Ryan Ward came in and made an immediate impact for the Newburg High School boys’ basketball team.

Ryan Ward came in and made an immediate impact for the Newburg High School boys’ basketball team.


He was rewarded today with a berth on the Missouri Central Class 2 All-District Team.


Ward, a 6-0 freshman guard, was named to the Class 2 All-District Second-Team, it was announced today.


The all-district teams were selected by the Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters Association.
Ward, son of Newburg first-year head coach Doug Ward, helped turned the Wolves into a winning club in 2012-13, posting a 15-13 record.


He averaged 17.3 points per game, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals.


Several other Frisco League boys’ and girls’ players were named to the all-district squad, including:


Iberia’s Darrien Dickey, Isaac Minnick, Dexter Frisbie and Richland’s Dakota Hall in Class 2 boys; Crocker’s Lindsay Medlen and Briana Peterson, Laquey’s Maura Skidmore, Iberia’s Taylor Shreve, Plato’s Kaylea Kimrey and Stoutland’s Alexa Willard in Class 2 girls; Dixon’s Collin Holzer, Solomon Weider and Hayden Yoakum and Licking’s Lane Duncan in Class 3 boys, and Dixon’s Hunter Yoakum and Mattie Whittaker and Licking’s Megan Smith and Bailee Osborne in Class 3 girls.