Locals players named to all-region team

Published 3:39 pm Friday, March 8, 2019

Three local area high school players were named First Team All-Region by the 13th Region Basketball Coaches Association. Middlesboro’s Jabari Kyle, Bell County’s Abby Harris and Pineville’s Whitney Caldwell each received the honor.

A four-year starter for the Yellow Jackets after earning a starting spot as an eighth-grader, Kyle led the Yellow Jackets with 15.1 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game during his junior campaign. He helped lead Middlesboro to a 13th Region All A tournament title as well as a 52nd District championship.

Kyle was also named to the 52nd All-District team by the 13th Region media.

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Harris led the Lady Cats this season with 17.6 points per game with 5.8 rebounds per game. The junior guard helped guide Bell County to the 52nd District championship before ultimately losing to Harlan County.

Harris was named the 52nd District Breakthrough Player of the Year by the 13th Region media, as well as being named to the all-district team.

Caldwell led the Lady Lions with 16.5 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game. She helped guide a young Pineville team to a 16-14 record.

Caldwell was named the 51st District Player of the Year, as well as being named to the all-district team.


13th Region Boys Basketball Coaches Association

First Team All-Region

JJ Ramey, South Laurel

Nick Martin, Knox Central

Matthew Cromer, South Laurel

Chase Sanders, Corbin

Jayden Adams, Knox Central

Connor Robinson, Clay County

Alex Pace, Harlan County

Jabari Kyle, Middlesboro

Killian Ledford, Harlan

Jordan Akal, Harlan


Second Team All-Region

Hunter Hollingsworth, Whitley County

Reed Sheppard, North Laurel

Slaht Hunter, Williamsburg

Dane Imel, Knox Central

Tyler Partin, Bell County

Landon Young, North Laurel

London Stephaney, Bell County

Evan Langdon, Clay County

Caleb Rose, Williamsburg

Cole Kelley, North Laurel


Senior Academic All-Region

Sawyer Brock, Bell County

Bayler Lefevers, Bell County

Tyler Partin, Bell County

Brody Barton, Corbin

Cam Maguet, Corbin

Chase Sanders, Corbin

Jacob Unthank, Corbin

Cody Lakes, Jackson County

Dane Imel, Knox Central

Jacob Lindsay, Knox Central

Nick Martin, Knox Central

Jaxon Profitt, Lynn Camp

Mykel Griffen, Middlesboro

Josh Overbay, Middlesboro

Andew Padgett, Middlesboro

Steven Poore, Middlesboro

Adam Sizemore, North Laurel

Landon Young, North Laurel

Matt Golden, Pineville

Max Kitoko, Red Bird

Hunter Brown, Williamsburg


13th Region Girls Basketball Coaches Association

1st Team All-Region

Kaylee Mathis – Clay Co.

Amerah Steele – South Laurel

Raegan Hubbard – North Laurel

Lillie Hall – Williamsburg

Abby Harris – Bell Co.

Gracie Jervis – North Laurel

Whitney Caldwell – Pineville

K.K. Johnson – Harlan Co.

Presley Partin – Knox Central

Summer Parker – Clay Co.


2nd Team All-Region

Bradi Coe – Lynn Camp

Phebe McHargue – Harlan Co.

Natalee King – Harlan

Shelby Stewart – Corbin

Makenzie Grant – Lynn Camp

Sydnie Hall – South Laurel

Emily Davis – Knox Central

Baylee Woody – Middlesboro

Raigan King – Pineville

Payeton Charles – Harlan


3rd Team All-Region

Kaelie Frazier – Whitley Co.

Taya Davis – Jackson Co.

Hailee Valentine – North Laurel

Jadyn Robertson – Corbin

Shelby Phillips – Clay Co.

Abba Smith – Barbourville

Ashtyn Meyers – Bell Co.

Emily Sizemore – North Laurel

Isabel Gray – North Laurel

Reis Anderson – Whitley Co


Senior Academic All-Region

Mary Gray – Barbourville

Brea Browning – Bell Co.

Shelby Phillips – Clay Co.

Summer Parker – Clay Co.

Kimberlyn Mills – Clay Co.

Baylie Hensley – Clay Co.

Megan Pacholewski – Harlan

Katelynn Johnson – Harlan Co.

Reanna Middleton – Harlan Co.

Phebe McHargue – Harlan Co.

Breann Turner – Harlan Co.

Emily Davis – Knox Central

Bradi Coe – Lynn Camp

Macie Miracle – Lynn Camp

Makenzie Grant – Lynn Camp

Baylee Woody – Middlesboro

Lakyn King – Middlesboro

Aubrey Sowders – Middlesboro

Emmantoria Nuquay – Oneida Baptist Institute

Makyla Barger – Oneida Baptist Institute

Mariah Anders – South Laurel

Courtney Carroll – North Laurel

Sarah Bolton – Whitley Co.

Kaelie Frazier – Whitley Co.

Mackenzie Smith – Whitley Co.

Lillie Abbott – Williamsburg