The following eight young woman have been nominated for the Johnny Wilson Award, given annually to the area's top multi-sport athlete.
Breanne Dunigan, Shenandoah
Hope Fred, Elwood
Bethani Herniak, Madison-Grant
Excerpt from player statement: “It would be an honor to receive the Johnny Wilson Award. Johnny was a great athlete and an inspiration to high school students. To me, receiving this award would be like winning a gold medal in the Olympics.”
Lindsey Kardatzke, Liberty Christian
Excerpt from player statement: “To be nominated for the Johnny Wilson Award is one of the biggest honors for my athletic career. It means to me that you are not only a hard working, three-sport athlete, but an athlete with character.”
Stephanie Pritchett, Lapel
Excerpt from player statement: My time spent participating in sports at Lapel has transformed my character. I was blessed to gain exposure to my wonderful coaches, who ultimately became my life mentors.”
Shania Ray, Frankton
Excerpt from player statement: “I mainly want to win this award for my coaches and my school. I know my coaches are behind me 110 percent and with me, if I won this award, I know they would be proud.”
Darien Thompson, Anderson
Excerpt from player statement: “I know that Mr. Wilson was an outstanding athlete, but I would like to receive this award not only because of being a multi-sport athlete, but because I would love to mirror the character of Mr. Wilson.”
Delilah Wright, Pendleton Heights
Excerpt from player statement: Receiving this award would be an amazing achievement. It wouldn’t just give me something to be excited about, but it would also allow me to meet a long-term goal that I have wanted to achice since my freshman year.”
- High School Sports
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- Bulldogs ruin Argylls perfect start The Madison-Grant Argylls boys’ basketball team came into last night’s game with a perfect record, but Mitchell Richardson and the Lapel Bulldogs took a 54-38 decision at Lapel for the Argylls’ first blemish on the season.
- Frankton rips ranked Blue Devils For those fans that dared to look down at their popcorn, they risked missing a Blue Devil turnover as No. 8 Frankton defeated No. 5 Tipton 71-41 at the Eagles Nest on Saturday night.
- Mireles, Dunigan All-State selections Elwood's Sammy Mireles and Shenandoah's Colby Dunigan were the lone area players named All-State for football as announced by The Associated Press on Saturday evening.
- Rebounds, Key spark Eagles to win Two teams struggling to notch victories in this young girls basketball season met here Friday and both likely left feeling just a bit better.
- Bulldogs start quick, swat Hornets Lapel coach Kevin Brattain was not happy with the way his team opened its previous game — that was not an issue on Friday night.
- Argylls remain perfect on season First-year coach Brian Trout kept his perfect career record intact as Madison-Grant rallied for a 46-38 victory over Wes-Del on Friday to improve to 3-0 this season.
- Nadaline makes it a grand slam In high school sports today, competition is often so severe that some really good athletes don't make varsity until their sophomore years.
- Frankton girls get on winning track Two teams faced off in the Eagles Nest searching for their first win of the season, and when the final horn sounded it was Frankton outscoring Eastern (Greentown) 39-27 for the victory.
NBA D-league team proposed for Wigwam
The Wigwam gymnasium could become the home of an NBA development league if plans proceed from a former area basketball coach. "We have a plan for the Wigwam to be used in a lot of different ways," Terry Thimlar said "One of the possibilities would be a D-League team, but it's much more than that. Right now our major focus is to bring it back to life and make it a viable entity."
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