6 Huskies honored by the Mid-Penn
Kibe, Allison and Gingrich lead MC picks
LEWISTOWN — Six Mifflin County High School athletes were recognized by the Mid-Penn Conference for their stellar contributions throughout the winter sports season as the league announced its 2021 All-Stars.
Mifflin County’s Nic Allison (113) and Trey Kibe (172) were first-team Mid-Penn Commonwealth All-Stars, while Kyler Everly (145) and Anson Wagner (160) were named to the second team.
The Huskies girls basketball team also had two selections with Marissa Gingrich earning first-team Mid-Penn Keystone Division honors, while Brianna Bodtorf was selected to the second team.
Kibe finished the season as the state runner-up at 172-pounds with a record of 22-1, a District 6 Class 3A title, the Northwest Regional Class 3A title and the West Super Regional title this past season. Kibe leaves Mifflin County with a career record of 139-14, the 2019 PIAA 160-pound title, a runner-up finish in 2021 and a fourth-place medal in 2020.
The Virginia Tech signee is a four-time District 6 champion, a three-time Northwest Regional champion and the school’s third three-time medalist. He also is second in school history with 76 falls and fourth in victories at Mifflin County High School.
“Kibe is a very strong and physical wrestler and also a very consistent wrestler,” Mifflin County coach Kirby Martin said. “A wrestler of his caliber will be missed next year.”
Allison went 20-3 in 2021, winning a District 6 title at 113 pounds and finishing as the runner-up at the Northwest Regional. Allison placed fifth at the West Super Regional, pinning 2020 state runner-up Aiden Lewis in 2:42. Allison finished eighth at the state championships in 2020.
“He is a consistent winner and loves to compete,” Martin said. “He will be one of our best wrestlers next season.”
Everly put together a solid 2021 campaign, finishing the season 15-7 with a runner-up finish at both the District 6 championships and the Northwest Regional. Everly showcased steady improvement and was among the best in the Commonwealth at 145 and 152 pounds.
“He just keeps getting better and has a good work ethic,” Martin said. “He should be one of our best wrestlers next season.”
Anson Wagner (160) overcame some early season jitters in 2021 to finish the season with an 11-7 record and a fourth-place finish at the District 6 championships. Wagner won six of his last eight matches to end the season.
“Anson got off to a slow start this year but finished well,” Martin said. “He should be one of our best wrestlers next season.”
On the basketball court, Gingrich was a First-Team selection and was one of the best underclassmen in the state as one of the Mid-Penn’s best scorers and facilitators. Gingrich played in 18 games and led the Huskies with 270 points (15 points per game) and 67 assists (3.7 per game), while shooting better than 50 percent from the floor and 80 percent at the line.
Gingrich also finished second on the team in steals with 38 and third in rebounds with 81. She also made a team-high 38 three-pointers.
“Marissa was a general on the court,” Mifflin County coach Roger Herto said. “She dictated the tempo and is the best passer I’ve ever coached. Her court vision and decision making are top-notch and defensively, she really improved from her freshman to sophomore year. She can do it all.”
Bodtorf was recognized as a second-team selection and her ability to fight for rebounds and get to the bucket made her one of the best players in the Mid-Penn last season.
The junior led the Huskies in rebounding with 182 (9.1 per game) finished second on the team in scoring with 256 points (12.8 points per game), second in assists with 37 and was second in field goal percentage, shooting 48.1 percent from the field. She scored 126 of her points in the paint and improved her scoring touch from outside with 18 threes in 2021.
“Bri works extremely hard,” Herto said. “Her rebounding and second-effort plays were big for us all season long. She extended her shooting range in the offseason which made her much more difficult to defend and her assists were up quite a bit this year too.”
Both Gingrich and Bodtorf will return next season for Mifflin County.