By Marty Gordon
One player from Christiansburg and three players from Blacksburg have been named to the 2021-2022 All-River Ridge District basketball team.
Two Bruins and a Blue Demon were placed on the girls’ first and second teams.
Christiansburg’s Tyrique Taylor and Blacksburg’s Matt Joyce were first-team all-district, and Blacksburg’s Tucker Halsey and Owen Walters were named to the all-district second-team.
Austin Purcell and Jacob Moles, both of Christiansburg, joined Blacksburg teammates Sam Davis and Cody Miller on the honorable mention list.
On the girls’ side of the court, freshman Katy Hoover of Christiansburg was named to the second team while Blacksburg’s Morgan Cheynet and Brynn Ferguson joined her on the second team. Cheynet is a senior and Ferguson is a freshman.
Pulaski’s Keslyn Secrist was named the girls’ player of the year and her coach, Scott Ratcliff, was named coach of the year for the River Ridge District
Blacksburg placed three girls on the honorable mention list: Mila Jones, McKenzie Cheynet, and Kaylin Brawley.