Lima Senior’s Josiah Fulcher has been named as the Division I boys basketball Player of the Year and Shawnee’s George Mangas is the Division II boys Player of the Year on the All-Northwest Ohio basketball teams, which were announced Wednesday night.
Columbus Grove’s Blake Reynolds shared Division IV boys Player of the Year honors.
Fulcher, a 6-2 senior guard who has signed with Bowling Green State University, has received Player of the Year honors the last two years in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference and went over 1,000 points in his career earlier this season. He is averaging 21.3 points a game this season.
Mangas, a 6-3 junior forward, was voted the Western Buckeye League Player of the Year. He is averaging 30.4 points a game this season and went over the 1,000 points mark for his career earlier this season.
Lima Senior’s Jamir Simpson was also on the Division I boys first team. Shawnee’s John Barker was voted onto the Division II second team and LCC’s Biggz Johnson was on the Division III second team. Perry’s Chazz Johnson was a third-teamer in Division IV.
Shawnee’s Tyson Elwer, Elida’s Quan Moore, LCC’s Rossy Moore and Perry’s Brayden Knight received honorable mention.
Bath’s Ruby Bolon was on the girls Division II first team and Lima Central Catholic’s Rosie Williams was a first-team player in Division IV.
Lima Senior’s Nakiya Sigman was on the Division I second team and Bath Chandler Clark was a second-team selection in Division II. Lima Senior’s Ajohlon Bullock, Bath’s Madelyn Renner, Elida’s Amira Freeman and Addisyn Freeman, LCC’s Olivia Stolly and Perry’s Tia Barfield were given honorable mention.
Other area players were were voted to the first team in their division are: Colin Westrick (Ottawa-Glandorf), Blake Reynolds (Columbus Grove), Kalen Etzler (Crestview), Kelsey Erford (Ottawa-Glandorf), Nicole Knippen (Ottoville), Kenzie King (Columbus Grove), Caleb Kinney (Parkway), Ivy Wolf (Minster) and Chelsi Giesige (Paulding).
Ottawa-Glandorf coach Troy Yant was Division III girls Coach of the Year and Fort Recovery’s Holly Gann shared Coach of the Year honors in girls Division IV.