Amsbaugh to first team all-state


Sam Amsbaugh (21) of West Fork shoots over Western Christian's Josh VanLingen during the first half of the Class 2A state final. Amsbaugh was voted to the Class 2A Iowa Newspaper Association first team, announced Tuesday. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)


DES MOINES – West Fork senior Sam Amsbaugh added another honor to his final season after helping lead West Fork to its second straight state final by being voted to the Iowa Newspaper Association first team all-state basketball squad.

The 6-foot-5 front line player averaged 19 points per game while shooting nearly 70 percent from the field and 6.2 rebounds a contest.

“Sam stepped up his game from last year with defenses focusing on him this past year,” West Fork head coach Frank Schnoes said. “(He’s a) very intelligent player who led by example, very unselfish, excellent team player..."

More on this story will be found in the March 19 print edition of the Hampton Chronicle.