Local trio honored in D-III


Evergreen’s Jerry Keifer selected coach of the year

Staff Report



Andrew Thornton of Swanton dribbled around a defender in a sectional tournament game at Wauseon. He was named honorable mention all-district in Division III.

Andrew Thornton of Swanton dribbled around a defender in a sectional tournament game at Wauseon. He was named honorable mention all-district in Division III.


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Mason Loeffler of Evergreen scores in a game against Clay this season. He was chosen first team all-district in Division III for the Vikings.


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Evergreen veteran coach Jerry Keifer gives instruction from the sideline during a Viking home game this season. Keifer was awarded coach of the year honors by the Northwest District.


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A trio of local athletes received honors on the All-Northwest District boys basketball teams that were announced.

In Division III, Mason Loeffler of Evergreen was named first team all-district. Nate Brighton was third team all-district for the Vikings. The duo’s mentor, Jerry Keifer, was D-III Co-Coach of the Year with Joe Bedingfield of Willard.

Andrew Thornton of Swanton made honorable mention all-district in Division III.

Division III

First team

Josh Crall, Bucyrus Wynford, 6-foot-1, senior, 24.2; Jordan Fenner, North Robinson Colonel Crawford, 6-0, Sr., 16.0; Nathan Gerber, Haviland Wayne Trace, 6-6, Sr., 15.8; Mason Loeffler, Evergreen, 6-4, Sr., 19.9; Colin Westrick, Ottawa-Glandorf, 6-6, Sr., 16.8; Cooper Parrott, Willard, 6-3, Sr., 21.0; Luke Rowlinson, Collins Western Reserve, 6-2, Jr., 20.7; Joey Holifield, Cardinal Stritch, 6-3, Sr., 23.1.

Co-Player of the Year: Joey Holifield, Cardinal Stritch; Cooper Parrott, Willard.

Co-Coach of the Year: Jerry Keifer, Evergreen; Joe Bedingfield, Willard.

Second team

Gavin Feichtner, North Robinson Colonel Crawford, 6-5, Sr., 16.7; Carter Burdue, Liberty Center, 6-2, Sr., 15.8; Owen Nichols, Ottawa-Glandorf, 6-7, Jr., 12.3; Avondre Reed, Fostoria, 6-3, Sr., 20.1; Terry Baldridge, Willard, 6-8, Sr., 17.9; Luke Denecker, Bluffton, 6-2, Sr., 17.6; Biggz Johnson, Lima Central Catholic, 5-11, Sr., 18.3; Jhaiden Wilson, Cardinal Stritch, 5-7, Jr., 20.7.

Third team

Lucas Kozinski, Bucyrus, 6-3, Sr., 17.4; Nate Brighton, Evergreen, 6-5, Sr., 16.7; Elijah Zimmerman, Archbold, 6-1, Sr., 13.7; Jacob Meyer, Eastwood, 6-2, So. 12.8; Mike Rightnowar, Genoa, 6-2, Sr., 12.6; Michael Kramer, Van Buren, 6-1, Sr., 17.1; Marcellus Eckford, Liberty-Benton, 6-1, Sr., 14.4; Coby Miller, Mt. Blanchard Riverdale, 5-9, sr., 11.8; John Skrada, Collins Western Reserve, 6-4, Jr., 13.6.

Andrew Thornton of Swanton dribbled around a defender in a sectional tournament game at Wauseon. He was named honorable mention all-district in Division III.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2020/03/web1_Thornton-v.-Montpelier.jpgAndrew Thornton of Swanton dribbled around a defender in a sectional tournament game at Wauseon. He was named honorable mention all-district in Division III. File Photo

Mason Loeffler of Evergreen scores in a game against Clay this season. He was chosen first team all-district in Division III for the Vikings.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2020/03/web1_Loeffler-bucket-v.-Clay.jpgMason Loeffler of Evergreen scores in a game against Clay this season. He was chosen first team all-district in Division III for the Vikings. File Photo

Evergreen veteran coach Jerry Keifer gives instruction from the sideline during a Viking home game this season. Keifer was awarded coach of the year honors by the Northwest District.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2020/03/web1_Keifer-from-sideline.jpgEvergreen veteran coach Jerry Keifer gives instruction from the sideline during a Viking home game this season. Keifer was awarded coach of the year honors by the Northwest District. File Photo
Evergreen’s Jerry Keifer selected coach of the year

Staff Report