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March 28, 2013

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Devon Mills and Randi Smith named Players of the Year

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Sports Editor

Barbourville’s Devon Mills and Whitley County’s Brandi Smith are the 2013 Times-Tribune Boys and Girls Players of the Year.

Mills becomes the first Barbourville High School player to win the award while Smith becomes the first player to win the award in consecutive years since former South Laurel Lady Cardinals Lauren Wombles accomplished the feat in 2007 and 2008.

Mills led the Tigers with a 22.8 scoring average along with 9.4 rebounds per game. He also guided them to a 19-12 record this season along with a trip to the 13th Region Tournament.

“Devon really stepped up for us this year,” Barbourville coach Dinky Phipps said. “I didn’t know what to expect coming into the season, but he never lost focus, was a great student and is a nice young man on and off the court. He’s very deserving of the award.”

Smith led the Lady Colonels in scoring with a 19.6 scoring average. She hurt teams with her versatility and was a major threat from the outside, knocking down 55-of-148 shot attempts from three-point range. She guided Whitley County to a 20-11 record along with a trip to the 13th Region Tournament semifinals. Her game-winning shot at the buzzer eliminated four-time defending 13th Region champion Clay County in the first round of the tournament.

“Brandi hit big shots for us the entire season,” Whitley County coach Larry Anderson said. “She is such a hard worker. She’s the hardest worker I have coached and when you take the talent she has along with the work ethic, then you have a special player.”

Mills joins former boys’ winners Eric Fields (South Laurel, 2005), Walt Allen (South Laurel, 2006), Ty Proffitt (South Laurel, 2007), Cody Miller (Knox Central, 2008), Josh Crawford (Corbin, 2009), Isaac Wilson (Corbin, 2010), Tyler Wagner (Lynn Camp, 2011) and Jonathan Barger (Knox Central, 2012) while Smith joins former girls’ winners Taran Johnson, (South Laurel, 2005), Heather Clouse (Corbin, 2006), Lauren Wombles (South Laurel, 2007 and 2008), Caitie Jackson (North Laurel, 2009), Jessica Dean (South Laurel, 2010) and Tamara Crawford (North Laurel, 2011) and herself in 2012.

Other awards winners are as follows:

Boys Newcomer of the Year

Peyton Broughton, North Laurel — Broughton turned in a stellar season as an eighth grader for the Jaguars. He averaged 9.6 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game, 3.8 steals per game and 4.1 assists per game.

Girls Newcomer of the Year

Hannah Lawson, North Laurel — After freshman Kayla Bruner was lost to an injury before the season began, someone had to step up on both sides of the ball for Eddie Mahan’s squad and seventh grader Hannah Lawson did just that. She was one of the top scorers for the Lady Jaguars this season averaging 7.4 points per game and turned in a solid year defensively, too.

Boys Coach of the Year

Tony Pietrowski, Corbin  — A lot of the media didn’t know what to expect out of Corbin this season and once again, the Redhounds turned in another solid season under Pietrowski. He guided Corbin to its fifth straight 50th District championship along with a 24-7 record.

Girls Co-Coaches of the Year

Richard Jones, Lynn Camp — The Lady Wildcats entered the season coming off a 10-win campaign and they surprised many by turning in a school-record 23 wins while going 23-10 during the process, which also included a trip to the 13th Region Tournament.

Jennifer Parsons, Corbin — Parsons’ Lady Redhounds started off slow, but finished with a bang by winning the school’s first 13th Region championship in 31 years. Corbin also went 27-9 during the process.

Boys All Tri-County First Team

Player of the Year — Devon Mills, Barbourville

Guard — Zac Baxter, South Laurel

Guard — Hunter Grubb, Corbin  

Guard — Skylar Griffith, Williamsburg

Guard — Matt Barger, Knox Central

Center — Robbie Igo, Corbin  

Boys All Tri-County Second Team

Guard — Jeffrey Adams, Knox Central

(tie) Guard — Marcus Carson, North Laurel

(tie) Guard — Blake Sanders, South Laurel

Forward — Michael Powers, Whitley County

Center — Jake Allen, North Laurel

Center — Zach Smith, Lynn Camp

Girls All Tri-County First Team

Player of the Year — Brandi Smith, Whitley Co.

Guard — Miranda Wilson, Corbin

Guard — Kayla Wilson, Corbin  

Forward — Mariah Johnson, Whitley County

Center — Taylor Arthur, South Laurel

Forward — Kara Erslan, Barbourville

Girls All Tri-County Second Team

Guard — Jenna Mills, Knox Central

Guard — Bethany Powers, Whitley County

Guard — Kayla Smith, Lynn Camp

Forward — Kelsey Erslan, Barbourville

Forward — Sarah Ashley, Corbin 

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