Boys: Kyle Couch, Mead
The Mavericks sophomore will enter Thursday’s opening round of the Class 3A state tournament on a roll after winning the 152-pound title at the 3A Region 2 tournament on Saturday. Couch earned the regional title by posting a 12-5 victory against Strasburg’s Corey Coombs in the final. Couch’s effort helped lead Mead to a second-place finish in the team standings, and he will take an impressive 32-5 record into the state tournament.
Girls: Kasey McKrola, Mead
McKrola led the streaking Mavericks to three victories last week, averaging 15.7 points and 8.7 rebounds during that span. McKrola made 14 of 23 shots from the field during wins against Lyons and Strasburg, and she also posted double-doubles against Strasburg (10 rebounds) and Lyons (11 rebounds). McKrola, Mead’s leading scorer at 13 points a game, averaged 15.2 points during the Mavericks’ season-ending five-game winning streak.