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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
By Daily Standard Staff
Horstman, Gelhaus take conference's top player honors
All-Midwest Athletic Conference Basketball
  Underclassmen took the top honors as the Midwest Athletic Conference officially released its All-Conference team.
New Knoxvillle sophomore Haley Horstman and Fort Recovery junior Wade Gelhaus earned the Player of the Year honors in a vote of the conference coaches.
Horstman has helped the Rangers to the Division IV Regional tournament and a 21-3 record this season. Horstman averages 11.1 points and 2.8 steals per game while shooting 55.3 percent from the field.
Gelhaus is the first underclassman to take the boys' top honor since former teammate Greg Kahlig won the first of his back-to-back honors in 2009. The 6-5 Gelhaus led the MAC in scoring at over 19.2 points per game and ranked on the leaderboard in rebounds (9.5 rpg.) and field goal percentage (50.7 percent).
Marion Local girls' coach Treva Fortkamp and Fort Recovery boys' coach Brian Patch earned the Coach of the Year honors after guiding their teams to outright conference titles.

All-Midwest Athletic Conference
Girls Basketball
Player of the Year: Haley Horstman (New Knoxville).
Coach of the Year: Treva Fortkamp (Marion Local).

FIRST TEAM
Sarah Kanney (Coldwater), Courtney Grothouse and Shelby Reindel (Delphos St. John's), Kylie Kahlig (Fort Recovery), Margaret Wuebker and Chelsea Winner (Marion Local, Tara Clune and Kayla Wuebker (Minster), Haley Horstman and Paige Lehman (New Knoxvile), Becca Harshman (Parkway), Ashley Heitkamp (St. Henry).
SECOND TEAM
Jenae Muhlenkamp (Coldwater), Katie Vorst (Delphos St. John's), Kelly Nietfeld (Fort Recovery), Megan Seitz (Marion Local), Kyla Otting and Haley Moeller (New Bremen), Tiana Heidt (New Knoxville), Haley Burtch (Parkway), Stacy Lange (St. Henry), Katie Heckman and Amanda Winner (Versailles).
HONORABLE MENTION
Larissa Goubeaux (Coldwater), Jessica Recker (Delphos St. John's), Olivia Schwieterman (Fort Recovery), Allie Thobe (Marion Local, Hannah Holdren (New Bremen), Haley Dillon (New Knoxville), Haley Roehm (Parkway), Sarah Moeder and Kelly Siefring (St. Henry), Chloe Warvel (Versailles).

Boys Basketball
Player of the Year: Wade Gelhaus (Fort Recovery).
Coach of the Year: Brian Patch (Fort Recovery).

FIRST TEAM
Austin Bruns (Coldwater), Curtis Geise (Delphos St. John's), Wade Gelhaus, Elijah Kahlig and Jared Kahlig (Fort Recovery), Adam Niemeyer (Minster), Aaron Clune (New Bremen), Lucas Leffel (New Knoxville), Kyle Stahl (St. Henry), Mitchell Campbell, Chad Winner and Kyle Ahrens (Versailles).
SECOND TEAM
Alex Clark and Ryan Buescher (Delphos St. John's), Lee Pierron (Marion Local), Doug Huber (Minster), Troy Williams (New Bremen), Jake Allen (New Knoxville), Derek Luth (Parkway), Caleb Heitkamp (St. Henry), Zach Niekamp (Versailles).
HONORABLE MENTION
Mark Brunet (Coldwater), Ben Warnecke (Delphos St. John's), Jason Pottkotter (Fort Recovery), Alex Rosenbeck (Marion Local), Devon Poeppelman (Minster), Elliott Westerbeck (New Bremen), Riley Bransteter (Parkway), Craig Knapke (St. Henry), Ethan Bruns (Versailles).
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