Notre Dame's Raupers headlines All-Region.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | April 1, 2018


It was an emotional roller coaster for Notre Dame's Gary Raupers this basketball season.

Off the court he nearly lost his father in December, then saw his father go through heart surgery in January only to watch him pass away in February.

Despite all that Raupers was a stalwart on the court, putting up 23 points per game and nabbing five steals per game. His contributions helped the Crusaders push Waverly for the division title during the regular season.

After all that Raupers is The Daily Review Boys' Basketball All-Region Player of the Year.

Sullivan County's John Saxe also knows what its like to have a big workload. The senior Griffin led his team in scoring, rebounds and assists and finished his career with over 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 300 assists.

Saxe is Offensive Player of the Year.

The Wellsboro Green Hornets won their first District IV title in 66 years. Senior Dalton Prough was a key contributor on both sides of the ball but he helped spearhead a defense that allowed less than 35 points a game during the regular season. His ability to guard across multiple positions, nose for the ball and work on the boards makes him the Defensive Player of the Year.

Also for the Hornets Todd Outman is the Coach of the Year for getting over the hump and earning that district title along with going undefeated in the NTL.

Despite losing several key players from last year Waverly claimed another IAC title thanks in large part to sophomore Scott Woodring's work in the paint. For his contributions he is the Newcomer of the Year.

Just down the road Tioga had a banner year themselves as they reached their first Section IV title game in 30 years.

While they got contributions from everywhere senior Connor Hutchinson's consistent scoring, work on the boards and overall energy earns him the Hustle Player of the Year.

Down in Wyalusing the Rams won their first NTL title in 10 years. Kasar Cameron's energy and defense off the bench helped them hold off a late season challenge from NEB for the division title.

Cameron is the 6th Man of the Year.

The first team consists of Raupers, Saxe, Prough and fellow Hornet Brandyn Tuttle, who had 19 double-doubles on the season, Athens' Gavin Stein, the NTL's leading scorer, Wyalusing's Jon Morrison, Waverly's Gavin Judson and Hutchinson.

On the second team is NEB's Zak Smith, Troy's Clark Jackson and Seldon Rogers, Athens' Ethan Lane, North Penn-Mansfield's Dylan Meyer and Garrett David, Woodring, Wyalusing's Will Martin and Notre Dame's Kyreese Fisher.

On the third team is Sayre's Ryan Murrelle, Athens' Aaron Lane, Tioga's Nick Klossner, NEB's Andy Crown, Waverly's Matt VanHouten, Sullivan County's Alex Baumunk, North Penn-Mansfield's Nick Kasper, NRCS's Liam Roberts, Towanda's Dalton Potter, Canton's Michael Smithers, Williamson's Simon Fish, CV's Skylar Vinluan and North Penn-Liberty's Brandyn Choplosky.

The All-Defensive team is Prough and teammate Collin Pietropola, Troy's Ja Wallace, Sullivan County's Dylan Hottenstein, Towanda's Luke Tama, NEB's Clayton Connor and NP-Mansfield's Jayden Andrews.

The Hustle team is Hutchinson, Troy's Nate Martin, Sayre's Jordan Rockwell, Sullivan County's Sam Carpenter and Tioga's DeMario Chambers.

The All-Rookie first team is Woodring and teammate Dylan Ward, Crown, Canton's Camden Route, Chambers, Sayre's Corbin Brown and Troy's Robert Rogers.

The second team is Notre Dame's Cole Clark, Troy's Dom Ayers, Connor and fellow Panther Chaz LaBarre, Canton's Zach Rentzel, NRCS's Nic Beers and Tioga's Sam Taylor.

Notre Dame's Ben Cook gets the Rebounder Award, Tioga's Pierce Hendershot earned the Shooter Award and Waverly's Hans Jequinto has the Passer Award.