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Buch, Scheuermann named first team all-state selections

By Justin Webster | Mar 06, 2018
Photo by: JUSTIN WEBSTER/Ledger photo Amber Nicole Buch was named first-team all state for Class 4A.

Scoring 1,493 points in your career tends to get you noticed. Scoring 806 in your first two seasons also helps. That’s what Fairfields’ Amber Nicole Buch and Van Burens’ Taryn Scheuermann did in Class 4A and 2A, respectively, to earn themselves first team selections on the 2018 girl’s high school basketball all-state teams.


Class 4A first team

Amber Nicole Buch, Sr., Fairfield

Megan Meyer, jr., Mason City

Chloe Rice, sr., Marion

Kayba Laube, so., Marion

Sienna Durr, sr., Grinnell

Maegan Holt, sr., Lewis Central

Madison Dreckman, jr., LeMars

Allie Wooldridge, sr., Center Point-Urbana


With a little help from her Trojan friends, including fellow senior Ashtyn Drish, Buch accomplished a life-long dream and led Fairfield to the state tournament quarterfinals in Des Moines for the first time in 28 years. Their path to the capital city included first getting revenge on Keokuk and then eliminating the defending state champions from North Scott on the road in Eldridge in the regional final.

Not just a scoring threat, Buch has grabbed 201 rebounds in her career. She assisted her teammates 331 times over four years, and while an otherwise “good kid,” she made 332 career steals. Plus she had three career blocks.

Buch, who was also named to the IGCA 4A East All District team, will now take her talents 396 miles southwest to Joplin, Missouri, where she will compete as a collegiate student-athlete for four more years for the Missouri Southern State Lions. She will continue her already accelerated nursing program that she started with FHS, and hopes to pursue a career as a nurse when she graduates.


Class 2A first team

Taryn Scheuermann, So., Van Buren

6’3 Van Buren sophomore Taryn Scheuermann is also planning on continuing her career into college, but first she has the second-half of her high school career to complete.

Scheuermann is posting stats so ridiculous, I had to call her Head Coach Matt Zeitler just to confirm he didn’t post them wrong. That’s probably why Taryn has already been to the University of Missouri three times to talk about extending her career into big time college basketball at the division-one level.

This season, Scheuermann scored 498 points on 57 percent shooting from the field, including 36 percent from the perimeter, to give her a career total of 806. She improved her rebounding numbers from 170 as a freshman to 221 as a sophomore for a grand total 391. The Warrior also has made a total of 51 assists from her post position. Now the stat that needed confirmed was her blocks total. Not only did she block 157 shots this season, she had 132 last year for a total of 289, and the best part is she has only committed 73 fouls in two seasons while playing in 47 games.

That is unbelievable in any circumstance, let alone with nearly 300 blocks in over 1,000 minutes played.

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