By Dan Woodlock
Times-Junction Sports Editor
The 2017 fall postseason All-Sandusky Bay Conference teams were splashed with plenty of crimson, following an outstanding sport season for Willard High School.
Although the football awards had not been released as of November 10, due to conference members Bellevue, Calvert, Clyde and Shelby still competing in the OHSAA playoffs, the remaining five conference sports saw Willard reel in a total of 37 All-SBC honors, including nine First Team SBC award recipients.
The Lady Flashes’ SBC champion tennis team (18-1, 14-0) saw their entire line-up earn All-Conference accolades at the SBC tournament, held at Port Clinton High School.
Carlee Gibson won the Second Singles title and picked up First Team SBC status, as did fellow tournament champions, Tori Barnett and Whitney Robinson, who captured the Second Doubles crown.
Emma Moll earned First Team SBC at First Singles, along with Jolynn Brubaker and Kennedy Daub at First Doubles. Addy Paxton was Honorable Mention SBC at Third Singles.
Willard’s cross country teams saw 11 runners earn All-SBC at the conference meet held in Tiffin. Blake Smith was a First Team finisher on the day, while Second Team accolades went to Morgan Adams, Felicia Rosvanis and Jillian Schloemer. Honorable Mention performers included Nathan Cofer, Amy Del Angel, Zack Keaton, Emily Rothhaar, Trent Rupert, Landon Schaffer and Alyssa Strayer.
Seven members of the WHS boys and girls golf teams shot their way to All-SBC, led by Elli White on the girls First Team. Madison Moneypenny came away with Second Team honors, as did Kolin McKelvey and Alec Gardner on the boys’ side. Earning Honorable Mention was the trio of Grace Conaway, Sierra Lewis and Graham Wiers.
Lydia Wiers was a First Team SBC recipient, following an explosive season at the net for the WHS volleyball team that finished 18-5 and 9-3 in the conference. Jena Adams, Cassidy Crawford and Madie Secor were all Second Team performers, and Alyse Cok and Brooke Vipperman came away with Honorable Mention status.
Willard’s soccer team also had six recipients, including Second Teamers, Carlos Mazariegos, Yoni Morales, Jimmy Rodriguez, Will Schwan and Sabastian Sivongsak, along with Honorable Mention selection, Manny Diaz.