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Three players from St. Joseph Central were named to the Class A all-state first team, including captain Mychal Johnson.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Huntington St. Joseph Central senior Mychal Johnson is named captain of the Class A girls basketball all-state team, released Monday by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. The complete all-state list is below for Class A.


Mychal Johnson, Huntington St. Joe, 12 (captain)
Griffin Dempsey, Huntington St. Joe, 12
Kendra Walker, St. Marys, 12
Rachel Lee, Huntington St. Joe, 12
Chelsey Parkins, Buffalo, 12
Julie Bishop, Gilmer County, 12
Vida Imani, Charleston Catholic, 9
Tristin Day, Pocahontas County, 10
Ashley Hall, St. Marys, 10 (captain)
Mychelle Johnson, Huntington St. Joe, 10
Stephanie Betler, Tucker County, 12
Jackie Halapy, Trinity, 12
Regan Blaha, Wheeling Central, 11
Lindsay Baker, Wheeling Central, 10
Sophia Kinnard, Tyler Consolidated, 12
Mallory Chapman, Magnolia, 12


Caitlin White, Meadow Bridge, 12 (captain)
Madie Pritt, Fayetteville, 11
Alex Schaffer, Parkersburg Catholic, 11
Anna Whelan, Charleston Catholic, 12
Monica Bragg, Madonna, 10
Ashley Morris, Williamstown, 9
Asia Petitte, Huntington St. Joe, 12
Francesca Steele, Notre Dame, 10

Sydney Reed, Tyler Consolidated
Myah Charkawi, Paden City
Melissa Cieslewski, Williamstown
Liz Adams, Wirt County
Katlyn Casino, Clay-Battelle
Hayley Jones, Clay-Battelle
Belle Harold, Paw Paw
Sierra Riffle, Doddridge County
Rachel Rogers, Notre Dame
Tyesha Taylor, Huntington St. Joseph
Madison Syner, Midland Trail
Bobbie McNabb, Pocahontas County
Kristen Harris, Greenbrier West
Kendall Malay, Fayetteville
Avina Sedlock, Fayetteville
Heather Nicewander, Montcalm
Meagan Triplett, Trinity
Megan Myers, Trinity
Ally Redden, Meadow Bridge
Hannah Brown, Richwood
Rebekah Graham, Greater Beckley Christian
Paige Pritt, Tygarts Valley
Adreana Vance, Tug Valley
Hannah Armstrong, Tug Valley
Marilyn Cassell, East Hardy
Hillary Ord, Pendleton County
Kelsi Chapman, Magnolia
Mackenzie Michaels, Wheeling Central
Heather Nicewander, Montcalm
Lindsay Jones, Hundred
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  • Shonda

    Congratulations Julie Bishop!!

  • scribe

    As the article notes, it is the state sportswriters association who decides. Girls (and boys) from rural areas are always overlooked because more often than not, there is not a sportswriter association member from their area present at the meetings to represent/lobby for them. Also, the good coaches are pro-active, sending stats sheets, making phone calls to sportswriters to remind them to remember his/her players at these all-state meetings.

  • Marcus

    How does Stephanie Betler not make first team??? Tucker County goes 20-4 and has no other girl even make the list!!! Norte Dame only scored like 4 points against Tucker and they have more girls on the list??? Who votes on this a bunch of idiots!!!