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Lady Cats dominate district awards
by Bruce Harper
Mar 05, 2009 | 534 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Junior S-T Lady Cat Rachel Mengers was named by the district’s coaches as the District 30-2A’s most valuable player.
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The Skidmore-Tynan Lady Cat varsity basketball team dominated district play this year, going 10-0 for the second straight year. The S-T girls also dominated the recently released All-District 30-2A awards.

Forward Rachel Mengers was named by the district’s coaches as the most valuable player. Mengers often led the Lady Cats in scoring and was a force on the boards. Several double-doubles indicated her value to the team.

The four senior starters for the Lady Cats were named to the all-district first team. Point guard Courtney Vandever, wing Ashley Scott, wing Devon Wilder and post Alexis Schmidt were a big part of the Lady Cats’ unbeaten run through district over the past two years.

Sagan Gabbert and D’Anne Wilder earned honorable mention status this year and were an integral part of the Lady Cats’ season.

The district’s academic all-district squad also boasted several Lady Cats. These student-athletes not only performed on the court but maintained at least a 90 average in the classroom. Gabbert, Schmidt, Scott, Vandever, D’Anne Wilder and Devon Wilder all earned placement on the District 30-2A top academic squad.

The coaches also named the Lady Cats’ coach, Joseph Grimes III, as the district’s Coach of the Year. Coach Grimes guided the S-T ladies to a 25-10 season, into the third round or regional quarterfinals and to an unbeaten district record of 10-0. This year’s award was coach Grimes’ second straight district honor.
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