High school sports round-up, March 31, 2022

Three players are girls league all-stars

By Keith Harrington

The coaches of the Adirondack League girls basketball voted for their all-stars for the 2021-22 season a few weeks ago, but the league had a policy not to release them until every team is done playing for the year. That took a while this year due to the fantastic run of Hartford in the sectional, regional and state tournaments.

Three local players were named all-stars, two from Hartford and one from Whitehall.

Corinth guard Maddie DeLisle was named the Most Valuable Player. DeLisle led the Tomahawks to an unbeaten regular season and 22 straight wins before ending the season with a 22-1 mark. Corinth won the Adirondack League title as DeLisle surpassed the 1,000-career point mark during the season.

Hartford, which won the Adirondack League Division II title and finished as the league runner-up, placed guard Gabrielle McFarren and post player Karlee Nims on the first team. Both are seniors and scored 1,000 career points. Hartford won the Section II Class D title, the state regional title and advanced to the state semifinals for the first time in school history.

Nims led the Tanagers in scoring and rebounding, averaging a double-double with18.6 points and 12.3 boards a game. McFarren averaged 17.3 points per game along with four assists and 3.1 steals a contest.

Whitehall sophomore forward Samantha Howland was named to the second team. Howland averaged 12.8 points per game for the Railroaders this season.

Other players named to the first team were Corinth sophomore Emily Dingmon, Warrensburg sophomore Hope Sherman and North Warren senior Nicole Buckman.

Selected to the second team along with Howland were Warrensburg’s Olivia Frasier, Salem’s Amber Terry, Argyle’s Kylee Humiston and Hadley-Luzerne’s Madison Lent.