MONTPELIER, March 6, 2014-Montpelier held their annual Winter Sports Awards on Thursday, march 6 at the high school auditorium, hosted by Joe Brigle, Montpelier High School Athletic Director.
Leading the awards, Marinna Mercer, and Regan Steffes were named Scholar Athletes, each receiving their second award for this honor. Both mercer and Steffes are members of the Varsity Girls basketball team.
In Cheerleading, Senior Hope Scholma was named the squad’s MVP while Kayla Schlosser took home the Most Spirited Award. Also on the Varsity Squad, Madaline Eitniear was named the Most Improved, and Emily Kolbe received the varsity Coaches Award. For the JV Squad, Caitlyn Nixon was named Most Spirited and Alyssa Stoy was honored as the Most Improved.
For Boys Basketball, Senior Parker Houk was honored with both the Howard Bliss MVP Award and the Derrick Miller Award. while Nate McCord took home the varsity Hustle Award. jared Lyons was named as the Varsity Most Improved for the 2014 season. Taking home JV honors, Dalton Surbey was named the JV MVP and Gunnar Matson was honored with the Most Improved Award.
In Girls basketball, both Marinna Mercer and Regan Steffes were named as Co-Coaches Award winners, while Baylee Hageman and Hannah Blake shared honors as Co-MVP’s for the season. Breanna Stein was recognized with the Hustle Award along with teammate Malorie Yagalski, who was named the 2014 season’s Most Improved.
On the Wrestling team, senior Sean Taylor took home the Most Takedowns for the season and was also named as the team MVP. Hunter McKelvey received this year’s Coaches Award and Keaton Byers was named as the Most Improved Wrestler for the season.
Receiving Conference Awards for the 2014 season, parker Houk received NWOAL Honorable Mention on the Boys team while Baylee Hageman on the Girls Team was also named NWOAL Honorable Mention. Hannah Blake was named 2nd team NWOAL for the season.