The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

March 14, 2013

Lakers, Mustangs earn All-NAC honors


Star Beacon

— Ashtabula County’s two member schools in the Northeastern Athletic Conference fared extremely well in all-league selections announced this week.

Coach Ryan Fitch’s NAC champion Pymatuning Valley boys are represented by All-Ohioan and 1,000-point scorer Tim Cross and Quintin Ratliff on the first team, where they are joined by Grand Valley’s Jake Vormelker.

Cross is a senior, while Ratliff and Vormelker are juniors.

PV senior Austin Nowakowski is a second-team choice, while teammates Grant Nowakowski (senior) and Chase Thurber (sophomore) are honorable-mention selections, where they are joined by Grand Valley seniors Josh Kovats and Stanley Sirrine.

On the girls side, All-Ohioans Kelsea Brown and Jessica Vormelker, both sophomores, are first-team selections.

PV’s Geena Gabriel and GV’s Chris Futty, both juniors, are on the second team.

Lakers Heather Brant (senior) and Megan Stech (sophomore) earned honorable-mention honors, as did GV’s Kelly Preske (senior) and Abby Paskey (sophomore).