison Curry – Clay County

All-region senior academic team:
Bell County – Abby Cornett and Sara Kidwell
Clay County – Taylor Asher and Hailey Napier
Corbin – Shelby Stewart and Lauren Faulkner
Harlan County – Kassy Owens, Jacey Lewis, Kelly Beth Hoskins and Haley Middleton
Harlan – Angel Wynn and Alli Thompson
Middlesboro – Katelyn Delk
Pineville — Summer Partin, Whitney Caldwell and Raigan King
South Laurel – Bree Howard
Whitley County – Reis Anderson, Jaycie Monhollen, Natalie Moses, Dorian Siler, Katy Powers and Gladys Thornton
Williamsburg – Sabrina Lewis, Morgan Prewitt and Mikkah Siler