Cook Inlet Academy sophomore Ian McGarry was named the Class 1A boys Player of the Year in voting announced Tuesday by the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches.
McGarry led the Eagles to a 23-4 overall record and the Class 1A Peninsula Conference regular season and tournament titles. CIA then lost in the second round of the Class 1A state tournament 65-63 to Tri-Valley on a last-second shot.
Seniors Jaylin Scott and Cole Moore of Ninilchik were named to the Class 2A boys first team. Scott and Moore led the Wolverines to their second straight state title and second straight Interior Conference regular season and tournament title. Ninilchik finished 24-5 overall and was undefeated against Class 2A and Kenai Peninsula competition.
Kenai Central junior Emma Beck earned another first-team nod for the peninsula. Beck earned the honor for the Class 3A girls. The Kardinals finished second in the Class 3A Peninsula Conference, then went 2-1 at Class 3A state to take fourth place. Kenai finished 18-13 overall.
The Kardinals’ Jakob Kvasnikoff, a senior, earned second team honors for Class 3A boys. Kvasnikoff led the Kardinals to second place in the Class 3A Peninsula Conference in the regular season and the conference tournament. At the Class 3A state tournament, Kenai finished 1-2, losing the fourth-sixth place game to Valdez. Kenai was 16-14 overall.
Seward senior Lena Jagielski made the second team for Class 3A girls. Jagielski led the Seahawks to second place in the regular season in the Class 3A Peninsula Conference. Seward lost the second-place game at the conference tournament to Kenai, failing to qualify for state. Seward was 16-10 overall.
CIA senior Tatum Rozak also picked up a second-team nod for the peninsula. Rozak led the Eagles to second place in the Class 1A Peninsula Conference in the regular season and conference tournament. CIA finished 2-2 at Class 1A state to take fifth place and finish 18-8 overall.
Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches All-State Teams
Player of the Year: Stewart Erhart, West Valley.
Coach of the Year: Chuck Martin, East Anchorage.
First team: Stewart Erhart, West Valley; Xzavier Baker, Dimond; Luke Johnson, Dimond; Akeem Sulaiman, East Anchorage; Jayce Underwood, Colony.
Second team; Thomas Baxter, Thunder Mountain; Malachi Bradley, West Valley; Maguire Hamey, Dimond; Parker Kroon, Wasilla; Muhammed Sabally, East Anchorage.
Third team: Julius Adlawan, West Anchorage; Orion Dybdahl, Juneau; Kash Luce, Colony; Trevor Mahler, Monroe; Willie Zamora, West Anchorage.
Player of the Year: Sayvia Sellers, Anchorage Christian.
Coach of the Year: Chandice Kelly, Colony.
First team: Sayvia Sellers, Anchorage Christian; Mylee Anderson, Wasilla; Hallie Clark, Colony; Layla Hays, Wasilla; Skylar Tuckwood, Juneau.
Second team: Chloe Auble, Anchorage Christian; Cailynn Baxter, Thunder Mountain; Bree Johnson, Ketchikan; Maile Wilcox, Dimond; Jordan Zackery, West Anchorage.
Third team: Maliyah Alex, Anchorage Christian; Lindsay Byron, Ketchikan; Emma Hopkins, Colony; Alycia Shelley, Colony; Lalaine Suaava, Colony.
Player of the Year: Sloan Lentfer, Grace Christian
Coach of the Year: Jason Boerger, Grace Christian
First team; Sloan Lentfer, Grace Christian; Payton Gage, Valdez; Finn Gregg, Nome; Hayden Howard, Houston; Kellen Jedlicka, Grace Christian.
Second team: Jade Green, Nome; Jakob Kvasnikoff, Kenai; Luke Lentfer, Grace Christian; Cole Taylor, Houston; Bryce Tucker, Valdez.
Third team: Tyler Binder, Grace Christian; Kaison Hermann, Mount Edgecumbe; Josh Ivanoff, Grace Christian; Utahouse Tui’ifua, Barrow; Ranen Wassillie, Mount Edgecumbe.
Player of the Year: Sophie Lentfer, Grace Christian
Coach of the Year: Pete Johnson, Grace Christian
First team: Sophie Lentfer, Grace Christian; Emma Beck, Kenai; Ella Boerger, Grace Christian; Shannel Kovalsky, Monroe; Margaret Zaveri, Monroe.
Second team: Ava Brady, Sitka; Lena Jagielski, Seward; Naia Nelson, Sitka; Carliese O’Brien, Mount Edgecumbe; MJ Van der Horst, Grace Christian.
Third team: Tessa Anderson, Mount Edgecumbe; Kiara Burnell, Barrow; Cadence Dull, Mount Edgecumbe; Masen Holmes, Valdez; Miranda Wilkerson, Monroe.
Player of the year: Joelian Lane, Tikigaq.
Coach of the year: Albert Green, Hooper Bay.
First team: Joelian Lane, Tikigaq; Shayne Anderson, Metlakatla; Latrell Lake, Hooper Bay; Cole Moore, Ninilchik; Jaylin Scott, Ninilchik.
Second team: Jack Engell, Petersburg; Cameron Gaube, Metlakatla; Jacen Hay, Wrangell; Benjamin Lane, Tikigaq; Johnny Soderstrom, Unalakleet.
Third team: Kyle Biggers, Petersburg; Paxson Commack, Unalakleet; Eric Gillham, Haines; Stephen Nguyen, Unalaska; Jaykob Thorne, Cordova.
Player of the year: Jennifer Nash, Tikigaq.
Coach of the year: Romona Rock, Tikigaq.
First team: Jennifer Nash, Tikigaq; Bree Chavez, Metlakatla; Alissa Durgan, Craig; Kiara Harrison, Wrangell; Jadyn Lane, Tikigaq.
Second team: Ryley Booth, Metlakatla; Reena Bucaneg, Unalaska; Grace Godinez-Long, Haines; Aryana Ivanoff, Unalakleet; Ce’Anika Palacios, Glennallen.
Third team: Alana Barron, Susitna Valley; Alison Benda, Haines; Kennedy Cook, Metlakatla; Tatyana Nashookpuk, Tikigaq; Alexis Lawnicki, Craig.
Player of the Year: Ian McGarry, Cook Inlet Academy.
Coach of the Year: Anthony Ross, Kake.
First team; Ian McGarry, Cook Inlet Academy; Jäger Brandell, King Cove; Marcus Gallagher, Katovik; Stewie Sundown, Scammon Bay; Josh Renshaw, Tri-Valley.
Second team: Ethan Kadake, Kake; Billy Killbear, Katovik; Marley Kness, Klawock; Justus Malachy, Nunamiut; Paul Okpeaha, Alak.
Third team: Tyler Hugo, Nunamiut; Riley Koso, King Cove; Michael Renshaw, Tri-Valley; Ryan Steeves, Aniak; Josiah Sundown, Scammon Bay.
Player of the year: Aileen Lester, Newhalen.
Coach of the year: Kenny Barker, Lumen Christi.
First team: Aileen Lester, Newhalen; Natalie Grubba, Lumen Christi; Emily Ross, Lumen Christi; Kayleigh Sagoonick, Shaktoolik; Ellah Wardell, Tanalian.
Second team: Marnie Crooks, Kake; Eva Johnson, Noorvik; Ella Phillips, Birchwood Christian; Tatum Rozak, Cook Inlet Academy; Naomi Savetilik, Shaktoolik.
Third team: Autumn Barr, Shishmaref; Arianna Hart, Nunamiut; McKinley Holien, Klawock; Pagen Lester, Newhalen; Ali Voran, Tanalian.