The Daily Guide's sports reporter, Allen Hilliard gives his picks for top athletes of 2017.



Crocker - Jonathan Gray

Gray was honored all the way from the Conference to be the All-State Keeper of the Year.

Crocker - Dillion Porter Porter was also honored as an all conference selection to being and All-State Player.

Dixon - Jeff Norman

Norman was a spring state qualifier in golf. He qualified for several years.

Dixon - Marquise Gantt

Gant was state qualifier in track and also in Golf.

Laquey - Peter Fowers

Fowers was a state cross country medalist this fall.

Richland - Caleb Mooney

Mooney was a state finalist in the hurdles for the Bears last Spring.

Waynesville - Sean Sax

Sax is a state champion wrestler for the Tigers.

Crocker - Adam Shockley

Shockley was a spring track state finals last year.  He was part of their championship relay teams.

Dixon - Trevor Graves

Graves was a state qualifier for the Bulldogs in the 110 M hurdles.

Laquey - Tristan Gann

Gann was honored for being All-Conference to All-State sections in soccer.

Laquey - Brandon MacDonald

MacDonald was also listed on every list from All-Conference to All-State.

Maranatha - Luke Carnahan

Carnahan was a key factor in the Warriors State Championship basketball team last year. He was al All-State selection.

Waynesville - Xavier Taylor

Taylor was a state qualifier last spring for the Tigers.

Waynesville - Quinton Taylor

Taylor was a state qualifier last spring for the Tigers.

Waynesville - Tracey Gates

Gates was a state qualifier last spring for the Tigers in jumping.



Crocker - Madison Markley

Madison was a state qualifier in cross country this fall.

Dixon - Tressa Hughes

Hughes was one of the most dominating pitchers in Missouri this fall. She had a state best 24-1 at the end of the year.

Maranatha - Korban Reiter

Reiter was a key player this last fall in the state volleyball tournament. She earned and All State Selection in the tournament.

Maranatha - Caitlin Carnahan

Carnahan was also and All-State selection in the state tournament that helped the Lady Warriors win third place.

Waynesville - Morgan Loggins

Logins was one of the Lady Tigers first all state softball players. She led Waynesville to a strong record this season.

Waynesville - Victoria Hooker

Victoria was a state qualifier in golf and the a sectional qualifier three years in a row.

Crocker - Katlyn Gambill

Gambill is key player on Crocker’s basketball team and the Lion’s golf team.

Laquey - Arianna Rice

She was a key runner for the Lady Hornets cross country team and helped them qualify for state.

Laquey - Acacia Rice

RIce was also a great addition to the Lady Hornets cross country state team.

Richland - Brittany Latham

Latham has been all district before and scored here 1000th point this season for the Lady Bears.

Waynesville - ReShawna Stone

Stone is a key player for the Lady Tigers. She has been All District in the past and scored her 1000th point early this season.

Richland - Morgan Moss

Moss is a key player in the Lady Bears basketball team and was an all district selection in softball this fall.