The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Sports

March 12, 2013

Jones, Bormann named all-state honor

Pair earns second-team honors

DES MOINES — Clinton junior Jalen Jones and Preston senior Colton Bormann wereelected to the Iowa boys basketball all-state second team in their respective classes by the Iowa Newspaper Association.

“I was hoping that would happen,” Clinton coach Nick Lawrence said of the Class 4A honor for Jones.

“I’m pretty happy,” Jones said. “I didn’t expect it. I worked really hard, and I’m glad it paid off.”

Jones led Clinton in points, assists and steals and was second on the team in rebounds and blocked shots.

“The amount of pressure put on him this year was huge,” Lawrence said. “He was one of the main focal points for every team’s defensive effort. He shouldered the load for us in scoring, distributing whatever we needed.”

Jones scored 19 points a game, good for fourth in Class 4A, but more importantly led the River Kings to seven wins after they combined for one win the previous two seasons.

“I just tried to do my best to get as many wins as possible for my team,” Jones said. “I worked on my shot a lot. As the point guard, I’d try to get my teammates open and get them the ball in close to the basket so they could score.”

Jones finished in the top 20 in Class 4A with 75 assists and 7.0 rebounds a game.

“He deserves it,” Lawrence said. “It’s definitely a big honor for him.”

Jones was one of five Mississippi Athletic Conference players to receive Class 4A honors. North Scott sophomore Cortez Seales was selected to the first team, Bettendorf junior Cole Clearmann was on the second team and Bettendorf junior Kendall Jacks and Burlington senior Justin Randall earned third-team honors. Davenport Assumption senior Billy Daniel was named to the first team in Class 3A.

Preston senior Colton Bormann was named to the second team in Class 1A. It was the third straight sports season Bormann received all-state recognition after being a second-team offensive lineman in football and a third-team pitcher during baseball.

Bormann made the most 3-pointers (90) in the state and was the most accurate shooter from beyond the arc at 58.4 percent. Bormann, who graduates as Preston’s all-time leading scorer, averaged 16.6 points and 5.4 rebounds a game.

West Des Moines Valley senior Peter Jok was named Mr. Basketball. Jok, who will play basketball at Iowa next year, was Class 4A’s leading scorer at 23.6 points a game.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Thomas Smith Clinton's Smith to join Leathernecks

    Coming off a junior year in which he missed part of the football season because of injury, Clinton’s Thomas Smith figured he’d have to impress college recruiters with a big senior season for the River Kings.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • L'Kings offensive drought continues

    Shutout for the second time in two nights Saturday in a 2-0 loss to South Bend, the Clinton LumberKings' offense was limited again Sunday, managing just one run in a 4-1 Midwest League baseball loss to the Silver Hawks at Ashford University Field.

    July 28, 2014

  • 7-28-14 1B-Photo, Hall of Fame Thomas, Maddux enter Hall of Fame COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats.Thomas, pitchers T

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Interest in Ernst rises as his game does, too

    Brady Ernst is having a summer to remember.
    The rising River King senior is spending the summer playing for the Iowa Barnstormers traveling basketball team. This weekend they're playing in the Fab48 tournament in Las Vegas.

    July 26, 2014

  • Jones leaves UNO program

    Jalen Jones is done with basketball — for now, anyway.
    The 6-foot-5 Clinton High grad who had committed to play for Nebraska-Omaha, has left the program, and according to his Facebook page, has enrolled at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids.
    The enrollment office at the community college confirmed that Jones was registered for classes this fall at Kirkwood. Kirkwood coach Bryan Petersen, a Clinton High graduate, declined to comment and gave no indication that Jones would play basketball for the Eagles this winter.
    "College basketball isn't for everybody," Clinton coach Nick Lawrence said. "A little time away might do him some good."
    Jones came home to Clinton after spending just a few days with the Mavericks, and enrolled to Kirkwood shortly thereafter.
    Jones, the Herald's Player of the Year, averaged 19 points a game for the River Kings in his senior season and finished with the second-most rebounds with 160.
    He shot 41 percent on the floor and 28 percent from 3-point territory. He committed to Omaha before last season started in October.

    July 26, 2014

  • Hawkeyes to offer student tickets to public

    Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes will make any unsold student football tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1.

    July 25, 2014

  • PHOTOS: Clinton Junior Baseball 2014 Tournament Winners

    Clinton Junior Baseball 2014 Tournament Winners - Majors, Minors, Pee Wee

    July 25, 2014

  • Testimony ends in trial LOS ANGELES (AP) — Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling’s estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers in a proposed $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.Shelly Sterling, who had testified

    July 25, 2014

  • Whitecaps take away Clinton offense CLINTON — The Clinton LumberKings (13-19, 43-57) mustered only five hits as the visiting West Michigan Whitecaps (20-12, 61-41) shut down the hometown club at Ashford University Field.Whitecaps’ starter Jonathon Crawford (6-2) allowed only four men t

    July 25, 2014

  • 7-25-14 1B-Photo, Cubs San Diego sinks Cubs, 13-3 CHICAGO — Tyson Ross kept mowing down Chicago Cubs hitters, long enough for San Diego’s suddenly potent offense to carry the Padres to victory for the second straight night.Ross struck out a career-high 11, and the light-hitting Padres broke out for

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

High School Sports