Upperman senior Brooklyn Crouch and Cumberland County senior Jackson Inman were named Most Valuable Players of District 7-3A for the 2021-22 season. The voting for the honors took place Monday in Cookeville.
Crouch, a Miss Basketball finalist, helped lead to Lady Bees to a 22-5 overall record this season and an 8-4 district mark. She plans to continue her playing career on the collegiate level at UT-Chattanooga. She was also named the District’s Defensive MVP.
Inman, meanwhile, helped spark the Jets to a third place finish in District 7-3A, with a 7-5 district mark. Cumberland County is 13-13 overall on the season.
Meanwhile, Kim Cram-Torres of Cumberland County and Neil Capps of Stone Memorial were each named Coach of the Year in their respective divisions.
White County freshman Tripp Pinion was named the boys’ Defensive MVP.
Livingston Academy’s Ellie Butler was named the girls’ Freshman of the Year, while Stone Memorial’s Cade Capps took home the boys’ honor.
Jalynn Baldwin of Cumberland County earned the Most Improved Player Award on the girls’ side, while Upperman’s Rex Davis and DeKalb County’s Conner Close shared the boys’ award.
First Team All-District honorees on the girls’ side of the district went to Emily Baragona of Cumberland County, Nia Powers and Alaina Stiles of White County, Kadee Ferrell of DeKalb County, and Abigail Johnson of Upperman.
Second Team honorees included Abby Houston of Cumberland County, Keaton Webb, Ellie Butler, and Aleah Melton of Livingston Academy, and Ella VanVranken of DeKalb County.
Third Team honorees included Katie Adkisson of Stone Memorial, Celeste Reed and Ava Jones of White County, Allie Qualls of Livingston Academy, Jayla Cobb of Upperman, and Jalynn Baldwin of Cumberland County.
Girls’ Honorable Mentions included Leah Kate Clark of Livingston Academy, Kortney Headrick of Stone Memorial, and Avery Agee of DeKalb County.
The All-Defensive Team was made up of Emily Baragona of Cumberland County, Jayla Cobb of Upperman, Alaina Stiles of White County, Allie Qualls of Livingston Academy and Grace Baldwin of Cumberland County.
The All-Freshman Team consisted of Aliyah Hawkins of Cumberland County, White County’s Ava Jones, Kortney Headrick and Addison Howard of Stone Memorial, DeKalb County’s Avery Agee, as well as Stone’s Addison Howard and Cumberland County’s Aliyah Hawkins.
First Team All-District honorees on the boys’ side included Cade Capps of Stone Memorial, Kole Torres of Cumberland County, Jakeb Davis and Tomas Paul of White County, along with A.J. Nash of Upperman.
Second Team All-District honors went to Rex Davis of Upperman, Dylan Whittenburg and Matthew Bilbrey of Stone Memorial, White County’s Japeth Richmond, and Conner Close of DeKalb County.
Third Team honorees included DeKalb County’s Elishah Ramos, Hayden Ledbetter of Livingston Academy, Thomas Brock of White County, Cumberland County’s Carson Conatser, and Braydee Brooks of Macon County.
Boys’ Honorable Mentions included DeKalb County’s Stetson Agee, Stone Memorial’s Blake Holt, Jyron McClellan and Daniel Metzgar, both of Upperman.
The All-Defensive Team honorees included Cumberland County’s Jaxon Reed, Isaac Knowles and Brayden Antoniak of DeKalb County, Stone Memorial’s Blake Holt, Jaxson Bush of Upperman, and Jakeb Davis of White County.
The All-Freshman Team consisted of DeKalb County’s Jordan Parker, Zach Borders and Cason Gregory of Macon County, Upperman’s Branson Turnbow, and Tripp Pinion of white County.