Greenville recognizes athletes at fall awards banquet


By Skip Weaver - sweaver@aimmediamidwest.com



Dusty Yingst, with fall sports coaches sitting on stage in the background, opened the Greenville Fall Sports Banquet last week with a few words about the successes of the fall season before each sports coach recognized his or her student-athletes in the high school gym.


Skip Weaver | The Daily Advocate

GREENVILLE – Last week, Greenville High School held its fall sports awards banquet to recognize the many athletes who competed in cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball during the fall sports season.

Each individual sport coach stepped on the stage in the GHS gym and brought his/her players to the center of the floor to be recognized and said a few words about their season before breaking off into separate groups to hand out the special awards.

“It’s always a great way to end a season by getting everybody together in one room to recognize our student-athletes,” said Dusty Yingst at one of his last events as Greenville’s athletic director. “It is a great way for our coaches to recognize their kids in front of their peers and families and even others fans that might not get to see them perform during the season. Overall, it is just a great night to finish out one season and start the next one.”

While most of Greenville’s fall sports are complete, one athlete – Isabelle Rammel – will be competing this Saturday in the Division II girls state cross country meet at National Trail Raceway in Hebron. The state meet was supposed to have taken place last Saturday, but due to heavy rains the host facility flooded forcing the postponement of the event to this weekend. It is the first time a cross country runner has qualified for the state meet in several years, according to coach Stephanie Lind.

A few other highlights from the fall sports season include the girls tennis team sending four players to the Division I district tournament. Junior Natalie Milligan and sophomore Emily Marchal qualified as singles players and seniors Marabelle Lance and Anna Manges competed as a doubles team. Also, in girls golf senior Jada Garland qualified for the Division I district tournament for the second time in her high school career. She also made it as a sophomore. The girls volleyball team had a nine-match winning streak during the season.

In addition to the special awards listed below handed out by each coach, there were a number of one-, two-, three- and four-year certificates and numbers handed out to student-athletes. Special awards for the football team will be handed out at a later date when they host their own banquet.

2018 GREENVILLE FALL SPORTS SPECIAL AWARDS

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Most Valuable Runner: Isabelle Rammel

Rookie of the Year: Mackenzie Baker

Most Improved: Lauren Dull

Sportsmanship Award: Lani Shilt

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Co-Most Valuable Runner: Riley Emerick / Alex Subler

Rookie of the Year: Seth Shaffer

Most Improved: Gabe Stevens

Sportsmanship Award: Dalton Swank

BOYS GOLF

Most Improved: Evan Saylor

Lowest Stroke Avg.: Warren Hartzell (46.88)

Co-Sportsmanship Award: Andrew Kiryluk / Bryan Day

GIRLS GOLF

Coaches Award: Riley Hunt

Most Improved: Jessica Mortensen

Lowest Stroke Avg.: Jada Garland (47.92)

Sportsmanship Award: Makenzi Glancy

BOYS SOCCER

Most Valuable Def.Player: Owen Snyder

Most Valuable Off. Player: Dylan Snyder

Coaches Award: Clayton Herron

Sportsmanship Award: Max Erwin

Most Improved: Xavier Maitlen

MVP: Jacob Maher

GIRLS SOCCER

Most Valuable Def. Player: Sophie Gettinger

Most Valuable Off. Player: Kendra Arnold

Newcomer Award: Kelsie Ruble

Sportsmanship Award: Eliza Wysong

Most Improved: Sierra Crist

MVP: Grace Conway

GIRLS TENNIS

Most Improved Player/Teammate: Felicity Lance / Emily Marchal

Coaches Award: Valerie Myers

MVP: Natalie Milligan

Best Individual Record: Abby Swensen / Amanda Chui /Marabelle Lance / Anna Manges

Sportsmanship: Faith Mansfield / Katie Baughman

VOLLEYBALL

Offensive Player of the Year: Emma Klosterman

Defensive Player of the Year: Shelby Herrmann

Team MVP: Shelby Herrmann

Lady Wave Leadership Award: Brooke Stachler

Most Improved: Abbie Yoder

CHEERLEADING – FALL

Co-Coaches Award: Riley Hunt / Mackenzie McMiller

Sportsmanship Award: Ashley Jolley

FOUR-YEAR AWARD WINNERS

Anna Manges (Captain) – Girls Tennis

Jada Garland (Captain) – Girls Golf

Addison Ernst (Captain) – Boys Soccer

Dylan Snyder (Captain) – Boys Soccer

Brooke Stachler (Captain) – Volleyball

Shelby Herrmann (Captain) – Volleyball

Koryann Elliott – Volleyball

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Dusty Yingst, with fall sports coaches sitting on stage in the background, opened the Greenville Fall Sports Banquet last week with a few words about the successes of the fall season before each sports coach recognized his or her student-athletes in the high school gym.
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The Daily Advocate sports editor Skip Weaver can be reached at (937) 569-4316 or by email at sweaver@aimmediamidwest.com. You can also follow him on Twitter at @skipweaver65.

The Daily Advocate sports editor Skip Weaver can be reached at (937) 569-4316 or by email at sweaver@aimmediamidwest.com. You can also follow him on Twitter at @skipweaver65.