River Valley High School landed a total of five players — both boys and girls — on the All-Ohio Valley Conference basketball teams for the 2012-13 season, as voted on by the coaches within their respective divisions.
The Lady Raiders (7-15, 4-6 OVC) had two first team selections and three picks overall, while the Raiders (3-20, 1-9 OVC) landed one pick apiece in each list. Of the five RVHS selections, only one was a repeat honoree.
Senior Cady Gilmore was named to the girls first team for a fourth consecutive year after averaging 16.2 points per game this winter. Gilmore finished her career as the fourth girls to surpass 1,000 points.
Sophomore Chelsea Copley was also named to the first team, while freshman Leia Moore was a special mention choice on the girls team.
Junior Seann Roberts was a first team choice on the boys side, while freshman Tyler Twyman was a special mention selection.
It is the first All-OVC selections in basketball for Copley, Moore, Roberts and Twyman.
Nathan Speed of Fairland and Ryan Davis of Chesapeake were named co-coaches of the year on the boys side, while Jon Buchanan of Fairland was the unanimous COY selection on the girls side.
The Ohio Valley Conference does not select a player of the year.
2012-13 All-OVC Basketball Teams
Boys First Team
Seann Roberts, River Valley C 6-3 Jr.
Evan Maddox, Fairland G 5-11 Jr.
Cody Midkiff, Fairland F 6-0 Sr.
Kyle Raines, Fairland F 6-4 Sr.
Javon Thompson, Chesapeake G 6-2 Sr.#
Caleb Heffner, Chesapeake C 6-2 Jr.
Caleb Lindsey, Chesapeake G 6-1 Sr.
Conor Markins, Coal Grove G 6-2 Jr.*
Alex Bare, Coal Grove G 5-9 Sr.*
Brandon Barnes, South Point G 6-2 Jr.*
Payne Meadows, South Point G 5-10 Jr.
Austin Collins, Rock Hill G 5-11 So.
Boys Special Mention
Tyler Twyman, River Valley G 5-10 So.
Nathan Campbell, Fairland G 5-10 So.
Nick Duffield, Chesapeake G 5-9 Sr.
Sean Paulus, Coal Grove G 5-11 So
Evan Morris, Rock Hill F 6-0 Sr.
John Johnson, South Point G 5-9 So.
Coaches of the Year: Nathan Speed, Fairland; Ryan Davis, Chesapeake
Girls First Team
Cady Gilmore, River Valley G 5-7 Sr.***
Chelsea Copley, River Valley G 5-8 So.
Terra Stapleton, Fairland C 6-4 Jr.*
Chandler Fulks, Fairland G 5-7 Jr.**
Kelsey Riley, Fairland F 5-8 So.
Ashley Adkins, Coal Grove G 5-7 Sr.*
Jacy Jones, Coal Grove G 5-6 So.*
Brook Knipp, Rock Hill G 5-4 Sr.#
Sydnee Hall, Chesapeake G 5-4 So.
Brett Justice, South Point C 6-0 Jr.#
Aundrea Bradburn, South Point G 5-9 Jr.
Girls Special Mention
Leia Moore, River Valley C 5-10 Fr.
Mackenzie Riley, Fairland C-F 5-10 So.
Darrien Hankins, Coal Grove C 5-7 Sr.
Jordan Porter, Chesapeake C 5-8 Jr.*
Abbey Winkler, South Point G 5-6 So.
Katie Johnson, Rock Hill F 5-6 Sr.
Coach of the Year: Jon Buchanan, Fairland
* — indicates previous All-OVC first team honors.
# — indicates previous OVC special mention honors.
Each team received one automatic special mention selection.