Warriors Earn Postseason Recognition
After capping off the most historic basketball season in Waukee High School history, many Warriors earned recognition for their play on the court this season.
Katie Dinnebier was awarded Miss Basketball by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association which is given to the best girls high school basketball player in the state of Iowa each season. Dinnebier averaged 19.1 points and 3.5 assists per game while shooting 56.4% from the field. She was also named first-team all-state for the second straight season
Tucker DeVries was awarded Mr. Basketball by the IPSWA which is awarded the best boys high school basketball player in the state of Iowa each season. This season, DeVries averaged 18.5 points and 5.5 assists a game while also leading the state in steals per game with 2.9. He was also named first-team all-state for the second straight season.
This is the first time in school history that either of these awards have been awarded to a Waukee High School athlete.
Both players will continue their basketball careers at Drake University next year.
Senior Payton Sandfort was awarded first-team all-state for the second straight season. Sandfort averaged 16.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. He also led the state in free throw percentage shooting 95.7% from the line. Sandfort will play basketball at the collegiate level next year for the University of Iowa
Omaha Biliew was named to first-team all-state after a strong sophomore season. Biliew averaged 10.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while being second in blocks per game with 3.1 in class 4A. Omaha was fifth in the state in effective field goal percentage with 67.9%.
Peyton Kelderman’s successful senior season earned herself second-team all-state honors. Kelderman averaged 10.1 points and 3.1 assists per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. She was also named to third-team all-state last season. Kelderman will play basketball next year at Northwest Missouri State University.
Junior Regan Bartholomew notched herself third-team all-state honors for her play on the court this season. Bartholomew was second on the team in points per game with 10.6 and led the team in rebounds per game with 5.3.
Girl’s coach Chris Guess was named All-Iowa girls basketball coach of the year. Guess wins the award after helping lead the Warriors to another state title. The Warrior’s faced plenty of adversity this season having to shut down the program for a few weeks back in early January. The leadership of Coach Guess helped the Warriors stay on task and not let it move them off course. This is the second title the Warriors have won under Chris Guess.