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MISSOULA — The trophies have been hoisted.

The hugs and cheers or the sighs and tears have all been let out. Needless to say, the high school basketball season has yet again come to an end. 

Over the past several weeks, most of the all-state and all-conference teams have slowly filtered in, as well as all-tournament teams. 

Class AA Boys

Gatorade Player of the Year and Missoula Sentinel senior Sam Beighle was named first-team all-state and to the Class AA boys' all-tournament team. He wasn't alone, as Missoula Hellgate's sophomore phenom Rollie Worster landed on both teams too. 

The other two area players making the all-state cut were Kalispell Flathead's Sam Elliott and Tyler Johnson. Sentinel's Gaige DeShazer, along with Kalispell Glacier's Collin Kazmier were tabbed as honorable mentions to the all-tournament team.

DeShazer, Hellgate's Bridger Deden and Kade Lunday, as well as Kalispell Glacier's Brec Rademacher made the cut for second-team all-conference, while Missoula Big Sky's Camdyn LaRance and a trio of Glacier players in Caden Harkins, Kody Jarvis and Drew Engellant earned honorable mention honors.

Class AA Girls

Sentinel's seniors Jordyn Schweyen and Kylie Frohlich were named all-state and were tabbed to the Class AA girls' all-tournament team after finishing second at the state tournament. Shelby Schweyen garnered a first-team all-state nod as well and was honorable mention for the all-tournament team.

Lexi Deden, a sophomore Spartan, made it onto the second-team for the Western AA conference. as did Hellgate's Kylie Lunday and Flathead's Clara Vandenbosch. 

Deden also earned honorable mention honors for the all-tournament team, as did Kalispell Glacier's Kali Gulick and Ellie Stevens.

Four area players earned Western AA conference honorable mention status: Flathead's Mary Heaton, Big Sky's Julia Riekena, Glacier's Cadie Williams and Hellgate's Shay Evans. 

Class A Boys

The third-place finishing Hamilton Broncs cleaned house with the all-state and all-conference nods. 

Carter Kearns, Hunter Omlid and Tanner Goligoski made the Class A all-state team for the Broncs. Frenchtown's Adam Botkin also made the cut. 

Three local players made the second-team Southwest A team as well: Frenchtown's Ethan Pyron and Cade Baker and Hamilton's Cam Rothie.

Stevensville's Dalton Bragg and Corvallis' Ryal Jessop round out the Southwest A honorable mentions. 

Hamilton coach Travis Blome was named Western A Coach of the Year.

Class A Girls

Hamilton's senior star Cariann Kunkel headlined Class A's all-state team. She was joined by Frenchtown's Alivia Williams, who also made the squad. 

Other local players making the Class A all-state team: Columbia Falls' Dani Douglas and Hannah Gedlaman and Ronan's Micalann McCrea. 

Hamilton had two more players make the Southwest A's second-team: seniors Tessa Della Silva and Lauren Ryter. Frenchtown's Kylie Willett and Meg Delaney were also named to league's second-team, as did Stevensville's Angel Richards. 

Players receiving honorable mention nods for the Southwest A conference: Corvallis' Calla Haldorson, Hamilton's Mallory McGill and Stevensville's Megan Pendergast. 

Mark Albert, Hamilton's skipper, won the league's Coach of the Year honor.

Out of the Northwest A, Libby's Jayden Winslow and Shannon Reny made the second-team, as did Columbia Falls' Ryley Kehr. Making the honorable mention list were Columbia Falls' Trista Cowan, Whitefish's Annisa Brown, Polson's Kaelyn Smith, Libby's Alli Collins and Ronan's Jaelyn Askan.

Columbia Falls' Cary Finberg and Browning's Ray Augure shared the Northwest A Coach of the Year accolade. 

Class B Boys

After the Bigfork boys cruised to a perfect record and won the Class B tournament last weekend, it's only fitting that the Vikings have plenty of all-staters on their roster.

The Viking trio of Beau Santistevan, Anders Epperly and Logan Gilliard all made the all-state team, as did Thompson Falls' Danny Hoisington. Two local players from the 6B Conference made the all-state team too: Florence-Carlton's Marcus Zeiler and Loyola Sacred Heart's Jack Lincoln.

Thompson Falls had two players, in addition to Hoisington, make the first-team all-7B conference squad, as Payton Frields and Nate Thibeault made the cut.

David Koppang joined Lincoln on the 6B all-conference first team. 

Bigfork had three players make the all-7B conference second-team as well, including Chase Chappius and Clayton and Colton Reichenbach. Thompson Falls' Dylan Beckman also made the second-team, as did Eureka's Colton Cooper and Troy's AJ Faur.

Loyola and Florence each had two players make the cut for the 6B-conference second-team: Loyola's Jacob Hollenback and Joey McElroy and Florence-Carlton's Tyce Pedersen and Brent Stroppel. St. Ignatius' Wacey McClure also made the conference's second-team.

Class B Girls

Florence-Carlton's Danielle Zahn unanimously was voted to the all-state team for Class B. Loyola's Tessa Burke joined Zahn as the only two local 6B-conference players to make the all-state team. 

Other players making the 6B all-conference first team: Florence-Carlton's Rilee Mangun and Makenna Liles, as well as Loyola's Sydney Koppang. 

Loyola's Kylie Esh and Florence-Carlton's Jewel Zeiler made the 6B all-conference second-team too.

Loyola's Travis Walker won the conference Coach of the Year accolade. 

The Valkryies had a strong showing on the all-state list for Class B too, as Jaime Berg and Shae Anderson made the cut. Eureka's Sienna Utter was the third player out of the 7B conference to make the all-state team. 

The three other players making the first-team cut for the 7B conference were Eureka's Erynn Thier, Bigfork's Rakiah Grende and Troy's Allie Coldwell. 

Players making the 7B conference second-team were Bigfork's Abby Ellison and Ellie Berreth, Thompson Falls' Megan Baxter and Haley Morgan and Eureka's Maggie Graves and Liz Pacella. 

Class C Boys

Arlee headlined the all-state list for Class C this season with four different players getting the nod. Seniors Phillip Malatare and Will Mesteth, as well as juniors Greg Whitesell and Lane Johnson were tabbed to the 13-person team. 

Seeley-Swan's Cameron Haines, Plains' Jay Von Heeder, Drummond's Jonah Parke and Lincoln's sophomore scorer Nathan Brown were the other area players making the all-state team. 

Charlo's Tyson Petticrew and Plains' Kyle Weeks made the 14-C conference first-team.

Making up the 14-C conference second team were Charlo's Landers Smith, Noxon's Logan Wood and Rylan Weltz, Plains' Tanner Ovitt and Two Eagle River's Brendan McDonald. 

Arlee's Isaac Fisher, Charlo's Toby Odom, Hot Springs' Tyler Carr and Two Eagle River's Bronco Branson round out the honorable mentions out of 14-C.

Drummond's Jonah Parke and Colby Manley, as well as Philipsburg's Colton Grange were tabbed to the 12-C conference first-team and Drummond's Riley Allen and Luke Holland and Philipsburg's Kade Cutler and Jaxon Lee made the second-team.

All-conference lists for the 13-C conference has not been released yet. 

Class C Girls

A plethora of players from the region made the Class C all-state team, including Arlee's Alyssia Vanderburg, Plains' Jessica Thompson, Darby's Casey Ehmann, Charlo's Kailtin Cox and Clark Fork's Kenzie Mueller and Madison Lommen. 

Making up the 14-C conference first-team were St. Regis' Anna Sanford, Noxon's Cory Brodmerkle, Plains' Lindsay Laws and Arlee's Noelle West. 

Players making the second-team were St. Regis' Justice Tate and Emma Hill, Noxon's Delaney Weltz, Arlee's Nellie Desjarlais and Charlo's Tyrah Hammond. 

Hot Springs' McKennzie Cannon and Sydney Jackson, Noxon's Anna Kaiser and Plains' Kassidy Kinzie round out the honorable mentions for the 14-C conference.

All-conference lists for the 12-C and 13-C conferences have not been released yet.

Amie Just covers Griz football and Missoula-area preps. Follow her on Twitter @Amie_Just or email her at

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