Weakley, Nickel named Region B ‘Player of the Year’ a third time; 4 Bulldogs, 4 Panthers earn honors

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Emilee Weakley
LHS senior Emilee Weakley drives the lane during the Region B championship at Spotswood High School.

~ PVN staff report

LURAY, Feb. 28 — For the third year in-a-row, Luray’s Emilee Weakley was voted the Region B “Player of the Year” in girls basketball, while Tyler Nickel of East Rockingham won the same honor again on the boys side. All-Region selections were announced after Saturday’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.

Eight county players received All-Region honors, including four 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 (25-2) will host eighth-seeded Brunswick (17-6) for a VHSL 2A state quarterfinal at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4.

Page County senior Caris Lucas earned first team, All-Region honors for girls basketball, while sophomore Adryn Martin earned second team honors. The Panthers ended their season at 10-14 after reaching the Region B semifinals, just one win away from qualifying for the state tournament.

Page County’s Ricky Campbell earned a spot on the first-team, All-Region 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 ended their season at 9-16 after making it to a Region B quarterfinal.

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

Below is a full listing of the All-Region B basketball selections:

All-Region B Girls Basketball

First Team

  • Emilee Weakley, senior, Luray
  • Macy Smith, sophomore, Strasburg
  • Jaidyn McClung, junior, Luray
  • Ellie Brumback, senior, Clarke County
  • Caris Lucas, senior, Page County
  • Makenna Painter, sophomore, Central of Woodstock
  • Sidra Daniel, junior, Buckingham County
  • Leah Wood, senior, Stuarts Draft

Second Team

  • Dy’Ehisa Tyler, senior, Madison County
  • Nyla Sperry, senior, Strasburg
  • Keira Rohrbach, junior, Clarke County
  • Averie Alger, senior, Luray
  • Kate McLearen, senior, Madison
  • Emma Eberly, senior, Central
  • Adryn Martin, sophomore, Page County
  • Lauren Randolph, senior, Buckingham County

Player of the Year — Emilee Weakley, senior, Luray

All-Region B Boys Basketball

First Team

  • Tyler Nickel, senior, East Rockingham
  • Parker Sheetz, senior, Central of Woodstock
  • Ryan Barr, senior, Central of Woodstock
  • Cooper Keyes, senior, East Rockingham
  • Ricky Campbell, senior, Page County
  • Dean Breeden, senior, Madison
  • Walker Conrad, sophomore, Strasburg
  • Damorrious Holman, senior, Buckingham County

Second Team

  • Jackson Taylor, senior, Madison County
  • Chase Schages, senior, Stuarts Draft
  • Jacob Walters, senior, Central of Woodstock
  • Cordell Broy, senior, Clarke County
  • Calder Liscomb, senior, Luray
  • Dylan Hensley, senior, Page County
  • Justin Gunter, sophomore, Buckingham County
  • 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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