West Virginia Class AA All-State balloting features Ravenswood’s Carte

Mark Martin
Ravenswood's Matthew Carte was named to the West Virginia Sports Writers Association Class AA All-State Second Team.

With the all-important offseason having arrived, Ravenswood junior-to-be Matthew Carte has another incentive to stay motivated as he preps for his third go-round in the red and black.

Carte was named to the West Virginia Sports Writers Association Class AA All-State Second Team.

No doubt, the mission will have to be a successful junior season that could move him to the First Team unit in 2022.

Carte averaged 14.6 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Runnin’ Red Devils of head coach Mick Price this past season.

The Devil squad of 2021 featured all underclassmen.

Carte was joined on the Second Team by senior captain Xavier Caruthers of Williamstown (the grandson of former Ripley head boys basketball coach Jim Dagostine), sophomore Corey Boulden of South Harrison, sophomore Brody Dalton of Chapmanville, Graden McKinney, a senior, from Ritchie County, senior Nathan Murray of Wirt County, Liberty Raleigh junior A.J. Williams and junior Trevor Williamson of Magnolia.

The First Team captain was Poca junior Isaac McKneely, who was also named the Evans Award winner as the state’s top player.

Joining McKneely on the First Team were Charleston Catholic seniors Aiden Satterfield and Zion Suddenth, senior Sam Cremeans of state champion Williamstown, Clay County junior Curtis Litton, Roane County senior Brayden Miller, St. Marys junior Grant Barnhart and Wyoming East junior Tanner Whitten.

Of those honored, Carte faced off with Satterfield, Suddeth, Cremeans, Caruthers, McKinney, Miller, Barnhart and Murray during the regular season.

He certainly was honored among some select company, now the mission is to keep working.

After all, there appears to be much more on the horizon for Ravenswood's Matthew Carte.