YHS well represented in All-LPAA hoops selections
Yuma High Schools basketball teams were well represented in the All-LPAA selections after sweeping the league titles this season.
Both teams had a total of four selections, including one honorable mention for each team.
Cody Robinson The junior was key in the Indians championship run, averaging a team-leading 14.7 points, 3.0 assists and 2.7 steals per game. She also averaged 4.9 rebounds, second best on the team. She shot the most free throws for the
Indians and made a team-leading 67 percent from the charity stripe.
Chasey Blach The 6-foot junior had a huge season in helping the Indians to the Class 2A title. She averaged a double-double on the season with 14.1 points per game and a team-leading 11.5 rebounds. She also averaged 2.3 blocks per game. She shot 57 percent for the season, and knocked down 65 percent of her free throws.
Avery Whitehead The senior helped lead a determined group to the state title. She made the most 3-pointers for the Indians with 32, while averaging 7.9 points per game, along with 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game.
Girls honorable mention
Reagan Nolin The sophomore is one of the promising younger players that have Yuma fans thinking the good times will keep coming. She averaged 4.6 points per game and 1.8 rebounds. She made the second most 3-pointers with 21.
Yuma boys All-LPAA
Jake Chrisman The 6-foot-7 junior enjoyed a breakthrough season while helping the Indians to the 2A title after he sat out his sophomore year due to injury. He averaged a double-double with 14 points and 10.6 rebounds
per game, leading the team in both categories. He also averaged 2.3 blocks and 2.0 steals per game. He led the team in field goal percentage at 57 percent.
Victor Mendoza The junior developed into a great team player this past season, averaging 13.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.5 steals per game. His slashing style resulted in him shooting the most free throws on the team, making 60 percent from the charity stripe.
Diego Covarrubias The senior was a key facilitator during the Indians championship season. He averaged 9.5 points per game, third best on the team, along with 5.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.4 steals, the second best for the Indians. He shot 59 percent on 2-pointers and 62 percent from the free-throw line.
Boys honorable mention
Connor Hixon The senior had an emotionally up-and-down season. He started strong, but lingering injuries sustained before the season led to him sitting out after the holiday break, and there was concern he might not play again. However, he eventually was able to get back out on the court, missing only four games. He averaged 8.0 points per game, 2.9 rebounds,
2.0 assists and 1.8 steals. Hixon led the team in 3-pointers, making 29 on 36-percent shooting.
Girls Cody Robinson, Yuma, jr.; Chasey Blach, Yuma, jr.; Morgan Smith, Wray, jr.; Dawson Knode, Haxtun, jr.; Grace Dille, Holyoke, sr.; Taeryn Trumper, Holyoke, so.; Maddie Soehner, Wray, sr.; Marissa Schelling, Haxtun, sr.; Avery Whitehead, Yuma, sr.; Peyton Pecar, Wray, sr.; Emily Jelden, Holyoke, so.; Lydia Stegner, Merino, jr.; honorable mention Molly Brown, Haxtun, jr.; Reagan Nolin, Yuma, so.; Katie Arnold, Akron, sr.
Boys Jake Chrisman, Yuma, jr.; Victor Mendoza, Yuma, jr.; Diego Covarrubias, Yuma, sr.; Cade McKinley, Sedgwick County, sr.; Colten Woodhams, Sedgwick County, sr.; Ryan Schaefer, Haxtun, sr.; Joey Gerk, Haxtun, jr.; Arturo Dominguez, Holyoke, sr.; Isaiah Herder, Akron, jr.; Brayden Nichols, Caliche, sr.; Chase Powell, Merino, sr.; Justin Pecar, Wray, so.; honorable mention Connor Hixon, Yuma, sr.; Jaxon Brown, Haxtun, sr.; Skyler Armstrong, Caliche, sr.