Fall sports athletes are honored at Switzerland County athletic banquet


The Switzerland County High School Fall Sports Banquet was held on Thursday, November 2nd.

Athletic Director Kent Dunning opened the banquet with a thank you to Gayla Bullock for catering the food for the event; the Vevay Newspapers staff for coverage during the season; superintendent Tracy Caudill and principal Candis Haskell; and secretaries Pam Ely and Kim Stout.

A big thank you also went out to the parents. Kent Dunning then asked coach Mike McClure for the invocation.

– After the meal, Girls Golf coach Mike McClure was introduced, and handed out awards to his athletes for the season. Tiffany Lucas earned the award for Freshman of the Year. Jenna Daugherty earned the MVP award and Morgan Ross was the Most Improved. Laci Daugherty, Kelsi South and Emily Lanman were honored as the most consistent players. All of the athletes lettered for the season.

– Coach Lisa McGarvey was next, handing out jayvee volleyball awards. The Scholastic award was a tie between Laci Daugherty and Carrie Truax; and the Team Leader Award was given to Jamie Phipps and Ariel Clark.

– Coach Michelle Brett awarded the varsity volleyball awards next. She thanked managers Ashley Bovard and Eileen and Kara Maxwell for helping the team during the season. She also thanked and recognized the seniors: Kayla Konkle, Brittany Hall and Jennifer South, who were captains during the season, for leading the team.

The Scholastic award was a tie earned by Jenna Daugherty and Christina Ahaus; and the Mental Attitude award was earned by Jenna Daugherty. Senior Kayla Konkle earned the MVP award.

– Girls soccer coach Kevin Craig was next, and thanked Roy Leap for his help during the girls soccer season. The Scholastic award was a tie once again and was earned by two seniors: Hannah Findley and Sara Craig.

The Freshman award was earned by Maggie Armstrong; the Defensive award went Megan Stepp; and Offensive award was earned by Hannah Findley. The Mental Attitude award was earned by Sara Craig; and Most Improved was earned by Chelsea Lay.

– Coach Tony Spoores was next and thanked many people who contributed help during the boys soccer season.

Coach Spoores talked with pride about his team as he introduced the athletes. The Scholastic award was a tie between two players: Nathan Hickman and Ian Sisson; and two athletes also tied for the Defensive Award: Nathan Hickman and Aaron Moore. Aaron Moore, who was the team’s goalie during the season, had 200 saves in his 16 games. Earning the Offensive award was Kris Hetrick, who also earned the Mental Attitude award. Most Improved was earned by Kyle Walcott; while Matt Wegman and Kris Hetrick were recognized for being named to the All Conference team.

– The boys jayvee soccer team, coached by Brandon Roeder, was next.

Coach Roeder awarded Alec McAlpine with the freshman MVP award; while David Dayadharum earned the Offensive award and Jordan Hewitt earned the Defensive award.

– Coaches Mark Boggs and Adam Dennis awarded the girls cross country awards after thanking manager Kaleesa Archer for her help during the season.

Earning the Freshman Award Amber Meli; while Most Improved was earned by Chelsea Peters. The Scholastic award was once again earned by two athletes: Emilee Waldron and Beth Abbott; and senior Amanda Hon earned the Top Runner award and also Leadership Award.

– The boys cross country team is also coached by Mark Boggs and Adam Dennis; and they presented Mark Sharp with the Scholastic award. The Freshman award was earned by two athletes: Corey McFarland and Josh Hon.

The Most Improved award went to Tanner Ross; and Clay Meyer earned Top Runner Award. The Leadership Award was earned by Jim Abbott.