A total of six players from the Ohio Valley Publishing area were chosen to All-Tri-Valley Conference boys basketball teams in both the Ohio and Hocking divisions for the 2012-13 season, as voted on by the coaches within their respective leagues.
Each of the five area schools — Meigs, Southern, Eastern, Wahama and South Gallia — had at least one representative on the respective lists, but only one program managed more than one selection for the past season of play. One player was also rewarded with a share of player of the year honors.
Senior Max Carnahan split TVC Hocking Most Valuable Player accolades with Belpre senior Dakota Hoffman, and the Eastern upperclassman was also the only selection for the Green and White. Carnahan guided the Eagles to a 7-9 league mark, which was good enough for a tie for sixth place in the standings.
The Tornadoes (8-8) tied with Trimble for fourth place in the league standings and had two selections on the TVC Hocking squad in sophomore Tristen Wolfe and senior Adam Pape.
The White Falcons (7-9) joined EHS in sixth place in the league standings and had one TVC Hocking representative in junior Hunter Bradley.
The Rebels (4-12) finished tied with Waterford for eighth place and also had one choice in sophomore Brayden Greer.
Of the five TVC Hocking selections, only Carnahan is a repeat winner of this award. Howie Caldwell was named coach of the year after leading Federal Hocking to an outright TVC Hocking championship.
Other repeat winners from a year ago include Shawn Parsons and Max Carney of Fed Hock, as well as Dakota Hoffman of Belpre.
Meigs had only one selection in the TVC Ohio Division, as Treay McKinney earned his first all-league hoops honor for the Marauders. MHS finished in a tie for fourth place with Wellston at 4-6 overall in conference.
Vinton County shared the league title with Athens with matching 8-2 marks in league, but the Vikings swept the special awards. Matt Combs was named coach of the year, while senior Jordan Kidd was chosen as the Ohio Division’s MVP.
Repeat winners from a year ago include Kidd, Joe Burrow of Athens and Bryce Owings of Vinton County.
2012-13 All-TVC Ohio Boys Team
ATHENS (8-2): Joe Burrow, Soph; Ibi Wilson, Fr; Zacciah Saltzman, Fr.
VINTON COUNTY (8-2): Jordan Kidd, Sr; L.B. Remy, Sr; Bryce Owings, Sr.
NELSONVILLE-YORK (6-4): Jacob Blake, Sr; Clint Handa, Sr.
MEIGS (4-6): Treay McKinney, Sr.
WELLSTON (4-6): Toriano Smith, Sr.
ALEXANDER (0-10): Braden Jones, Sr.
Most Valuable Player: Jordan Kidd, Vinton County.
Coach of the Year: Matt Combs, Vinton County.
2012-13 All-TVC Hocking Boys Team
FEDERAL HOCKING (13-3): Shawn Parsons, Sr; Max Carney, Sr; Delbert Crum, Jr.
BELPRE (12-4): Dakota Hoffman, Sr; Nick Therriault, Jr.
MILLER (9-7): Skylar Hook, Sr; Elijah Rader, So.
SOUTHERN (8-8): Tristen Wolfe, So; Adam Pape, Sr.
TRIMBLE (8-8): Jacob Kish, Jr; Konner Standley, Jr.
EASTERN (7-9): Max Carnahan, Sr.
WAHAMA (7-9): Hunter Bradley, Jr.
SOUTH GALLIA (4-12): Brayden Greer, So.
WATERFORD (4-12): Austin Shriver, Sr.
Co-Most Valuable Players: Max Carnahan (Eastern) and Dakota Hoffman (Belpre).
Coach of the Year: Howie Caldwell, Federal Hocking.