A Man For All Seasons

Jentsch earns all-state in two different sports

After first team nod in football, Milano star adds basketball to list

John Jentsch is truly a man for all seasons.

The 6-foot-4, 245- pound senior was named first-team, all-state as a football player earlier this year and now comes a first-team nod as a basketball player on the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches squad.

The double-duty awards are believed to be a first for a Milano athlete.

Jentsch led the Eagles to a school record 32-2 mark and a spot in the regional finals where they lost to neighbor Mumford.

During the season, Jentsch teamed with 6-foot-4 Dominique Messer to give Milano one of the fiercest inside games around.

Jentsch averaged 14.7 points per game and 11 boards.

Messer (13.8 ppg, 10.7 reb) was an all-regional selection for the second straight year.

“It’s wonderful for these guys to receive accolades for their efforts,” said Milano Coach Robbie Robinson. “Both John and Dominique are truly deserving recipients and represent Milano well. Each of them played big roles in the suc- cess of the team this season. What tremendous young men.”

Joining Jentsch on the firstteam was former teammate Aubrie King of state finalist Mumford.

This is King’s second appearance on the team. He was also named to the all-state tournament team.

The 6-foot-6 sophomore averaged 17.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists for the 37-1 Mustangs.

King’s teammate Quincy Lewis was also on the squad.

Rockdale’s freshman sensation Wendell Mitchell was placed on the all-regional team.

The 5-foot-11 point guard averaged 16.2 points a game for a season total of 518, 10th highest in school history.

Thorndale’s Olivia Atkins was named to the first-team of the TABC girls team in Class 2A.

The 6-foot-5 Atkins guided the Lady Dogs to a 32-4 record and the regional finals where they fell to Poth.

Atkins put up 12.6 points and 7.9 rebounds an outing.

Heather Butterworth was allregional on the TABC team.

Thorndale’s junior point guard Marlene Hall (7.6 ppg, 4.6 assts) was named all-state on the Texas Girls Coaches Association team.

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