With the cancelation of the Tioga Publishing Winter Sports Awards, the Wellsboro Gazette/Free Press-Courier will announce the All Stars in a four week series that will cover the all stars from Tioga County.
During this week’s edition, we will announce the second team All Stars.
Over the next three weeks, first team players will be announced as well as the players of the year in girls basketball, boys basketball and wrestling as well as up and coming All Stars for the next season.
Jacob Evans put together a stellar junior season, and was one of the top-shooters in the entire NTL knocking down 52 triples at over 34% on the season. Evans scored 10 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists on the year for the Tigers and was one of the most consistent offensive threats on the team.
Dominic Garverick was one of the top-scorers for the Tigers who had one of the best scoring starting fives in the area. Garverick scored nine points, secured almost five rebounds and shot the ball at a respectable 40%. Garverick was a player who had a strong jumpshot but also was great at drawing contact at the rim with shifty positioning.
Brennan Bolt capped off his career with the Williamson Warriors with a stellar performance against Northern Potter dropping 20 points and knocking down three triples in a winning effort. Bolt had an up and down season on the offensive end, but once he got in a rhythm he was tough to stop. Bolt scored double digits in eight different games and ended up averaging right under seven points per game for the season
Colton Litzelman was probably the best bench player in the entire NTL this season, and brought it on both ends of the floor every night. Litzelman filled up the stat sheet and averaged almost nine points, with two assists, five boards and three steals per game. His hustle and offense off the bench was one of the biggest assets for the Mounties in the 2019-2020 season.
Ty Stover was the leading scorer on the Galeton Tigers unit this past season, and was a nightmare for defenses even if it didn’t equate to any wins for Galeton this season. His shooting and ability to get to the rim made him a force on offense for the Galeton Tigers this year.
Owen Fitzwater may not have been a volume scorer, but was one of the most consistent throughout the season averaging right under seven points per game. For the Indians, Fitzwater did a strong job as a distributor and was a tenacious defender throughout the season. Fitzwater is a player who was very scrappy, but always in control of his game.
Conner Adams had a tall order as the starting freshman point guard for the Wellsboro Hornets, and as the season progressed, Adams showed massive growth. After averaging just under five per game through his first six contests, Adams made a massive jump in productivity averaging over nine points per game and was one of the best shooters on the Wellsboro roster.
As just a sophomore, Liam Manning proved time and time again he is a force to be reckoned with in the paint, and matured into a hard-nosed center for the Wellsboro Hornets. Manning averaged over 10 points and over seven boards per game and also had a team-high six double-doubles on the year. Manning was just shy of nabbing a first team spot.
Junior Patriot June was one of only three North Penn-Liberty wrestlers to qualify for the District tournament and put together a 17-15 record over the 2019-2020 season. June pinned eight of his opponents this season as well as winning by major decision on four separate occasions. He was also able to hang with a few strong district and sectional finishers this year.
Another freshman cracked the list with Braydon Garverick qualifying for the District tournament in just his first year as a NP-Liberty wrestler. Garverick didn’t finish with a winning record (14-16), but was still able to come up with a fourth place win at sectionals. Look for Garverick to be a staple in Liberty wrestling over the next three seasons.
Yet another freshman wrestler who made the cut for the District tournament, Ayden Sprague had a strong first year where he finished 15-12 and won six of his last 10 matches that gave him a fourth place finish in sectionals and a spot at Districts. Sprague had a couple of strong wins against sectional qualifying wrestlers this season.
Sophomore Mikey Sipps backed up a solid freshman year (15-15) and came back even stronger for the Williamson wrestling team with a 19-13 record, a fourth place sectional finish and his first trip to the District tournament. Sipps will have two more years to continue to grow as a top area wrestler.
After a slow start to the season, Emma Coolidge was a force down the stretch for the Lady Hornets on their way to the playoffs and put together one of the better sophomore seasons for any area girls basketball player. Coolidge averaged nearly eight points, 6.4 rebounds and had two of the biggest double-doubles of the season with a 17 point and 19 rebound performance against Port Allegany and a 13 point and 17 rebound game against Wyalusing.
Bailey Monks was one of the better down-low presences in the area, with the ability to score, rebound and defend. Monks scored 7.1 points per game, 142 total rebounds (team-high) and had 14 blocks (team-high) to solidify the Wellsboro team underneath this season. She also added an extremely impressive 29 steals during the season to give her one of the most balanced stat-lines on the team.
Kaitlyn Streeter was a major part of the suprise season the Lady Indians put together in the 2019-2020 season, and as a senior was one of leaders on a team that made the push to the District playoffs. Streeter was steady on offense and contributed almost every night for the Lady Indians and was a solid defender as well throughout the season.
Elizabeth Welch was a perfect wing-player for the North Penn-Mansfield Lady Tigers team who liked to get up and down the floor and shoot a lot of threes. Welch was the third leading scorer for the Tigers with 8.2 points and was also the top rebounder with 7.2 rebounds a game. Welch was also a difference-maker from three-point range, and when Welch was hot from deep she rarely missed. Welch knocked down a team-high 29 triples in her senior season.
Jessie Evans capped off her Galeton Lady Tigers career with a stellar senior season, averaging just under eight points per game and was a player who could explode on any given night. Evans topped double-digit scoring on four different outings and ended her career with a stellar 24-point game against Bucktail where she did everything possible to win that game.
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Wolfe put together a strong senior season for the NCA Lady Lions in the 2019-2020 season, and scored nearly six points per game as she helped to push the Lions to a 9-5 overall record on the season. As a three-year start, was a key leader for the Lady Lions this past season and was on of the top scorers on her team during the year.
Junior forward Kiersten Mitstifer is a player who not only had solid production for the NP-Liberty Lady Mounties, but also was one of the toughest competitors on the floor, always going for loose balls and playing with a ton of passion this season. Mistifer averaged six points, four rebounds and two steals per game and will be looked to next season as one of the unequivocal leaders on the Liberty team.