by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail Div. IV, Central PlainsÂ and the South-Central Border League coaches revealed their 2016-17 all-league selections on Monday after the state tournament. Lauryn Snipes – AV-CTL DIV player of the year.Wellington girls were especially dominant on the AV-CTL DIV all league honors. Lauryn Snipes was named the league player of the year. Snipes scored 15.3 points per game in helping the Crusader girls team win the sub-state championship and a first round berth in the Class 4A State Tournament in Salina. Wellingtonâ€™s Avery Rusk, a junior; and Shayland French, a junior, were also named to the first team AV-CTL IV. Wellington dominated the list getting three of the six nominations. Tayland French was named to the second team as a senior. MeKenna Adams, a junior, was put on the honorable mention list. On the boys side, A.J. Snipes, a junior, was named to the first team. He averaged 17.66 points per game helping the Crusaders to the sub-state championship. Ian King was a second team member and Cade Phelps was listed on the honorable mention list. Other first team Sumner County members included: Central Plains League boys – Bo Gooch, so., Belle Plaine; Josh Dugan, sr., Conway Springs; Jacob Winter, sr., Conway Springs. Central Plains League girls – Sabrina Bellar, jr., Conway Springs. SCBL boys – Colten Ward, sr. Caldwell; Dilyn Volavka, sr. Caldwell; Seth Hemberger, sr. Argonia. SCBL girls – Cora Vineyard, so., Argonia; Hanna Stuewe, sr., Caldwell. The full list of the three leagues for both boys and girls are as follow: AV-CTL IV – GirlsFirst teamâ€”Lauryn Snipes, sr., Wellington; Kylie Woods, sr., Rose Hill; Emma Chambers, sr., Mulvane; Anna Van Driel, sr., Rose Hill; Avery Rusk, jr., Wellington; Shayland French, jr., Wellington. Player of the Yearâ€”Lauryn Snipes, sr., Wellington. Coach of the Yearâ€”Greg Welch, Rose Hill.Second teamâ€”Jill Bergkamp, sr., Andale; MacKenzie Herman, sr., Rose Hill; Kayna Simoneau, sr., Rose Hill; Rachel Bergkamp, jr., Andale; Kennedy Brandenburg, jr., Collegiate; Tayland French, sr., Wellington.Honorable mentionâ€”Morgan Geist, jr., Andale; Tyler Winter, jr., Andale; Maddie Reed, so., Collegiate; Sydney Adler, so., Rose Hill; Mekenna Adams, jr., Wellington; Alli Klausmeyer, jr., Clearwater; Kirby Krumsick, so., Collegiate; Emily Adler, so., Rose Hill.AV-CTL IV – BoysFirst teamâ€”Cody McNerney, jr., Collegiate; Easton Hunter, fr., Andale; A.J. Snipes, jr., Wellington; Jayden Price, jr., Mulvane; Gabe Fisher, so., Collegiate; Parker Bruce, jr., Andale. Player of the Yearâ€”Cody McNerney, jr., Collegiate. Coach of the Yearâ€”Jeff Buchanan, Andale.Second teamâ€”Collin Ellis, sr., Clearwater; Ian King, jr., Wellington; Kincaid Liebenberg, sr., Clearwater; Kale Mills, sr., Clearwater; Nate Kelley, jr., Collegiate; Dalton Blaine, sr., Mulvane; Hunter Forsberg, sr., Rose Hill.Honorable mentionâ€”Drew Ellis, so., Mulvane; Cameron Cothran, sr., Andale; Grant Fairchild, jr., Andale; Brody Jobbins, jr., Andale; Koby Campbell, fr., Rose Hill; Cade Phelps, jr., Wellington; CR Curless, sr., Clearwater; Dalton Rapp, so., Rose Hill; Keandre Ashley, sr., Collegiate.CENTRAL PLAINS LEAGUE – BoysFirst teamâ€”Bo Gooch, so., Belle Plaine; Josh Dugan, sr., Conway Springs; Jacob Winter, sr., Conway Springs; Josh Turner, sr., Douglass; Luke Prohaska, sr., Trinity Academy; Caden Vanlandingham, so., Trinity Academy.Second teamâ€”Trent Scheer, jr., Cheney; Lakin Petz, jr., Cheney; Noah Finstad, sr., Conway Springs; Justin Turner, sr., Douglass; Nate Pauly, sr., Garden Plain; Drew Honas, jr., Medicine Lodge.Honorable mentionâ€”Peyton Nolan, sr., Belle Plaine; Cole Osgood, so., Belle Plaine; Denver Hartson, sr., Chaparral; Quinton Pfaff, so., Chaparral; Christian Hedrick, jr., Conway Springs; Alex Mannebach, jr., Garden Plain; Sam Thimmesch, jr., Garden Plain; Tanner Smith, sr., Independent; Jarrett Counts, sr., Trinity Academy.CENTRAL PLAINS LEAGUE – GirlsFirst teamâ€”Taylor Bergman, sr., Chaparral; Haley Albers, sr., Cheney; Sabrina Bellar, jr., Conway Springs; Taylor Joplin, jr., Garden Plain; Lea Coccetella, sr., Independent; Emily Hrencher, sr., Medicine Lodge.Second teamâ€”Kadie Smith, jr., Cheney; Kirstin Campbell, jr., Cheney; Kayla Koester, so., Conway Springs; Ryann Flax, sr., Garden Plain; Alex Bearup, jr., Trinity Academy; Ally Henderson, sr., Trinity Academy.Honorable mentionâ€”Amanda Hamersky, sr., Belle Plaine; Marissa Yoder, sr., Chaparral; Erica Ebenkamp, sr., Conway Springs; Katelyn Moore, so., Douglass; Shelby Little, fr., Douglass; Piper Bourne, jr., Garden Plain; Paige Hoheisel, sr., Garden Plain; Beets Petrakis, sr., Independent; Anna Riedmiller, sr., Independent.SOUTH CENTRAL BORDER LEAGUE – BoysFirst teamâ€”Kiefer Brewer, jr., Sedan; Colten Ward, sr., Caldwell; Seth Hemberger, sr., Argonia; Cade Miller, jr., West Elk; Kylar Walker, jr., Sedan; Dilyn Volavka, sr., Caldwell.Second teamâ€”Jacob Berkeley, sr., Cedar Vale-Dexter; Camren Clements, jr., Oxford; Dustin Handlin, jr., Central Burden; Jalen Risley, so., Caldwell; Braydyn Wilkey, sr., South Haven; Noah Rhodd, sr., Cedar Vale-Dexter.Honorable mentionâ€”Alex Burger, sr., Sedan; Cal Shimkus, jr., Oxford; Trevor Pierce, jr., Argonia; Stevie Becker, sr., Flinthills; Karsten Walker, jr., West Elk; Cody Jimenez, sr., Central Burden; Jaden Uhls, sr., Sedan; Steven Eichelberger, sr., Oxford.SOUTH CENTRAL BORDER LEAGUE – GirlsFirst teamâ€”Alyssa Howard, sr., Flinthills; Macy McClendon, so., West Elk; Haley Williams, sr., Sedan; Cora Vineyard, so., Argonia; Hanna Stuewe, sr., Caldwell; Breckyn Rowley, jr., Udall.Second teamâ€”Justin Sims, jr., Sedan; Payton Weber, jr., Udall; Ashley Melugin, jr., Flinthills; Jesse Tracy, sr., Argonia; Tylyn Ward, so., Caldwell; Megg Lebeda, so., Caldwell.Honorable mentionâ€”Hailey Grantham, jr., Cedar Vale-Dexter; Marissa Bratcher, jr., Cedar Vale-Dexter; Shaylie Hamilton, jr., Central Burden; Sarah Patterson, sr., Udall; Brooklyn Hilton, so., West Elk; Alyson Hurt, sr., Sedan; Megan McClendon, fr., West Elk.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 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I’m annoyed at Jackie Speier and Tom McClintock, and I’m not afraid to say why. These two state senators are after my dream job. Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi, too. And considering the name recognition of this bunch, I don’t have a shot. In fact, there are at least five state senators interested in succeeding Cruz Bustamante as lieutenant governor next year, not to mention an assortment of other political types. Don’t they have better things to do than spend eight years in the cushiest job in Sacramento, a job clearly meant for someone as unskilled as myself? I’ve been eyeing the job ever since Bustamante burst on the public scene with his dubious campaign for governor (“Don’t vote for recall. But if you do, vote for me”). I had forgotten the state had a backup governor, so infrequent were Bustamante’s public appearances until that point. This replaced my desire to get appointed to one of those high-paying state commissions or being the state’s poet laureate. It turns out that position is pro bono. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The job as California’s second-in-command, however, pays quite well: $132,000 a year, to be exact. I’m not going to reveal the shamefully low wages of a newspaper columnist/editorial writer, but suffice it to say it would be an enormous raise. And from what I can tell, the job’s not all that tough. The L.G. sits on some panels, such as the State Lands Commission and the University of California Board of Regents. He (because there’s never been a she to hold the job) is the ceremonial head of the state Senate. Occasionally he writes strongly worded letters. As chairman of the state’s Commission on Economic Development, he must travel to exotic lands such as Thailand on trade missions. And, most importantly, the L.G. baby-sits when the real governor leaves the state. Otherwise, the L.G. is left to his own devices and causes, with a staff of 29 to help out. At least, that’s the crew the current L.G. has. Clearly, I’m not the only one who has discovered the allure of this job. But why are perfectly self-respecting politicians such as Sen. Liz Figueroa from the Bay Area or Sen. Jim Battin of Riverside County vying for such an inconsequential job? Because term limits happened to them, and once their current terms are up, they need new jobs. This is the real horror of term limits. Rather than bringing in a corps of citizen legislators who go to Sacramento, then go home, it has turned a generation of career politicians into migrant workers, always looking ahead to the next job. Once someone’s exhausted the six years in the state Assembly, they move to the Senate for eight years. Once those eight years are up, they can seek one of the few statewide election positions available, such as governor, treasurer or L.G. If that seems unobtainable, they can try for a job on the local city council or board of supervisors. Going small isn’t as bad as it seems. In fact, it’s possible Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Councilmen Tony Cardenas and Herb Wesson all currently enjoy more power, more visibility and more perks than they did as state legislators. Voters might have thought terms limits would get rid of the same old cast of characters, but all they got was a traveling show. And because of that, my dream job is now out of reach and likely to fall into the hands of someone not inclined to revel in the obscurity of the job or celebrate its potential for serious slacking. Oh, the travesty. Mariel Garza [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!