Riccardo, Jackson Grodhaus head county all-stars
Beaver Local senior Jenna Riccardo along with East Liverpool senior Tresean Jackson and Southern Local senior Cam Grodhaus captured top honors on the 2019-20 Columbiana County all-star basketball teams.
They were named Columbiana County players of the year in balloting by county coaches on Sunday.
Riccardo is the girls player of the year a second straight year.
She averaged 21 points and 13 rebounds with 20 double-doubles this season for the 13-11 Beavers. She is first in school history with 1,767 career points and 1,032 rebounds.
Riccardo and Lisbon senior Maddie Liberati were the girls unanimous selections.
Jackson finished as East Liverpool’s all-time leading scorer with 1,387 career points. He averaged 22.3 points and 5.4 assists for the the Potters, who went 18-6 and advanced the district finals.
Grodhaus led the Indians to a school-best 18-7 record and reached the district championship game for the fourth time in school history. He averaged 21.0 points and 3.8 assists a game and finished as the school’s third all-time scoring leaders.
Jackson and Grodhaus were unanimous boys selections along with Columbiana senior Matthew Mazei, Crestview junior Drake Golden and East Palestine sophomore Jonathan Bertovich.
Coaches of the year are Columbiana’s Todd Johnson for the boys and Crestview’s Ethan Blatch for the second straight year for the girls.
Johnson led the Clippers to a 19-5 season and the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference title, their first league title in 12 years.
Blatch guided the Rebels to a 16-9 season and an impressive 69-53 win over Liberty in the Struthers Division III district semifinal.
Jackson, Grodhaus and Golden return to the first team and are joined by Mazei, Bertovich, Lisbon junior Ryan McCullough, Wellsville senior Darien Suggs and Beaver Local senior Luke Chetock.
The boys second team includes Wellsville junior Luke Green, Columbiana senior Hunter Zentner, Heartland Christian senior Cade Roth, Lisbon junior Blayne Brownfield, East Liverpool senior Brennan O’Hara, Salem junior Hunter Griffith, Southern Local junior Brock Smalley and United junior Keaton Baker.
Columbiana senior Kayla Muslovski in the girls first team for a fourth time. Riccardo, Lisbon senior Izzy Perez and Crestview junior Krista Perry are first-teamers for a third straight year and Salem junior Kyla Jamison for a second straight year.
Riccardo, Liberati, Muslovski, Perez, Perry and Jamison are joined on the first team by East Palestine junior Joclyn Fristik and East Liverpool senior Emma Ludwig.
The girls second team includes Columbiana senior Grace Hammond, United senior Bailey Boosz, Crestview senior Tanner Hoffer, Heartland Christian senior Sydney Ogden, Leetonia senior Anna Buffone, Salem junior Casey Johnson, Wellsville senior Cameron Carlevale and Columbiana junior Grace Witmer.
BOYS FIRST TEAM
Player Class School
Tresean Jackson Sr. East Liverpool
Cam Grodhaus Sr. Southern Local
Matthew Mazei Sr. Columbiana
Drake Golden Jr. Crestview
Jonathan Bertovich Soph. East Palestine
Ryan McCullough Jr. Lisbon
Darien Suggs Sr. Wellsville
Luke Chetock Sr. Beaver Local
BOYS SECOND TEAM
Luke Green Jr. Wellsville
Hunter Zentner Sr. Columbiana
Cade Roth Sr. Heartland
Blayne Brownfield Jr.. Lisbon
Brennan O’Hara Sr. East Liverpool
Hunter Griffith Jr. Salem
Brock Smalley Jr. Southern Local
Keaton Baker Jr. United
Josh Hilditch (Beaver Local); Sean Whitehead (Columbiana); Kirkland Miller (Crestview); Timmy Neal (East Liverpool); Brandon Turcola (East Palestine); Steven Baker (Heartland Christian); Ian Davis, Marco Ferry (Leetonia); Michael Davis (Lisbon); Drew Weir (Salem); Jayce Sloan (Southern Local); Nathan Miller (United); Justin Talbert (Wellsville).
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Tresean Jackson (East Liverpool)
Cam Grodhaus (Southern)
COACH OF THE YEAR
Todd Johnson (Columbiana)
GIRLS FIRST TEAM
Player Class School
Jenna Riccardo Sr. Beaver Local
Maddie Liberati Sr. Lisbon
Joclyn Fristik Jr. East Palestine
Kayla Muslovski Sr. Columbiana
Krista Perry Jr. Crestview
Izzy Perez Sr. Lisbon
Kyla Jamison Jr. Salem
Emma Ludwig Sr. East Liverpool
GIRLS SECOND TEAM
Grace Hammond Sr. Columbiana
Bailey Boosz Sr. United
Tanner Hoffer Sr. Crestview
Sydney Ogden Sr. Heartland
Anna Buffone Sr. Leetonia
Casey Johnson Jr. Salem
Cameron Carlevale Sr. Wellsville
Grace Witmer Jr. Columbiana
Madison Cline (Beaver Local); Tori Long (Columbiana); Mara Halas (Crestview); Ciara Peachey (East Liverpool); Payton Sherry (East Palestine); Madi Matthews (Heartland Christian); Taran Ferry (Leetonia); Bryanna VanGiesen (Lisbon); Jaden Hamilton (Salem); Erin Boyle, Olivia Kerns (Southern Local); Morgan Hovorka (United); Hunter Weekley (Wellsville).
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jenna Riccardo (Beaver Local)
COACH OF THE YEAR
Aaron Blatch (Crestview)