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MACY YOUNG

SCHOOL Western Grove

Form Senior

Elevation 5-11

THE SCOOP Leads team in scoring, averaging twenty points. … Tenacious on the drinking glass, pulling down 12 rebounds a game. … Key piece on Lady Bears squad that fabricated country tournament advent in 2021, garnering her second consecutive All-Briefing selection

HALLE EMERSON

SCHOOL Jasper

Form Senior

Summit v-9

THE SCOOP High free energy scorer, averaging 18 points. … Helped squad to 20-13 record and a state tournament appearance a season ago. … Unrelenting rebounder and defender, averaging 9 rebounds and iii steals.

ALESA BAILEY

SCHOOL St. Paul

Class Senior

Tiptop v-7

THE SCOOP Tremendous 3-betoken shooter, averaging 19 points. … Ii-time All-Conference selection. … Filled 6th man duties last year, picking upwards a bigger part this flavor as the team’southward go-to scorer.

ASHTYN CONLEY

School Mulberry

Class Sophomore

HEIGHT 5-5

THE SCOOP Stepped up as true leader of squad in offseason. … Started as a freshman last yr. … Has “calming effect” on residuum of team for first-year coach Logan Hayes

ISABEL CRUZ

SCHOOL Ozark Cosmic

Summit 5-three

CLASS Senior

THE SCOOP Senior leader of team. … Creates opportunities for squad through effort plays. … Leads team in rebounding and charges taken

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AUNDRAE MILUM

Schoolhouse Canton Line

Class Inferior

Meridian 6-two

THE SCOOP Helped the Indians to a 22-5 terminate including a nine-1 record in the 1A-1 West Conference. … Loftier energy player, and can score at all three levels. … 2021 All-Conference selection

HUSTON DAVIDSON

SCHOOL Jasper

CLASS Senior

HEIGHT 6-v

THE SCOOP Averaging 23 points per game. … Shooting guard, but can (and does) play every position. … Good rebounder and key ball-handler when pressure level is on.

LANDEN RHODES

SCHOOL Deer

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Class Senior

HEIGHT six-iv

THE SCOOP Forward averaging a double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds, along with v assists per game. … 2021 All-Conference choice. … Solid inside-out histrion scoring in the paint only can likewise shoot the three-pointer.

COOPER WATSON

School Canton Line

Grade Sophomore

Acme 6-half-dozen

THE SCOOP Versatile histrion who is constructive within and out. … Great understanding of the game and a tremendous passer. … Earned 2021 All-Conference selection as a freshman.

PERRIN LUNSFORD

School Ozark Catholic

CLASS Junior

Superlative 6-four

THE SCOOP Captain leading the team in points, rebounds, charges, blocks, and steals. … Three-yr starter for earning All-Conference honors as a sophomore. … Versatile player on both ends of the floor, guarding one of the best players on the other team while besides scoring inside and outside on the offensive end of the flooring.

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Form 1A BOYS SPOTLIGHT

EVAN GOLDMAN | THE NEW SCHOOL

Goldman a tough matchup for 1A foes

Information technology took David Ferrell 26 seasons in high schoolhouse ranks, just in 2020 he got his first father-son duo when Evan Goldman moved to The New School to play nether the veteran coach.

Goldman, a six-v center, is the son of Ryan Goldman, a actor Ferrell coached in the late 1980s at West Fork.

“I like to give his dad a hard time that Evan is a style better athlete than him,” Ferrell said with a smile. “I ask him, ‘Evan’s a good athlete. Where on earth did he get that from?’ to give him a hard time.”

The junior’s combination of size and skill earned him All-Land honors after the Cougars posted a 36-win season and advanced to the Grade 1A quarterfinals a flavor ago.

“For a big guy he moves well, has big feet and big hands, catches it well, and is merely getting better,” Ferrell said. “He shoots it really well, and even on a guard-heavy team, he’due south one of our best shooters. That is super unsafe. We permit him shoot the three because he tin can.

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“What makes him really special though is how unbelievably coachable he is. He’s really becoming the leader of the squad. He’s actually vocal and leads by example. He’s one of the hardest-working kids we have.”

Goldman patterns his court play after his older cousin Shandon “Biggie” Goldman, a senior forward at Tennessee Tech, who too played at Lincoln High School.

“I try to model my game afterward him,” Goldman said. “My work ethic and game I experience resemble his a lot. He’south always been one of the biggest role models in my life. Going to the gym with him from a young historic period fabricated me desire to be like him. He’s shown me what it takes to be swell.”

— Ethan Westerman • Special to the NWA Democrat-Gazette

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Course 1A GIRLS SPOTLIGHT

JAYLEIGH SMITH | COUNTY LINE

Smith leads young Lady Indian squad

Garnering All-State selection at whatever stage of loftier schoolhouse is a difficult feat. For a player to exercise this in their kickoff varsity season is even tougher.

That’s exactly what County Line guard Jayleigh Smith did a flavor ago, being named to the Form 1A All-Country team as a sophomore.

“Being selected equally a sophomore is pretty rare,” County Line girls’ basketball game coach Ryan Casalman said. “Jayleigh is very tough, able-bodied daughter for Class A, but particularly is really, really physically strong and has washed a really good task for us scoring.”

While she leads her team in scoring due to her knack for getting to the rim and finishing, Smith also leads on the court through her effort and body language.

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“Her teammates honey her,” Casalman said. “She plays hard and is never critical of them. At times I even wish she might would exist, but she’s not the type of leader who’s going to criticize. She’s going to requite information technology her all, 110 pct every time she’south on the flooring.

“Information technology’due south something her teammates appreciate on the court, and certainly I capeesh nearly her as a coach.”

Smith pointed to a family dynamic the Lady Indians have.

“I just love the feeling of being on a squad,” Smith said. “It creates some other sort of family unit in your life. We get to go through so many unlike things together wins the losses, the wins, merely everything you become through knowing you have others there with you, especially the coaches who come aslope you.”

— Ethan Westerman • Special to the NWA Democrat-Gazette




 Evan Goldman The New School


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 Perris Lunsford Ozark Catholic boys basketball


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 Aundrae Milum County Line boys basketball


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 Landen Rhodes Deer boys basketball


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 Watson Cooper County Line boys basketball game


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 New School junior Evan Goldman Tuesday November. xvi, 2021. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. Wampler)


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 Jayleigh Smith (12) of County Line prepares to play on Tuesday, Nov. xvi, 2021, at Lavaca High School. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Hank Layton)


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 Jayleigh Smith of County Line dribbles on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Lavaca Loftier School. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Hank Layton)


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 Ashtyn Conley Mulberry girls basketball


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 Halle Emerson Jasper girls basketball


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 Macy Young Western Grove girls basketball game


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 Alesa Bailey St. Paul girls basketball


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 Isabel Cruz Ozark Catholic girls basketball

Source: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2021/dec/19/prep-basketball-class-1a/