Idol, Nolan and Fuller Named All-State

By Beacon Staff

Whitefish senior Colt Idol, Columbia Falls senior Mackey Nolan and Libby senior Joel Fuller have been named to the Class A all-state basketball team. Idol, who played both guard and forward this season, led Northwestern A in scoring for the second straight year, averaging 20.3 points per game. As a junior, Idol averaged 22.1 points. Idol led the Bulldogs to a runner-up finish at the divisional tournament. Whitefish then lost both games at the state tournament. Idol will play basketball at Montana State University next year.

Nolan, a point guard, guided a Columbia Falls team that emerged as a late-season conference favorite and then took the Northwestern A divisional tournament crown. At state, the Wildcats narrowly lost to Dillon in the championship game 54-50. Nolan averaged 11.1 points per game during the regular season and a conference-best 5.5 assists.

Fuller, a guard, led Libby to a surprising No. 2 seed in the Northwestern A divisional tournament. During the regular season he averaged 11 points and 2.9 assists, while leading the conference in steals at 2.8. He is also a star football player and is heading to Montana State University to play defensive back.

Nolan, Idol and Fuller were also selected first team all-conference for Northwestern A. Click here to see a story about the girls all-state selections, which were announced earlier in the month.

Northwestern A Boys All-Conference:

First Team:
Colt Idol, Sr., Whitefish (also named all-state)
Mackey Nolan, Sr., Columbia Falls (also named all-state)
Joel Fulller, Sr., Libby (also named all-state)
Grant Getts, Sr., Columbia Falls
Conner Benson, Sr., Libby
Brock Boll, Sr., Bigfork

Second Team:
Kyle Bagnell, So., Polson
Tim Rausch, Jr., Polson
Mike Fisher, Sr., Ronan
Aaron Tkackyk, Sr., Whitefish
Dallas Cordier, Sr., Ronan
Scott Taylor, Sr., Bigfork
Mitchell Wassum, Jr., Columbia Falls

Honorable Mention:
David Fauntleroy, Sr., Whitefish
Kyle Howell, Jr., Columbia Falls
Nolan Harris, Sr., Ronan
Craig Bagnell, Sr., Polson
Colton Cannon, Jr., Libby

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