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home : sports & recreation : sports & recreation July 21, 2017

3/14/2017 1:17:00 PM
Outlaws make all-league listing

The boys basketball team finished league as Sky-Em Co-Champions and had five players selected to all-league teams.

First team honors went to senior Keegan Greaney and junior Ty Horner.

Keegan was only one of the two returnees to the Outlaws' squad this year. He was a third-year first team all-league pick and was an integral part of the Outlaws success.

"Keegan has been a key player on our team for three years, and is literally one of the best defenders in the state," said Coach Rand Runco. "He is a tireless and a tenacious defender. One veteran coach at the all-league meeting said that their entire team could not score when Keegan was in the game."

Ty moved back to Sisters as a junior and had a very successful season his first year back for the Outlaws. Horner improved all season long and was a dominant force inside and outside.

Runco said, "Defensively, he changed opponents play and defended the basket. He was key to the Outlaws' defense, which continually kept teams 20 points below their average. Offensively, Ty was a force in and out of the paint. He increased as a threat as the season progressed. League coaches felt he was the most improved player throughout the season."

Ben Saba, Tanner Head, and Jack Berg were all honorable mention.

Saba was outstanding for the Outlaws as a first-year point guard. He was a fierce competitor and did a great job running the offense.

Runco said, "Ben was tenacious and completely unselfish. He had some key games when he really stepped up and carried us."

Tanner stepped into a starting role when his brother Tyler was injured in the second game of league, and finished as one of the leagues' top rebounders.

"Berg is just a sophomore, and in his first full year on varsity, was a huge offensive threat. Jack is also an excellent scorer, especially from behind the arc," noted Runco.

"League awards are hard because every player on the team contributed equally, with different roles," said Runco. "Any award that a player gets is because of his teammates, and this team exemplifies that."

Rand Runco, and his staff, David Godfrey and David Daniels, were named the league's Coach of the Year. Runco told The Nugget that all coaches were key to the award and it honors the entire program.

The Outlaws finished 17-8 overall and lost only four games to 4A opponents. They lost in a heart-breaker in the first round of the state playoffs on a last-second shot from Gladstone.

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