The world of sports loves a great comeback story.
Ravenswood’s Annie Hunt became one this past season in West Virginia girls high school basketball.
After losing her sophomore season due to a knee injury, Hunt came back in strong fashion for the 2019-20 campaign under head coach Cara Williams.
Hunt averaged close to 20 points per game (18.3) this season.
But she was more than just a scorer.
Her season line of stats also included 3.6 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 3.3 steals.
It was a season any player would be proud to call their own.
But when such production comes from someone who must deal with uncertainty after having an entire year wiped out, it was nothing short of phenomenal.
For such a season, Hunt has been rewarded for her stellar play…not once, but twice.
Earlier in the week she garnered All-Little Kanawha Conference First Teams honors and then followed that up by being a Class A Second Team All-State selection, as chosen by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
The honors bode well for the talented Hunt and will be a nice springboard into her senior season.
Hunt’s mother, Mary Beth, is a former Devilette basketball great. Her father, Scott, was an outstanding athlete at Ravenswood. Her grandfather, Butch Varney, is one of the school’s all-time great coaches and led Ravenswood to a state girls basketball title in 1982. Her late grandfather, Gary Hunt, was a sensational three-sport athlete during his Red Devil days.
The LKC Player of the Year was Parkersburg Catholic’s Leslie Huffman.
Mary Vierheller of Catholic was tabbed as the Coach of the Year.
Hunt was joined on the LKC Dream Team by Braxton County’s Jocelyn Abraham, Parkersburg Catholic’s Madeline Huffman (Leslie's sister) and Aaliyah Brunny, Gilmer County’s Trinity Bancroft, Sydney Baird of Webster County, Jayla Wiseman of Williamstown, Josie Montgomery of Calhoun County, Rebekah Rupert of Ritchie County, Jonna Ferrell of Doddridge County and Kylie Wright of St. Marys.
In the LKC balloting, Ravenswood also had two players earn Honorable Mention in Skyler Varney and Libby Hall.
In addition to Hunt, the Class A Second Team consisted of Parkersburg Catholic’s Brunny as the captain, Terra Kuhn of Tucker County, Kyndra Pilant Magnolia, Sydney Baird of Webster County, Tug Valley’s Kaylea Baisden, Wheeling Central’s Hannah White and Laila Calhoun of Pocahontas County.
The First Team had Huntington St. Joe’s Bailee Adkins as the captain.
The remainder of that unit featured her St. Joe teammate Grace Hutson, the Huffman sisters from Parkersburg Catholic, Taylor Issac and Gavin Pivont of Summers County, Kaylee Reinbeau of Wheeling Central and Gilmer’s Bancroft.