Boys Player of the Year
Jake Gerber, Nazareth: He’s an underclassman, but the junior has been a go-to guy for the Swifts from the moment he arrived on the varsity as a freshman. He was named the District 4-1A MVP and helped lead Nazareth to the state tournament.
Boys Coach of the Year
Taylor Schulte, Nazareth: Taking over at head coach at his alma mater after four years as an assistant, Schulte led the Swifts to a 31-6 record, an undefeated 4-1A championship and a spot in the state championship game.
Jake Gerber, junior, Nazareth: Averaged over 20 points and seven rebounds a game as the top inside threat for the Swifts, leading the perennial powerhouse back to the state tournament for the first time in four years.
Cayden Mann, junior, McLean: Tremendous outside shooter was the District 2-1A MVP, averaging 15.5 points, 3.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds a game to help lead the Tigers to the district championship.
Jake Merrell, senior, Valley: He’s going to Baylor as a distance runner, but can also play basketball, as evidenced by his 18 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks a game for District 7-1A champs.
Tristen Womble, senior, Texline: District 3-1A MVP was one of the top pure scorers in the area, averaging 25 points and eight rebounds a game to carry the Tornadoes offensively.
Colton McCarley, senior, Happy: Offensive MVP of 1-3A averaged 15 points, five rebounds and six assists a game for district champions and Region I-1A finalists.
Girls Player of the Year
Blakely Gerber, Nazareth: The most consistent player on a team full of consistent players, she helped lead the Swiftettes to their second straight state title and was voted the District 1-4A MVP for her all-around play.
Girls Coach of the Year
Eric Schilling, Nazareth: Like Schulte, Schilling’s a Nazareth graduate and he’s maintaining the championship tradition, as he led the Swiftettes to their second straight state title and fourth in the last five years.
Blakely Gerber, junior, Nazareth: Versatile 6-footer averaged 12 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals a game and had 17 points and 11 rebounds in the state championship win over Dodd City, putting her on the All-State Tournament Team.
Cambrie Heiman, sophomore, Nazareth: Led the Swiftettes with 16 points a game while also pulling in seven rebounds a contest, and was named MVP of the state championship game after scoring a game-high 18 points against Dodd City.
Sydney Ritter, junior, Groom: District 2-1A MVP led Lady Tigers in scoring and was named Texas Six-man Coaches Association and Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Region I selection.
Kyllie Richardson, senior, Hartley: District 3-1A MVP carried the Lady Tigers offensively, averaging 25 points and eight rebounds a game.
Madison Stockett, Sr., Happy: Offensive MVP of 1-3A averaged 17.3 points, seven rebounds and five assists a game for district champs.