TSWA puts four Carter players on its all-state teams

from staff reports

   The 2003-04 Tennessee Sportswriters Association all-state basketball teams were released on Sunday, and the selections were not without some Carter County flavor.
   Three Unaka players, Rusty Chambers, Tyler McCann and Julie Roberson, were voted to the Class A squad, while one Elizabethton Lady Cyclone, Rikki Baughman, grabbed a spot on the Class AA team.
   Chambers, a senior forward/guard, was a driving force in the Rangers' season-long run to a state championship, earning such honors as Watauga Valley Conference Player of the Year, MVP of the District 1-A and Region 1-A tournaments and a spot of the Class A State All-Tournament team.
   McCann, a junior guard, saved his best basketball for the postseason, becoming the Class A State Tournament MVP after claiming a spot on the District 1-A All-Tournament team.
   Roberson played a crucial role in the Lady Rangers' first trip to a state tournament. Unaka junior center became MVP of the Region 1-A tournament after being named to the All-Watauga Valley and District 1-A All-Tournament squads.
   As for Baughman, she led the Lady Cyclones to their second district tournament title and their first regional tournament title, claiming MVP honors in both tourneys.
   The junior forward/guard was also MVP in the Watauga Conference.