Clayton, Gibb named all-state

Garrigan's Schnurr, PAC's Davidson, N-F's Coppock also honored

-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Malcolm Clayton of Fort Dodge shoots around Southeast Polk Dominic Caggiano on Tuesday

Fort Dodge senior Malcolm Clayton and St. Edmond junior Andrew Gibb were both named to the inaugural Iowa Print Sports Writers Association all-state boys basketball teams on Monday night.

Clayton and Gibb were third-team honorees in Class 4A and 1A, respectively. They were joined by Messenger-area selections T.J. Schnurr of Bishop Garrigan (second team, 1A), Jace Davidson of Pocahontas Area (third team, 2A), and Bryce Coppock of Newell-Fonda (third team, 1A).

Clayton is the first Dodger all-state selection in 11 years, and the first of the Tom Daniel era. The four-year starter averaged 17.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists for FDSH (14-9 overall) this past season.

In a school-record 90 career games, Clayton scored 1,074 points — the third most in Dodger history, behind only Thomas Clark (1,309) and Wade Lookingbill (1,270). Fort Dodge accumulated 27 victories in the last two seasons, securing consecutive winning campaigns for the first time in 29 years.

”The recognition feels good to obtain because I really worked for it,” said Clayton, who also spearheaded the state’s 10th-ranked defense by often guarding the best frontcourt player from the opposing team despite being a 5-foot-11 guard. ”Nothing that happened was by accident or mistake. All year round, ever day, I worked on my craft, skills and leadership.

”I’ve had great teammates and coaches to help me. It wasn’t all me. My teammates made me look better than I was a lot and helped me be who I am. I loved all of it, and was proud to be a Dodger. I really appreciate the love that has been shown from the area and the state. Teachers, teammates, coaches, family members, and more were all by my side since I came to the high school academically and athletically, and I’m thankful for that.”

Reid Branderhorst (2007) was the last Dodger all-stater. Clayton is the 28th player ever to be honored from FDSH.

Gibb scored at a 20.8-point per game clip while shooting 50 percent from the field and 83 percent at the free throw line. The Gaels were 12-11 this past season.

”The award means a lot to me, but ultimately, I would trade any individual accolades to have been playing with my guys last week in Des Moines,” said Gibb, St. Edmond’s 26th all-stater. ”I would like to thank my coaches, Coach K (Adolph Kochendorfer), Coach (Nick) Clark and Coach (Jacob) Short, for really pushing me every day in practice and games.

”I also want to thank my teammates, who put me in a lot of opportunities to succeed.”

Gibb is the first Gael to be honored since Robby Burke in 2014.

Schnurr, a 6-foot-5 junior forward, averaged 18.9 points and 9.8 rebounds for the 19-5 Golden Bears. He made 54 percent of his field goals and 79 percent of his free throws.

Davidson, a 6-1 junior guard, scored 21.3 points per contest for the 14-8 Indians. He also grabbed 5.1 rebounds and dished out 4.7 assists.

Coppock, a 5-9 sophomore guard, averaged 21.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists for the 17-7 Mustangs.

Muscatine star Joe Wieskamp, a University of Iowa recruit, was named the state’s 2018 Mr. Basketball by the IPSWA. Wieskamp averaged 33.5 points and 13.5 rebounds for the Muskies, who advanced to the state tournament. Wieskamp finished his career with a 4A record 2,376 points.


Class 4A

First Team — Joe Wieskamp, sr., Muscatine; A.J. Green, sr., Cedar Falls; Patrick McCaffery, jr., Iowa City West; D.J. Carton, jr., Bettendorf; Tyreke Locure, jr., Des Moines North; Garrett Sturtz, sr., Newton; Corvon Seales, sr., North Scott; Devonte Thedford, sr., Des Moines Hoover.

Second Team — Nathan Johnson, sr., Waukee; CaRondis Harris-Anderson, sr., Waterloo West; Carter Stevens, sr., Dubuque Senior; Lucas Duax, sr., Dubuque Hempstead; Luke Appel, sr., Marshalltown; Trey Hutcheson, jr., Marion Linn-Mar; Sam Ingoli, sr., Dowling; Boston Grimes, sr., Johnston.

Third Team — Malcolm Clayton, sr., Fort Dodge; Aidan Vanderloo, jr., Sioux City East; Seybian Sims, sr., Iowa City West; Dylan Jones, jr., Waukee; Hunter Strait, sr., Ankeny Centennial; Troy Houghton, sr., Council Bluffs AL; Van Rees, sr., Sioux City East; Brian Dayman, sr., Pleasant Valley.

Class 3A

First Team — Brady Sartorius, sr., Mount Pleasant; Luke Vaske, sr., Norwalk; Zach Lester, sr., Clear Lake; Elijah Hazekamp, sr., Sioux City Heelan; Jarad Kruse, sr., Oskaloosa; Nate Mohr, sr., Glenwood; Nate Mohr, sr., Glenwood; Andrew Blum, sr., Glenwood; Matthew Mims, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier.

Second Team — Cole Henry, jr., Oskaloosa; Derek Krogmann, jr., West Delaware; Jackson Molstead, jr., Charles City; Cooper Ross, sr., Carroll; Xavier Foster, so., Oskaloosa; Bowen Born, so., Norwalk; Steve Borneman, sr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Owen Coburn, jr., Spirit Lake.

Third Team — Connor Groves, jr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Spencer Touro, sr., Benton; Scott Leonard, sr., Atlantic; Chase Zielke, sr., Marion; Luke Velky, jr., Waverly-Shell Rock; Jackson Joens, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Gabe Shields, sr., South Tama; Shane Chamberlain, sr., Harlan.

Class 2A

First Team — Trenton Massner, sr., Wapello; Parker Badding, sr., Carroll Kuemper; Alec Oberhauser, sr., Aplington-Parkersburg; Jacob Vis, jr., Western Christian; Dillon Faubel, sr., Treynor; Isaac Prewitt, sr., Des Moines Christian; Carter Cuvelier, jr., Aplington-Parkersburg; Haris Hoffman, jr., Cascade.

Second Team — Marco Balderas, sr., South Hamilton; Zaine Leedom, sr., East Marshall; Luke Empen, sr., Goose Lake Northeast; Tyus Arends, sr., Sioux Center; Jarod Nichols, sr., Colfax-Mingo; Ryan Schmitt, jr., Van Meter; Luke Clausen, sr., Treynor; James Betz, jr., Garner-Hayfield/Ventura.

Third Team — Jace Davidson, jr., Pocahontas Area; Dev Patel, sr., Camanche; Beau Cornwell, jr., West Branch; Sam Snyder, sr., Forest City; R.J. Harris, sr., AHSTW; Mitch Gehling, sr., Dyersville Beckman; Drew Olson, sr., Osage; Kyle Boerhave, sr., Sheldon.

Class 1A

First Team — Jake Hilmer, jr., North Linn; Nicholas Ruden, sr., Remsen St. Mary’s; Brady Gavin, sr., Martendale St. Mary’s; Ryan Miller, sr., North Linn; Grant DeMeulenaere, sr., Grand View Christian; Jake Carley, sr., Council Bluffs St. Albert; Zach Martinek, jr., West Fork; Jesse Van Wyk, sr., Lynnville-Sully.

Second Team — T.J. Schnurr, jr., Bishop Garrigan; Paul Rundquist, jr., Wapsie Valley; Peyton Brasser, sr., South O’Brien; Joe Weber, sr., Boyer Valley; Carter Boothe, sr., Central Decatur; Brett Givens, sr., Lisbon; Brady Happel, jr., Dunkerton.

Third Team — Andrew Gibb, jr., St. Edmond; Caden Kickbush, sr., Gladbrook-Reinbeck; Codey Hicks, jr., Janesville; Brennan Sefrit, so., Bettendorf; Keontae Luckett, jr., New London; Thomas Hensley, sr., CAM Anita; Jack Kelley, jr., Don Bosco.



2018 (4A/3rd) G – Malcolm Clayton

2007 (4A/3rd) F – Reid Branderhorst

2006 (4A3rd/1st) G – Mitch Eslick

2005 (4A/1st) G – Mitch Eslick

1999 (4A/3rd/2nd) G – Zach Larson

1998 (4A/2nd) F – Ryan Maehl

1998 (4A/2nd) Back – Zach Larson

1989 (3rd) F – Marc Carlson

1988 (1st) C – Jay Goodman

1988 (1st) F – Wade Lookingbill

1987 (1st) F – Thomas Clark

1987 (3rd) C – Wade Lookingbill

1986 (4th) F – Thomas Clark

1985 (3rd) F – Mike Murphy

1984 (7th) F – Randy Reitsma

1983 (4th) F – Eli Lofton

1982 (4th) G – Dave Sjurson

1981 (4th) C – Mike Mosley

1978 (1st) G – Sam Mosley

1968 (3rd) G – Jose Grady

1965 (1st) G – Tom Goodman

1964 (3rd) G – Tom Goodman

1963 (3rd) G – Tom Chapman

1950 (5th) C – Franks

1944 (7th) G – Sells

1943 (4th) G – Muhl

1942 (4th) F – Magnusson

1926 (3rd) G – Fitzgerald


2018 (2A/3rd) G – Andrew Gibb

2014 (2A/3rd/2nd) C – Robby Burke

2012 (2A/1st/1st) G – Nick Clark

2012 (2A/2nd) G – Neil Flattery

2011 (2A/3rd/2nd) G – Nick Clark

2010 (2A/3rd) G – Nick Clark

2009 (2A/1st/1st) C – John Engler

2009 (2A/3rd) G – Joey Flattery

2008 (2A/1st/3rd) C – Andy Nagel

2008 (2A/1st) C – John Engler

2007 (2A/2nd) C – Andy Nagel

2006 (2A/3rd/1st) F – Sam Condon

2006 (2A/3rd) G – Justin Madsen

2004 (2A/2nd/1st) F – Nicholas Sandvig

2003 (2A/3rd) C – Max Crimmins, Sr

2000 (2A/1st/1st) G – Jack Brownlee

1999 (2A/3rd) G – Jack Brownlee

1995 (2A/2nd) F – Ryan Wade

1995 (2A/2nd/1st) F – Ryan Wade

1983 (5th) F – Dave Lang

1981 (1st) F – Tom Peterson

1980 (5th) F – Tom Peterson

1970 (2nd) C – Jim Collins

1969 (5th) F – Mark Weidenfeld

1967 (4th) C – John Perkins

1966 (5th) C – John Perkins

1957 (7th) G – Dick Collins