The Winter Sports Awards were held on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the Milledgeville High School.
Nineteen student athletes received certificates and awards for participation in Girls Basketball. Special awards went to:
Most Valuable Player – Keali Engelkens
Most Rebounds – Keali Engelkens
Most Improved Player – Taylor Kent
Best Free Throw % - Andrea Herin
Hustle Award – Keali Engelkens
Most Steals – Keali Engelkens
All Conference First Team Keali Engelkens, 2nd Team Brianna Herin, Honorable Mention Andrea Herin.
Nineteen student althletes received certificates and awards for participation in Boys Basketball. Special awards plaques were presented to:
Allen Woodin Memorial Award – Keegan Neubauer
Lyle Nesemeier Award (MVP) – Kurt Landis
Most Improved Player – Connor Peters
Best Defensive Player – Ethan Silvius
Hustle Award – Ethan Silvius
Best Free Throw % - Carrigan Hunter
All Conference 2nd Team was Kurt Landis.
Ten students received ceterificates and awards for participation as Poms. Special award plaque was presented to:
Erin Lowe Memorial Award (Most Outstanding Pom) – Allison Palmer
Twelve students received certificates and awards as Cheerleaders.
Keegan Neubauer, Ethan Silvius, Carrigan Hunter, Kurt Landis, and Connor Peters with their Special Awards plaques.
Ethan Silvius, Carrigan Hunter, Kurt Landis, Connor Peters, Chris O’Brien, and Carson Spaulding.
Taylor Kent, Keali Engelkens, and Andrea Herin with their Special Awards presented at the Winter Sports presentation.
Alyssa Saxton, Taylor Kent, Keali Engelkens, Andrea Herin, and Haley Knut with their awards. (Photos courtesy of April Tarbill)
Former Morrison Resident, Alex Dykhuizen, son of Bob and Sonia Dykhuizen of Anthem, Arizona, helped lead his team, Boulder Creek Jaguars, to a 5A Division II State Championship. A 6’5” center, Dykhuizen kept his team in the game when they were struggling in the third quarter, scoring six straight points for his team on a pair of drives, and then a pretty drop-step move in the post that regained momentum for Boulder Creek Jags, who finished the game with a 59-58 win over Chapparal. Overcoming both physical and mental challenges, Dykhuizen finished his High School career as the all-time leading scorer.
Involved in an ATV accident at the end of the 09 school year, which resulted in the death of his best friend, the accident left Alex with severe headaches throughout the summer, a condition that flared up again during the team’s regular season finale when he fell after taking a charge and was kicked in the head.
Alex’s grandparents are Leo and Lois Gelwicks of Mt. Carroll. (Photo courtesy of Leo Gelwicks)
Two West Carroll Athletes Sign Letters Of Intent
By Craig Lang
Prairie Advocate Sports
On Thursday morning March 11th, Becca Fritz, daughter of Larry and Christy Fritz and Chelsey Sipe, daughter of Art and Wendy Sipe, signed letters of intent to play college volleyball this fall.
Becca will be attending Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois and Chelsey will attend Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa.
The Stars of Dominican were 22-18 last season with a Midwest Collegiate conference record of 4-4, while the Saints of Ashford University had a record of 22-13 and were co-champions of the Northern Athletic conference.