Spring sport athletes honored by high school at banquet


Switzerland County High School officially wrapped up its 2007-2008 athletic seasons last week by honoring athletes who participated in spring sports.

Principal Candis Haskell opened the evening by welcoming athletes and parents, and high school golf coach Mike McClure offered the invocation. Athletic director David Todd emceed the evening.

Awards were presented in baseball, softball, boys golf, and boys and girls track by coaches.

– In boys track, coach Sean McGarvey presented the Freshman Award to Jesse Bailey; the Mental Attitude Award to Kyle Green; the Sprint Award to Nathan Hickman; the Long Distance Award to Clay Meyer; the Middle Distance Award to Tray Meyer; the Field Event Award to Brandon Otter; the Most Improved Award to Zak Rayls; and the Mental Attitude Award to Chad Robinson.

Nathan Hickman and Brandon Otter shared the Most Valuable Performer Award for the season.

– In girls track, coach Adam Dennis presented the Freshman Award to Becca Sittloh; the Field Events Award to Christina Ahaus; the Pacer Award to Maggie Armstrong; the Sprint Award to Andrea Brogan; the Most Improved Award to Laci Daugherty; the Distance Award to Amber Meli; and the Leadership Award to Shana Todd.

– In boys golf, coach Mike McClure presented the Most Improved Award to Zack Daugherty; and the Most Valuable Player Award to Tanner Ross.

– In baseball, coach Shannon Barger presented the Coaches Award to Caleb McClellan; the Most Improved Award to Danny Schira; the Defensive Award to Travis Tackett; and junior Zach Osowski earned the Leading Hitter Award and the Leading Pitcher Award.

– For varsity softball, coach Steven Konkle presented the Mental Attitude Award to Rachel Rodgers; the Defensive Award to Tanya Sefton; the Mental Attitude Award to Morgan Ross; the Coaches Award to Becky Turner; and Courtney Cole earned the Hitting Award, the Defensive Award, and the Most Improved Award.

Tanya Sefton was honored as the team’s Most Valuable Player.

– In junior varsity softball, coach Rob Daugherty presented the Defensive Award to Chelsea Peters; and Karista Wengert earned the Batting Award and the RBI Award.

At the conclusion of the awards ceremony, David Todd and Candis Haskell honored those athletes participating in spring sports who have also maintained at least a 3.5 grade point average.