Leading off today:
Dylan Trombley, who helped carry Moriah to within one victory of back-to-back NYSPHSAA championships, has repeated as the New York State Sportswriters Association co-player of the year in Class D basketball.
Trombley, a senior who averaged 22.3 points per game, shared the player of the year honors in Class D with Willard Anderson of state champion Buffalo East, who averaged 25.7 points a game and helped lead his school past Moriah in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association title game in Binghamton last month. Buffalo East defeated defending champion Moriah 74-61 in overtime.
Those selections as well as the all-state teams in Classes B, C and D were announced Monday by the NYSSWA. The honorees in Classes AA and A will be released next week.
The Class B player of the year is Glens Falls two-sport star Joe Girard III, who averaged 50 points per game in his junior season. Girard was the state Class B co-player of the year in the 2017 football season.
The Class C player of the year in basketball is Miles Brown, who helped Northstar Christian reach the state final against undefeated Lake George.
Girard was selected to the Class B first team for the third consecutive season, and Buffalo Heath Science senior Davonte Gaines made the first team for the second year in a row.
Northstar's Brown and Chautauqua Lake star Devin Pope were repeat selections to the Class C first team.
Class D had three repeat picks on the first team: Moriah's Trombley, Prattsburgh senior Garrett Socola and Ellicottville's Elliot Bowen, also a senior.
The complete selections in the small-school classes can be found here.
More reference material of interest:
Past NYSSWA players of the year
Recent all-state teams
More basketball: Mount Vernon senior guard Demetre Roberts went on social media Sunday to announce he'll continue his career at Division II St. Thomas Aquinas College.
The 5-foot-8 senior averaged 14.1 points to help the Knights to a 23-2 record and a spot on the NYSPHSAA Class AA semifinals.