State’s all-time winningest boys basketball coach earns all-state honor in 3A

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 6:00 PM

Weeks after winning a boys basketball state title, Loyalsock also dominated the all-state team for PIAA Class 3A.

Loyalock’s Ron Insinger was named the classification’s top coach and senior Idris Ali earned player of the year honors Wednesday when the Pa. Sportswriters All-State Team was announced.

No WPIAL or City League players made the list.

Insinger is the winningest coach in state boys basketball basketball history with a career record of 1,066-201 including 53-2 over the past two years. Loyalsock defeated Brookville, 75-53, in the state finals.

Idris averaged 19.8 points, 3.8 assists and three steals per game.

Class 3A

First team

Idris Ali, Loyalsock, 5-9, sr.

Nisine Poplar, Math, Civics & Sciences, 6-5, sr.

Saraj Ali, Loyalsock, 6-5, jr.

Jevin Muniz, Executive Education, 6-5, sr.

Aaron Collins, Erie First Christian, 5-11, sr.

Brendan Boyle, Notre Dame-Green Pond, 5-10, jr.

Second team

Ty Barrett, Troy, 6-0, jr.

Justin Moore, Bishop McDevitt, 6-1, jr.

Michael Balichik, Mount Carmel, 6-3, sr.

Devin Atkinson, Lancaster Catholic, 6-0, sr.

IV Pettit, Devon Prep, 6-2, jr.

Kody Magee, Executive Education, 6-4, jr.

Third team

Kody Kratzer, Palmerton, 6-3, sr.

Matt Whysong, Chestnut Ridge, 6-0, jr.

Brandon Reed, Riverside (Taylor), 5-9, sr.

Ethan Hartman, Warrior Run, 6-5, sr.

Benny Cano, Greenville, 6-3, sr.

Cameron Khoza, Bishop Guilfoyle, 6-7, sr.

Jace Miner, Brookville, 6-3, sr.

Player of the Year: Idris Ali, Loyalsock

Coach of the Year: Ron Insinger, Loyalsock

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Non-PIAA | Sunday, April 25

Class A | Monday, April 26

Class 2A | Tuesday, April 27

Class 3A | Wednesday, April 28

Class 4A | Thursday, April 29

Class 5A | Friday, April 30

Class 6A | Saturday, May 1

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Girls all-state basketball teams

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at or via Twitter .

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