Local players named to All-State, All-Conference teams

Matthew Strissel
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Local players named to All-State, All-Conference teams

Fergus freshman Royce Robinson takes the ball past the Hardin defense during a game this season. Photos by Matthew Strissel

Local players named to All-State, All-Conference teams

Kylie Zimmer runs the ball down court during a game against Sidney this season.

Local players named to All-State, All-Conference teams

Fergus senior and team co-captain Grayden Sanders leaps for a layup. Sanders is an All-State selection.

Three Fergus Golden Eagle basketball players were named to the Montana All-Conference teams and one player to the All-State team. Several other local players from Roy-Winifred, DGS, Tri-City and Winnett-Grass Range were also named to the Class C All-Conference and All-State teams.

Golden Eagle senior Grayden Sanders was named to the first team All-Conference and an All-State selection. Sanders finished the regular season leading his team in almost every category. He had the most points with 187, the most offensive and defensive rebounds with 56 and 62 respectively, the most steals with 26 and the most blocks with 11. He averaged 10.4 points per game and finished the season with 29 assists and a free-throw percentage of 65.

Fergus Junior Kylie Zimmer received an All-Conference honorable mention this year. She finished the regular season with a team-leading 142 points, 8.4 points per game, 106 total rebounds, averaging 6.2 per game and 46 steals.

Royce Robinson made the second team All-Conference as a freshman this year. He had the fourth best freethrow percentage in the entire state, sinking 30 for 37 for 81.1 percent. He finishes the regular season with 160 total points, averaging 9.4 points per game, 48 total rebounds, 14 steals, 17 assists and 10 blocks.

In Class C girls’ basketball, both Montana co-championship teams at the state tournament came from District 8C. The 8C proved to be the toughest in the state this year.

The Roy-Winifred girls’ team fielded three All-State selections and five All-Conference. Seniors Dyauni Boyce and Olivia Geer, along with sophomore Madeline Heggem all made the All-State team. Boyce and Geer were first team All-Conference and Heggem was second team All-Conference. Senior Cassie Smith, along with eighth grader Laynee Elness both made second team All-Conference.

For the Outlaw boys, junior Justin Stulc was selected to the All-State team and first team All-Conference. Senior Tyler Fordyce made the first team All-Conference, and sophomore Brody Geer was named to the second team All-Conference.

Two players from Denton-Geyser-Stanford were selected for All-State. Senior Parker Donaldson and junior Sydney Von Bergen each received the honors. Both athletes also made first team All-Conference. DGS fielded two additional All-Conference selections in seniors Dylan Taylor and Kein Carpenter. Both were second team All-Conference.

Three players from Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap received All-Conference honors. Seniors Matthew Eike and Zackary Thomas, with junior Danielle Horan all were named to the second team All-Conference.

The Winnett-Grass Range Rams had two players selected this year. Junior Tia Stahl was named to the All-State team and first team All-Conference. Senior Jacob Jessen was named a second team All-Conference selection. Many great athletes from

Many great athletes from the area participated in basketball this year and showed just how tough Central Montana sports can be.

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