The Central Activities Conference proved to be one of the most balanced conferences from top to bottom this season.
With four teams vying for the title for both the boys and girls, it didn’t come as a surprise that the Cairo and Madison girls tied for the top spot at 10-2 in the CAC while Sturgeon finished only one game back at 9-3.
The Glasgow girls also had a shot for the title while finishing fourth at 7-5, followed by Pilot Grove at 4-8, New Franklin at 2-10 and Slater at 0-12.
As for the final team standings in the CAC for the boys, New Franklin ran away with the title at 11-1.
Sturgeon finished second at 9-3, followed by Glasgow at 8-4, Slater 7-5, Madison 4-8, Pilot Grove 2-10 and Cairo 1-11.
As for the MVPs in the conference this season, Kenny Stone of Sturgeon and Mackenzie Dubbert of Cairo were selected by the coaches as the top players in the Central Activities Conference for the 2017-18 season.
Cairo, Madison, Glasgow, Pilot Grove and Sturgeon each had two selections on the first team for the girls while New Franklin and Slater each had one.
Joining Dubbert on the first team were Emily Schupp and Reagan Walker of Pilot Grove, Madison Matney of New Franklin, Jaden Monnig and Abby Littrell of Glasgow, Biance Stocks and Keleigh Bennett of Madison, Lauren Mills and Emma Bright of Sturgeon, Keegan Ryan of Cairo and Emilee Grimes of Slater.
New Franklin also placed two players (Shelby Breshears and Grace Hundley) on the honorable-mention team. Other players selected to the honorable-mention team were Molly Reynolds and Kristin Stockhorst of Glasgow, Jahna Burris and Camyron Orf of Sturgeon and Brynn Winkler of Cairo.
As the conference champion for the boys, New Franklin led the first-team selections with three players in seniors Bailey Lyons and Mason Bailey and sophomore Tyler Perkins.
Other players heading the first team list were Adris Hamilton and Kabyl McMillan of Glasgow, Ian Denton and Jacob Davis of Cairo, Keshawn White and Keegan Zdybel of Slater and Dakota Lafferty of Madison.
On the honorable-mention team for the boys were Bailey Quint and Cole Meisenheimer of Pilot Grove, Gavin Bishop of New Franklin, Gage McMillan of Glasgow and Jesse Roberts and Jake Snider of Sturgeon.