HONOR ROLLCALL: Throng of area athletes harvested postseason recognition

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Oklahoma Union High's Kade Hollingshed, right, garnered the most postseason awards of any area prep for the 2021-22 school year.
Oklahoma Union High's Kade Hollingshed, right, garnered the most postseason awards of any area prep for the 2021-22 school year.

Area high school student-athletes — most of the them seniors — collectively harvested a teeming crop of postseason honors during the 2021-22 school year.

Included on the list were several All-Staters and All-Star-By-Class selections.

Most of the salutes happened as a result of a nomination-and-vote process, but in some of the individual sports athletes earned All-State status based on how high they finished.

In terms of area athletes being voted to All-State teams, the list is small but choice.

Bartlesville featured a few Oklahoma Coaches Association (OCA) All-Staters selected by ballot.

They included: Mia Otten (Volleyball, Large East), Aidan Howze (Swimming, East), Amanda LaFrancois (Swimming, East), Morgan Moore (Swimming, East) and Maddie Shelley (Tennis, East).

Bartlesville golfer Lisa Brown earned OCA All-State recognition by finished in the top 10 in the Class 6A state meet.

The Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association (OBCA) put the spotlight on a couple of players. Kent Girard (4A/5A-6A All-Star) and David Castillo (All-District, Region 2).

Mason Moody received the nod as an Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association Class 6A All-Star East Team. Three Bruin non-seniors — Zeb Henry, Brenden Asher and Eric Olenberger — received coveted invitations to play in the Oklahoma State Games.

Pawhuska boasted two gridders selected for the Oklahoma Coaches Association (OCA) All-State East team — lineman Lesharo Wildcat and receiver/defensive back Dalton Hurd.

For Dewey, Jake LaSpisa and Cheyan McDaniel were named Class 4A All-Stars in men’s and women’s basketball, respectively.

Two Copan footballers received the nod for the Eight-Man All-State game — Tyrek Millien and Cannon Foreman. Copan’s Correll Record picked up a spot as an OCA Class B All-Star member.

Bartlesville High senior hitter Mia Otten proved to be an almost unstoppable force during a match last fall against Tulsa Union.
Bartlesville High senior hitter Mia Otten proved to be an almost unstoppable force during a match last fall against Tulsa Union.

Caney Valley players appeared on the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association honor lists. Daniel Barham was named to the OBCA All-District Region 2 squad, and for the OBCA 2A vs. 3A All-Star games. Brayden Peckham garnered a spot on the OBCA Academic All-State team.

Oklahoma Union nailed down the most special postseason honors — more than half of them by basketball/baseball player Kade Hollingshed.

Hollingshed was named the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year for Region 3, made the OBCA 2A All-State team, made the OCBC Academic All-State team, and made the OCA All-State Small East team.

On the girls side, OUHS volleyball players Sara McKinney and Julia Barron both lodged into the OCA All-State East squad.

Following is a list that hopefully is comprehensive of honorees that competed in the OSSAA.

The initials are: OCA (Oklahoma Coaches Association), OBCA (Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association), OSCA (Oklahoma Soccer Coaches Association), OBbCA (Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association) and OHSFSCA (Oklahoma High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association)

OCA FOOTBALL ALL-STATE

Lesharo Wildcat (Pawhuska)

Dalton Hurd (Pawhuska)

OCA FOOTBALL ALL-STAR BY CLASS

Gage Keaton (6A, Bartlesville)

Ridge Brewington (6A, Bartlesville)

Cooper kyler (A, Pawhuska)

EIGHT-MAN FOOTBALL ALL-STATE

Tyrek Millien (Copan)

Cannon Foreman (Copan)

OCA VOLLEYBALL ALL-STATE

Mia Otten (Large East, Bartlesville)

Sara McKinney (Small East, Oklahoma Union)

Julia Barron (Small East, Oklahoma Union)

OCA BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-STATE

Kade Hollingshed (Small East, Oklahoma Union)

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OCA GIRLS CROSS COUNTY ALL-STATE

Gentry Turner (6A, Bartlesville)

Bartlesville High's Gentry Turner runs last autumn  at the Frontier Valley Conference meet at Lee Lake.
Bartlesville High's Gentry Turner runs last autumn at the Frontier Valley Conference meet at Lee Lake.

Kenzie Hendrix (2A, Wesleyan Christian)

MaryAnn Alvey (2A, Wesleyan Christian)

OCA BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-STAR BY CLASS

Kent Girard (6A, Bartlesville)

Jake LaSpisa (4A, Dewey)

Jaiden Kennard (2A, Oklahoma Union)

Kade Hollingshed (2A, Oklahoma Union)

Correll Record (B, Copan)

OCA GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL-STAR BY CLASS

Cheyan McDaniel (4A, Dewey)

OHSFSCA ALL-STATE

Gabby Higbee (Middle East, Dewey)

Kaleena Downing (Middle East, Dewey)

Rylee Lemos (Small East (Oklahoma Union)

OBCA BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-STATE

Kade Hollingshed (2A, Oklahoma Union)

OBCA ALL-STAR BY CLASS

Kent Girard (6A, Bartlesville)

Kade Hollingshed (2A, Oklahoma Union)

Daniel Barham (2A, Caney Valley)

Haden Fiddler (2A, Caney Valley)

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OBCA BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-DISTRICT

Kade Hollingshed (Region 3, Player of Year)

David Castillo (Region 2, Bartlesville)

Daniel Barham (Region 2, Caney Valley)

OBCA BOYS BASKETBALL ACADEMIC ALL-STATE

Brayden Peckham (Caney Valley)

Bryce Gillespie (Oklahoma Union)

Kade Hollingshed (Oklahoma Union)

OCA STATE TRACK CHAMPIONS

Jack Wahl (boys high jump, Bartlesville)

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OCA GIRLS TENNIS ALL-STATE

Maddie Shelley (East, Bartlesville)

OCA GIRLS SWIMMING ALL-STATE

Aidan Howze (East, Bartlesville)

Amanda LaFrancois (East, Bartlesville)

Morgan Moore (East, Bartlesville)

OCA GIRLS GOLF ALL-STATE

Lisa Brown (Bartlesville)

OBbCA BASEBALL ALL-STAR BY CLASS

Mason Moody (6A EAST, Bartlesville)

OSCA GIRLS SOCCER ALL-STATE

Zoe McCabe (Large East, Bartlesville)

OSCA BOYS SOCCER ALL-STATE

Brandon O’Rourke (Large East, Bartlesville)

Nathan Dreher (Large East, Bartlesville)

OKLAHOMA STATE GAMES BASEBALL

Zeb Henry (Bartlesville)

Brenden Asher (Bartlesville)

Eric Olenberger (Bartlesville)

This article originally appeared on Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise: HONOR ROLLCALL: Plethora of area prep athletes received recognition