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Obenrader, Chambers, Dreihaup, Powell Earn Major All American Awards & Engraving D9 Girls’ Hoops Award; All-District Chosen

SHIPPENVILLE, Pa. – North Clarion’s Tori Obenrader and Terry Dreihaup, Coudersport’s Sarah Chambers and Brookville’s Mark Powell are the major All American Awards & Engraving District 9 girls’ basketball award winners for the 2018 season.

(Photo: North Clarion’s Tori Obenrader (left) and Coudersport’s Sarah Chambers. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here)

Obenrader repeats as the All American Awards & Engraving Player of the Year, Chambers is the Rookie of the Year and Dreihaup and Powell share Coach of the Year honors.

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

Joining Obenrader on the first team are A-C Valley’s Ellie Thompson, Coudersport’s Haley Keck, Kane’s Ella Marconi, Karns City’s Emily Hegedus and Punxsutawney’s Leah Miller.

The second-team consists of Clearfield’s Alayna Ryan, Cranberry’s Malliah Schreck, DuBois’ Ashley Hallowell, Keystone’s Taylor Geer, Otto-Eldred’s Camryn Thomas and Ridgway’s Emily Fullem.

On the third-team are Brookville’s Marcy Schindler, Coudersport’s Shaelyn Black, Elk County Catholic’s Taylor Newton, Johnsonburg’s Cassidy King, Kane’s Trinity Clark and Smethport’s Abbey Woodard.

All award winners and all-district performers receive either a plaque or a certificate courtesy of All American Awards & Engraving in Shippenville.

This is the 19th year of the postseason District 9 awards and the 18th they have been housed at (the first year, 2000, the awards were awarded by the Tri-County Sunday out of DuBois). It marks the 10th 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 or by calling 1-877-402-9273. is in its 18th year of covering athletics within the PIAA’s District 9. The independent media site, which became part of the EYT Media family of sites (,, 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 70 percent of his team’s 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 freshman.


Tori Obenrader, Photo by Paul Burdick

Obenrader becomes the first repeat Player of the Year since St. Marys’ Kayla Ho’ohuli won three in a row from 2009 through 2011 and just the fourth repeat winner of the award after finishing second in District 9 in both scoring (24.2 points per game) and rebounding (15.1 rebounds per game) while adding 3.5 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.5 blocks per contest for the 27-1 District 9 Class 1A champion She-Wolves.

On the year, Obenrader recorded 24 double-doubles and scored 25 or more points 13 times while topping 30 three times. She also had 15 or more rebounds 16 times going over 20 four times and shot 54.5 percent (265 of 486) from the field while hitting 36 3-pointers.

A first-team All-State player as a junior, Obenrader finished her career as North Clarion’s all-time leading scorer and the fifth-leading scorer in District 9 history with 2,115 career points while also recording 1,560 career rebounds.

The 2015 All American Awards & Engraving District 9 Rookie of the Year, she is an All-District selection for the fourth consecutive season and a first-team choice for the third straight year. She is headed to Gannon next year to continue her basketball career.


Sarah Chambers. Photo by Paul Burdick

Chambers played a key role in helping the Lady Falcons win their second consecutive District 9 Class 2A championship and finished as the third-leading scorer on the team averaging 8.7 points per game while adding 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game.

Shooting 40.5 percent (85 of 210) on the year, Chambers hit 29 3-pointers and scored in double digits nine times including scoring 15 or more points five times with a career-best 19 points vs. Cameron County.

ALL AMERICAN AWARDS & ENGRAVING CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR: Mark Powell, Brookville and Terry Dreihaup, North Clarion

Powell led a stunning turnaround for Brookville which went from a 6-16 record in 2017 to a 19-6 mark in 2018 while winning the District 9 Class 3A title and going 1-1 in the PIAA playoffs. The PIAA playoff win was the first in 33 years for the Lady Raiders, who didn’t have a senior on the roster and had seven sophomores playing in the rotation.

Mark Powell and Terry Dreihaup. Photo by Chris Rossetti

Dreihaup, who earns the award for the second straight season becoming the first back-to-back winner since Union’s Josh Meeker won four in a row from 2004-07 (Meeker is the only other repeat winner of the award), took a North Clarion team that had just one senior in the lineup to a 27-1 record that including a 26-0 mark at the time of the District 9 Class 1A title win over A-C Valley. The She-Wolves, which had to replace three starters from last year, became just the second District 9 girls’ team since at least the 1995-96 season and the first in Class 1A to win a District 9 title unbeaten. North Clarion then went 1-1 in the PIAA playoffs reaching the second round for the second year in a row but for only the second time in school history. The lone loss, to Farrell, in the PIAA playoffs, came in overtime.


  • Ellie Thompson, Sr., A-C Valley (19.5 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.4 apg, 2.3 spg, School’s all-time leading scorer with 1,527 career points)
  • Haley Keck, Sr., Coudersport (19.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 3.8 apg, 2.7 spg, 1,493 career points; Second straight first-team appearance)
  • Ella Marconi, Jr., Kane (15.3 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 3.5 bpg, 1.1 spg, 1,072 career points)
  • Emily Hegedus, Sr., Karns City (Leading scorer in District 9 at 25.7 ppg while adding 12.2 rpg, 3.5 apg, 3.4 spg, Shot 200 of 250 (80 percent) from the free-throw line, School’s all-time leading scorer with 1,735 career points, Third straight first-team appearance)
  • Tori Obenrader, Sr., North Clarion (24.2 ppg, 15.1 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2.6 spg, 1.5 bpg, 24 double-doubles, School’s all-time leading scorer and fifth all-time in D9 history with 2,115 career points, 1,560 career rebounds; Third straight first-team appearance)
  • Leah Miller, Sr., Punxsutawney (15.3 ppg, District 9-leading 16.2 rpg, 4.0 bpg, 2.4 spg, 1.0 apg, 20 double-doubles, 1,037 career points, Over 1,000 career rebounds in just three season; Second straight first-team appearance)


  • Alayna Ryan, Jr., Clearfield (14.5 ppg, 6.1 apg, 4.9 rpg, 3.4 spg)
  • Malliah Schreck, Jr., Cranberry (18.5 ppg)
  • Ashley Hallowell, Sr., DuBois (13.1 ppg, 12.7 rpg)
  • Taylor Geer, Sr., Keystone (20.2 ppg, 1,401 career points)
  • Camryn Thomas, Sr., Otto-Eldred (16.5 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 1,351 career points)
  • Emily Fullem, Sr., Ridgway (20.4 ppg, 14.7 rpg, 5.3 bpg, 1,307 career points, Over 1,000 career rebounds


  • Marcy Schindler, So., Brookville (10.5 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 2.3 bpg, 2.2 spg, 1.8 apg)
  • Shaelyn Black, Jr., Coudersport (14.4 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.0 spg)
  • Taylor Newton, So., Elk County Catholic (14.1 ppg)
  • Cassidy King, Jr., Johnsonburg (17.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 4.3 spg, 3.4 apg)
  • Trinity Clark, Sr., Kane (12.1 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.7 spg, 2.5 apg, 1.4 bpg, School’s all-time leading scorer with 1,209 career points)
  • Abbey Woodard, Smethport (22.0 ppg, Believed to be school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,323 career points)



2018 – Tori Obenrader, North Clarion
2017 – Tori Obenrader, North Clarion
2016 – LeeAnn Gibson, Karns City
2015 – Maci Thornton, Clarion
2014 – Madison Johnson, Keystone
2013 – Emily Merryman, Cranberry
2012 – Morgan Johnson, Keystone
2011 – Kayla Hoohuli, St. Marys
2010 – Kayla Hoohuli, St. Marys
2009 – Kayla Hoohuli, St. Marys
2008 – Kristy Kamper, Coudersport
2007 – Tiffany Corle, Union
2006 – Bethan Koch, Union and Andrea Mortimer, Union
2005 – Staci Heberling, Punxsutawney
2004 – Katie Kepple, Karns City and Staci Heberling, Punxsutawney
2003 – Brittany McLean, Cameron County
2002 – Brittany McLean, Cameron County
2001 – Mary Jane Eaton, Union
2000* – Karissa Kussick, Karns City and Courtnay Rattigan, Karns City
*The 2000 awards were officially the DuBois Courier Express District 9 Awards. took over the awards in 2001.


2018 – Mark Powell, Brookville and Terry Dreihaup, North Clarion
2017 – Terry Dreihaup, North Clarion
2016 – Barry Foust, Keystone
2015 – Tom McNellie, Venango Catholic
2014 – Dave Kerschbaumer, Karns City
2013 – Roger Walter, Clarion and Robin Martin, Redbank Valley
2012 – Chrissy Shumaker, Cranberry
2011 – Ann Nuzzo, Bradford
2010 – Dave Kiehl, Kane
2009 – Paula Judy, North Clarion
2008 – Bob Wachob, West Forest
2007 – Josh Meeker, Union
2006 – Josh Meeker, Union
2005 – Josh Meeker, Union
2004 – Josh Meeker, Union
2003 – Matt Splain, Coudersport
2002 – Randy Reitz, Punxsutawney
2001 – Tom Harpst, Coudersport
2000* – Larry Deal, Karns City
*The 2000 awards were officially the DuBois Courier Express District 9 Awards. took over the awards in 2001.


2018 – Sarah Chambers, Coudersport
2017 – Cailey Barnett, Port Allegany
2016 – Leah Miller, Punxsutawney
2015 – Tori Obenrader, North Clarion
2014 – Camryn Cummings, Kane and Hali Olson, Brookville
2013 – Brooke Hinderliter, Redbank Valley
2012 – Madison Johnson, Keystone
2011 – Emily Merryman, Cranberry
2010 – Morgan Johnson, Keystone
2009 – Delanie Cowburn, Coudersport
2008 – Kayla Hoohuli, St. Marys
2007 – Samantha Schwabenbauer, Keystone and Genna Sneeringer, West Forest
2006 – Kelsey Rini, East Forest and Abby Grumley, Johnsonburg
2005 – Alicia Ponegalek, East Forest
2004 – No Award
2003 – No Award
2002 – No Award
2001 – No Award
2000 – No Award