Anaconda seniors Braxton Hill and Sydnie Peterson each earned Class B All State nods announced today from conference officials.
Hill, a 6-foot-3 point guard, was a unanimous selection for All-State status, his third straight nomination. Hill averaged 24.9 ppg, 7.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game, and finished his career as the all time leading scorer in AHS history with 1,924 points.
Trent Mikalatos, a 6-6 forward, earned First Team 6B honors one spot out of All State recognition. Mikalatos averaged near double-double numbers of 15.6 ppg and 8.9 boards per game.
Bobby Swainston, a 6-2 senior guard, was named to the Second Team.
Head coach Bill Hill was named Coach of the Year.
The Copperhead boys finished in a tie for the 6B regular season title and took second in the Western B divisional after beating Loyola in a challenge game 70-33. They lost two straight at the Class B state tournament in Missoula.
On the girls’ side, Peterson, a 5-8 point guard, was recognized with her first All State and First Team nod. She averaged a team high 13.9 ppg and 2.9 assists, leading Anaconda to their first divisional tournament appearance in three years.
Logan Stetzner, a 5-7 sophomore guard, was named to the Second Team. She averaged 9.0 ppg in her second year as a Copperhead starter.
Braxton Hill, sr., Anaconda; Marcus Zeiler, sr., Florence; Jack Lincoln, jr., Loyola; Trent Mikalatos, sr., Anaconda; David Koppang, sr., Loyola; Dyllon McDermid, jr., Deer Lodge.
Wacy McClure, jr., Mission; Jacob Hollenback, jr., Loyola; Joey McElroy, sr., Loyola; Tyce Pedersen, sr., Florence; Bobby Swainston, sr., Anaconda; Brent Stroppel, sr., Florence.
Braxton Hill*, Marcus Zeiler, Jack Lincoln.
Coach of the Year
Bill Hill, Anaconda
Danielle Zahn, jr., Florence; Tessa Burke, sr., Loyola; Sydnie Peterson, sr., Anaconda; Rilee Mangun, jr., Florence; Darcy Walker, sr., Powell Co., Syd Koppang, so., Loyola; Makenna Liles, jr., Florence.
Rachel Nicholson, so., Powell Co.; Kylie Esh, sr., Loyola; Logan Stetzner, so., Florence; Jewel Zeiler, sr., Florence; Ariel Clark, sr., Powell Co.
Danielle Zahn*, Tessa Burke, Sydnie Peterson.
Coach of the Year
Travis Walker, Loyola
- Hill, Peterson earn All State nods for Anaconda
- Hot-shooting Indians knock off Anaconda in quarterfinals
- Copperheads returning to State with championship aspirations
- Copperheads put it all together in remarkable 70-33 win over Loyola
- Anaconda-Loyola rubber match to decide Western B state tournament field