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March 23, 2014

Ballard tops on APC roster

Deep-running playoff teams help populate All-county listing

— By GREG WEBB

Peaster senior Ty Ballard had a bumper crop of talent surrounding him in the most recent season of competition in District 9-2A boys basketball — both on his own team as well as the Greyhounds’ opposition. The Parker County contingent of the district (Peaster, Brock, Millsap) and Class 2A state-champion Ponder, made 9-2A arguably one of the strongest around.

For his consistently-high performance level throughout the season, Ballard has been selected the 2013-14 All-Parker County Most Valuable Player, heading up another group of talent from across the area.

Millsap garnered considerable attention this season, nabbing its first playoff berth in more than 40 years, and making the best of it, with its run ending in the third round, losing to Ponder. For the Bulldogs’ resurgence, the Millsap coaching staff headed up by Josh Jones was dubbed the most effective mentoring crew.

A “one-off” Superlative was also created to recognize a unique contribution by a Millsap senior. Gianluca Adas, a Brazilian exchange student, owns the APC “One-year Wonder” moniker, making significant contributions to the Bulldogs’ playoff season while playing his first year of organized basketball.  He averaged eight points per game, with as many rebounds, and had a dozen double-doubles on the year.

Poolville had a healthy group of players named to the county team, as head coach Steven Stegall has molded the Monarchs into a perennial power in Class 1A ball. Led by Co-Offensive Player of the Year Alex Rodriguez, Poolville made an impressive postseason run all the way to the regional tournament and seem destined to advance a bit farther with each season.

Springtown’s Dawson Meek won the nod for the top newcomer. The sophomore made his presence felt in helping the Porcupines nab the runner-up spot in District 6-3A and looks to provide a nice foundation for Pojo next season.

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