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S-T Bobcats, Lady Cats earn postseason honors - Acosta selected to all-region squad
by Bruce Harper
Mar 25, 2010 | 395 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Lady Cats and Bobcats from Skidmore-Tynan dominated the District 30-2A basketball postseason awards this year after finishing at or near the top of their district races.

Lady Cat Celina Acosta was named the Defensive Player of the Year and also garnered a spot on the All-Region IV team.

“Celina is very deserving of her All-Region Award. There are a lot of things that she does on the floor that don’t show up on the scoreboard. Celina is very aggressive on the floor and is very aware of what is happening out there,” said S-T coach Joseph Grimes III.

“Sometimes it looks as if she knows something is going to happen before it does.”

Brittany Garza was selected as the district’s Newcomer of the Year and Grimes was chosen as a Co-Coach of the Year along with Adriana Gutierrez of Banquete, which shared the district title with the S-T team.

Lady Cats Rachel Mengers and D’Anne Wilder were named to the district’s first team while Jennifer Pueblo and Amber Hughlett were selected as second team all-district honorees.

The Lady Cats making the Academic All-District team included Tabatha Crow, Brittany Garza, Amber Hughlett, Rachel Mengers, Samantha Minter, Jennifer Pueblo and D’Anne Wilder.

On the boys’ side of the all-district honors, Bobcat Connor McCarn was named unanimously as the district’s MVP for his play this year.

McCarn averaged a double-double of 21 points per game (first in district scoring) to go along with 10 rebounds a contest for the Bobcats.

“Connor helped lead our team to the playoffs for the first time since 2005,” said coach Paul Yuma.

Yuma garnered a Co-Coach of the Year award for his 18-13 and 7-3 district second place Bobcats.

S-T placed Zachary Hall and Zach Mengers on the district first team while Ben Davis and Erasmo Huerta were selected to the second team.

Rene Jimenez earned honorable mention status for his play this year.
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