State tourney mainstays named to All-State teams
DES MOINES -- The Iowa Newspaper Association announced its 2016 All-State Girls Basketball teams on Tuesday, naming Harlan Community seniors Taylor Frederick and Jordyn Moser to the Class 4-A first team and citing Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton sophomore Sophia Peppers on the Class 1-A second team.
A panel of sports writers from across the state selected first, second and third teams for all five classes and also named Makenzie Meyer of Mason City as this year’s Miss Basketball.
Impressively, Frederick, Moser and Peppers have yet to play a season that did not end at the state tournament. Frederick and Moser have been instrumental in leading HCHS to a 95-6 record over the last four years, including state championships in 2014 and 2015 and a state runner-up finish in 2013. Peppers has helped the Spartans go 48-2 during the last two seasons, both losses occurring at the state tournament.