Weakley named Bull Run ‘Player of the Year’ a third time; 5 Bulldogs, 4 Panthers earn honors

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PCHS Athletic Director Bill Simmons reads a statement after the game was stopped in the third quarter to mark Luray senior Emilee Weakley's 2,000th career point on Jan. 14, 2022.

~ PVN staff report

LURAY, Feb. 18 — For the third year in-a-row, Luray’s Emilee Weakley was voted the Bull Run District’s “Player of the Year” in girls basketball, while Tyler Nickel of East Rockingham won the same honor again on the boys side. All-District selections were announced after Friday night’s championship games, following voting by district coaches earlier this week.

Weakley has signed with Div-II Shepherd University to play basketball next season, while Nickel is committed to the D-I Tarheels of North Carolina.

Nine county players received All-District honors, including five Bulldogs and four Panthers.

Weakley was joined on the girls first team by junior Jaidyn McClung, who was also the Region B volleyball “Player of the Year” in the fall. Luray senior Averie Alger earned second team honors. Luray (22-2) will host eighth-seeded Stuarts Draft (6-11) for a Region B quarterfinal at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Page County senior Caris Lucas earned first team, All-District honors for girls basketball, while sophomore Adryn Martin earned second team honors. The Panthers (9-13) will travel to Buckingham County (19-0) Tuesday night for a Region B quarterfinal.

Page County’s Ricky Campbell earned a spot on the first-team, All-District boys’ squad, while teammate Dylan Hensley earned second team honors. The two seniors lead the Panthers in scoring this season, with Campbell surpassing 1,000 career points. Page County (9-14) will head to Madison County (12-11) on Tuesday night for a 6:30 p.m. quarterfinal round tip-off in the Region B tournament.

From the Luray boys team, senior Calder Liscomb and sophomore Christian Lentz earned second team honors. The Bulldogs have concluded their season at 4-18.

Below is a full listing of the Bull Run All-District selections:

Bull Run All-District Girls Basketball

First Team

  • Emilee Weakley, senior, Luray
  • Macy Smith, sophomore, Strasburg
  • Jaidyn McClung, junior, Luray
  • Ellie Brumback, senior, Clarke
  • Caris Lucas, senior, Page County
  • Makenna Painter, sophomore, Central
  • Dy’Ehisa Tyler, senior, Madison
  • Nyla Sperry, senior, Strasburg

Second Team

  • Keira Rohrbach, junior, Clarke
  • Averie Alger, senior, Luray
  • Kate McLearen, senior, Madison
  • Emma Eberly, senior, Central
  • Tori Atkins, senior, Rappahannock
  • Adryn Martin, sophomore, Page County
  • Bre Franklin, junior, Mountain View
  • Haley Lucas, freshman, East Rockingham

Player of the Year — Emilee Weakley, senior, Luray

Bull Run All-District Boys Basketball

First Team

  • Tyler Nickel, senior, East Rockingham
  • Ricky Campbell, senior, Page County
  • Dean Breeden, senior, Madison
  • Cooper Keyes, senior, East Rockingham
  • Ryan Barr, senior, Central of Woodstock
  • Parker Sheetz, senior, Central of Woodstock
  • Mason Ramey, senior, Rappahannock
  • Grant Lillard, senior, Rappahannock

Second Team

  • Walker Conrad, sophomore, Strasburg
  • Jackson Taylor, senior, Madison
  • Jacob Walters, senior, Central of Woodstock
  • Cordell Broy, senior, Clarke
  • Calder Liscomb, senior, Luray
  • Dylan Hensley, senior, Page County
  • Christian Lentz, sophomore, Luray
  • Bryce Breeden, sophomore, Madison

Player of the Year — Tyler Nickel, senior, East Rockingham

For full schedules, rosters and standings — check out the Bull Run District website.

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