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Husted, Rupp, Park, Fox Top 2020 All American Awards & Engraving Boys’ Hoops Awards; All-District Teams Named

CLARION, Pa. – DuBois’ Chase Husted, Karns City’s Micah Rupp, Brookville’s Dalton Park, and Clarion’s Scott Fox are the major All American Awards & Engraving D9Sports.com District 9 boys’ basketball award winners for the 2019-2020 season.

(Photo from left: Dalton Park, Chase Husted, Micah Rupp, Scott Fox)

Husted in the Player of the Year, Rupp is the Rookie of the Year, and Park and Fox are the Chuck Daly co-Coaches of the Year Presented by the Chuck Daly Foundation.

In addition to the major awards, first-, second- and third-team All American Awards & Engraving D9Sports.com All-District 9 teams were chosen.

Joining Husted on the first team were A-C Valley’s Levi Orton, Clarion-Limestone’s Hayden Callen, Elk County Catholic’s Regis Wortman, Karns City’s Chase Beighley, and Ridgway’s Matt Dush.

On the second team were Bradford’s Tyler Gigliotti, Cameron County’s Dino Brown, Clarion’s Cal German, Clarion-Limestone’s Deion Deas, Clearfield’s Cade Walker, and Coudersport’s Hayden Keck.

On the third team were Brookville’s Jace Miner and Aaron Park, Cameron County’s Caden Beldin, Johnsonburg’s Austin Green, Kane’s Chad Greville, Port Allegany’s Howie Stuckey, and Ridgway’s Zack Zameroski.

This is the 21st year of the postseason District 9 awards and the 19th they have been housed at D9Sports.com (the first year, 2000, the awards were awarded by the Tri-County Sunday out of DuBois). It marks the 12th consecutive year All American Awards & Engraving has been the title sponsor of the awards.

The 2012 Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry Business of the Year in the Economic Development Division, All American Awards & Engraving is located on Route 322 in Shippenville.

The company, which specializes in all kinds of awards, trophies and engraving products as well as screen printing and embroidery, will put just about anything on just about anything. It can be found on the web at www.allamericanhq.com or by calling 1-877-402-9273.

D9Sports.com is in its 20th year of covering athletics within the PIAA’s District 9. The independent media site, which became part of the EYT Media family of sites (www.exploreClarion.com, www.exploreJeffersonPa.com, www.exploreVenango.com) in December 2015 is not affiliated with the PIAA or PIAA District 9 in any way.

NOTES – In order to be eligible for the award or the all-district team, a player must participate in at least 60 percent of her team’s total games. In order to be eligible for Rookie of the Year, a player must be either a freshman or a sophomore who saw limited or no time as a freshman.

ALL AMERICAN AWARDS & ENGRAVING PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Chase Husted, Senior, DuBois

Husted averaged a double-double for DuBois scoring 16.6 points and 12.4 rebounds per game while adding 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals per contest. He shot 61.2 percent from the field and helped the Beavers to a 19-4 record and the District 5-6-9 Class 5A semifinals.

The Juniata College recruit, Husted recorded 18 double-doubles on the season and had seven games of 15 or more rebounds including twice topping 20 with a high of 22 vs. Punxsutawney.

ALL AMERICAN AWARDS & ENGRAVING ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Micah Rupp, Freshman, Karns City

Rupp burst onto the scenes for Karns City and made a name for himself right out of the gate scoring 16 points in Gremlins’ season opener. That was one of eight double-digit contests for the freshman, who ended the year averaging 8.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 56 percent from the field.

ALL AMERICAN AWARDS & ENGRAVING CHUCK DALY CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY THE CHUCK DALY FOUNDATION: Dalton Park, Brookville and Scott Fox, Clarion

Park led Brookville to an 18-8 record in 2019-20 and the school’s second straight District 9 Class 3A title with a 59-52 win over Kane in the title game. The Raiders then won a second consecutive District 5-9 subregion title with a 46-32 victory over Chestnut Ridge before claiming the first PIAA win at the school in boys’ basketball since 1997 with a 49-34 victory over Neshannock. It was just the second PIAA win ever for the Raiders’ boys’ basketball team. Brookville’s season came to an end with a 66-46 loss to Lincoln Park in the second round.

Park was able to guide the Raiders to success despite injuries to key players including fourth-leading scorer David Cable, who saw action in just eight games. He also got Brookville to buy into a team-first concept with no player averaging more than 11.9 points per game.

Fox, in his first year, guided Clarion to a 17-10 overall record and a second-place finish in District 9 Class 2A. It was the Bobcats first District 9 title-game appearance since winning the Class 1A title in 2003 and their first PIAA playoff berth since 2005. When Clarion beat Winchester-Thurston in the first round of the PIAA Class 2A bracket, it was the Bobcats first PIAA win since 2003.

More remarkable, Clarion started the season 0-4 and was just 8-8 following a home loss to A-C Valley on Jan. 22. But the Bobcats won their final six regular-season games then beat Karns City, 54-48, and top-seeded Keystone, 54-40, to advance to the title game before losing to Ridgway, 41-32. Then came the 49-44 win over Winchester-Thurston in the PIAA first round before Clarion’s season ended with a loss to Bishop Guilfoyle in the second round.

ALL AMERICAN AWARDS & ENGRAVING FIRST-TEAM ALL-DISTRICT

  • Levi Orton, Jr., A-C Valley (22.2 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 2.7 spg, 1.2 apg, Shot 50.1 percent from the field; 1,177 career points)
  • Hayden Callen, Jr., Clarion-Limestone (19.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 3.7 spg, 2.6 apg, 2.6 bpg, Shot 42.3 percent from the field and 80.6 percent from the free-throw line; 1,211 career points)
  • Chase Husted, Sr., DuBois (Player of the Year; 16.6 ppg, 12.4 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.3 spg, Shot 61.2 percent from the field, 18 double-doubles, 7 games of 15 or more rebounds)
  • Regis Wortman, Sr., Elk County Catholic (14.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.8 spg, Shot 58.4 percent from the field)
  • Chase Beighley, Jr., Karns City (24.3 ppg (led D9), 6.1 rpg, 5.1 apg, 3.2 spg, Shot 49.1 percent from the field and 78.9 percent from the free-throw line; 1,129 career points)
  • Matt Dush, Sr., Ridgway (13.8 ppg, 3.8 apg, 3.1 rpg, 1.9 spg, Shot 59.9 percent from the field)

ALL AMERICAN AWARDS & ENGRAVING SECOND-TEAM ALL-DISTRICT

  • Tyler Gigliotti, Sr., Bradford (20.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.4 spg; Shot 46 percent from the field and 77 percent from the free-throw line; 1,448 career points
  • Dino Brown, Sr., Cameron County (16.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.7 spg, Shot 47.8 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free-throw line)
  • Cal German, Jr., Clarion (20.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.0 apg, 3.0 spg, Shot 45 percent from the field and 84 percent from the free-throw line; 1,144 career points
  • Deion Deas, Sr., Clarion-Limestone (19.6 ppg, 4.3 apg, 3.9 rpg, 2.5 spg, Shot 46 percent from the field and 76 percent from the free-throw line; 1,596 career points)
  • Cade Walker, Sr., Clearfield (17.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.0 spg, Shot 58 percent from the field; 1,062 career points)
  • Hayden Keck, Coudersport (16.8 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.0 apg, 2.8 spg, Shot 56.1 percent from the field; 974 career points)

ALL AMERICAN AWARDS & ENGRAVING THIRD-TEAM ALL-DISTRICT

  • Jace Miner, Jr., Brookville (11.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.8 spg, 1.8 apg, Shot 46.7 percent from the field)
  • Aaron Park, Sr., Brookville (10.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.4 spg, Shot 56.4 percent from the field; 1,058 career points)
  • Caden Beldin, Jr., Cameron County (15.6 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.7 apg, 2.5 spg, 1.0 bpg, Shot 49.3 percent from the field; 945 career points)
  • Austin Green, Sr., Johnsonburg (15.7 ppg; 1,239 career points)
  • Chad Greville, Sr., Kane (17.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.9 bpg, Shot 52 percent from the field; 44 percent from 3-point range, and 76 percent from the free-throw line; 1,343 career points)
  • Howie Stuckey, Sr., Port Allegany (19.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.0 spg, 73 3-pointers, Shot 77 percent from the field; 1,619 career points)
  • Zack Zameroski, Sr., Ridgway (12.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.0 spg, Shot 50.2 percent from the field)

D9SPORTS.COM DISTRICT 9 BOYS’ BASKETBALL AWARD HISTORY

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2020 – Chase Husted, DuBois
2019 – Owen Chambers, Coudersport
2018 – Owen Chambers, Coudersport
2017 – Nate DaCanal, Elk County Catholic
2016 – Andrew Bucheit, Kane
2015 – R.J. Laugand, Clarion-Limestone and Nate Sestina, Cameron County
2014 – Cameron Grumley, Johnsonburg and Cole Peterson, Johnsonburg
2013 – Cameron Grumley, Johnsonburg and Cole Peterson, Johnsonburg
2012 – Eric Matheson, Ridgway
2011 – Maxx Rynd, Venango Catholic
2010 – Chris Marshall, DuBois Central Catholic
2009 – Levi Welder, St. Marys
2008 – Blair Heimel, Coudersport
2007 – Jesse Bosnik, Elk County Catholic
2006 – Jesse Bosnik, Elk County Catholic
2005 – Tyler Callihan, Karns City
2004 – Garrett Heath, Keystone
2003 – Garrett Heath, Keystone
2002 – A.J. Straub, Elk County Catholic
2001 – A.J. Straub, Elk County Catholic
2000* – Adam Fox, St. Marys
*The 2000 awards were officially the DuBois Courier-Express District 9 Awards. D9Sports.com took over the awards in 2001.

COACH OF THE YEAR

2020 – Dalton Park, Brookville and Scott Fox, Clarion
2019 – Tony Allegretto, Ridgway
2018 – Rich Glover, Austin
2017 – Chris Bellis, Karns City
2016 – Matt Gasbarre, Kane
2015 – Greg Bean, Redbank Valley
2014 – Tony Allegretto, Ridgway
2013 – Bill Shuey, Johnsonburg
2012 – Tony Allegretto, Ridgway
2011 – Mark Guido, St. Marys
2010 – Bud Baughman, Brookville
2009 – Aaron Straub, Elk County Catholic
2008 – Dave Fuhrman, Bradford
2007 – Mike Nesbit, DuBois Central Catholic and Greg Heath, Keystone
2006 – Aaron Straub, Elk County Catholic
2005 – Karen Davis, Union
2004 – Dave Fuhrman, Bradford
2003 – Rob Leone, Clarion
2002 – Aaron Straub, Elk County Catholic
2001 – Todd Smith, Clarion-Limestone
2000* – Aaron Straub, Elk County Catholic
*The 2000 awards were officially the DuBois Courier-Express District 9 Awards. D9Sports.com took over the awards in 2001.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

2020 – Micah Rupp, Karns City
2019 – Chris Marshall, Redbank Valley
2018 – Chase Beighley, Karns City
2017 – Aaron Park, Brookville
2016 – Ian Callen, Clarion-Limestone
2015 – Nate DaCanal, Elk County Catholic
2014 – Dan Callen, Clarion-Limestone
2013 – Devin Zager, Venango Catholic
2012 – R.J. Laugand, Clarion-Limestone
2011 – Mitch Obenrader, North Clarion
2010 – Kevin Lord, Smethport
2009 – Maxx Rynd, Venango Catholic
2008 – Allan Eaton, A-C Valley
2007 – Levi Welder, St. Marys
2006 – Kyle Rhoads, Keystone
2005 – Justin Schmader, North Clarion
2004 – No Award
2003 – No Award
2002 – No Award
2001 – No Award
2000 – No Award



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