Three members of the St. Maries boys basketball program made the All-Idaho 2A list following last month’s state tournament.
Senior Eli Gibson and junior Tristan Nelson each made the All-State 2A team, Eli averaging 18 points per game and Tristan 11.7 points and seven rebounds.
Lumberjack coach Bryan Chase was named coach of the year. Coach Chase led the Jacks to their first state title in 61 years behind a 23-1 record. He has compiled a 132-36 record in seven seasons as St. Maries’ varsity boys coach, winning nearly 80 percent (.786) of his contests.
Lakeside’s Kenyon Spotted Horse, a senior who last season was the 1AD2 player of the year, made the All-Idaho 1AD1 team. Despite missing nearly a quarter of his season due to COVID, Kenyon averaged 19 points and seven rebounds per game to lead the Knights to a third-place state trophy, scoring 49 points over the course of the state tournament.
The annual North Idaho Sports Hall of Fame Banquet also announced its finalists.
Included were Coach Bryan Chase, who was nominated for Boys Coach of the Year. Eli received three nominations, including player of the year for football, basketball and male athlete of the year.
St. Maries' state champion wrestler, Dylan Sotin is nominated for wrestler of the year, and Kenyon is nominated for 3A-1A boys basketball player of the year.