Four Nolan County area high school basketball play-ers and one Nolan County coach have been given All-Big Country recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Highland’s Ryan Dollar was named the Class 1A, Division II girls coach of the year, and Roscoe’s Caden Smith was a second-team pick for the All-Big Country boys Super Team.
Highland’s Callie Sand-usky and Sweetwater’s Alicia Finn were named to the girls second team in Class 1A, Division II and Class 3A, respectively. Also, Highland’s Sierra Allen received girls honorable mention in Class 1A, D-II.
Smith made the Class 1A, Division I boys first team prior to being recognized on the Super Team. A 6-3 senior post, Smith was the district offensive MVP and averaged 15.6 points and 12.6 rebounds. He helped Roscoe win the Class 1A, Div. I state title in 2009.
Dollar led Highland’s girls to the regional semifinals in his first year as coach. Highland defeated Robert Lee, Wink and Bronte during its playoff run before losing to Newcastle.
Sandusky, a 6-2 senior post and four-year starter, averaged 14.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 5.9 blocks and was named her district’s defensive MVP, while Allen, a 5-10 post, blossomed in the playoffs though just a freshman.
Finn, a 6-0 junior post, averaged 11 points and 9.2 rebounds and was first team all-district for Sweetwater.