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
- Lions roar to third straight title After a rough start in Saturday's sectional final against Monroe Central, Liberty Christian showed its mettle and finished off its quest for a third straight sectional title with a hard-fought 64-52 victory.
- Frankton loses another title game thriller It was a second straight classic boys basketball matchup for the Lapel Sectional title.
- Devils end Arabians' sectional streak Pendleton Heights produced another of its furious fourth quarter rallies Saturday night. But this time Richmond had an answer.
Eastern knocks out Madison-Grant
Eastern hit four straight 3-pointers to end the first quarter, including one at the buzzer, to take control and eventually defeat Madison-Grant 62-53 on Friday night at The Jungle in Alexandria.
Frankton roars past Falcons in second half
Frankton trailed Winchester 27-23 at halftime of Friday's second semifinal sectional game.
- Liberty Christian to face Monroe Central in sectional final Liberty Christian will play Monroe Central in the sectional final after defeating Southern Wells, 80-32.
- Arabians advance to fifth straight sectional final Pendleton Heights' 10th straight sectional victory — a 57-43 decision against the Trojans at the New Castle Fieldhouse — only appeared to be easy.
Lapel falls to No. 3 Wapahani
Despite holding a lead three minutes into the third quarter, the Lapel Bulldogs dropped a 52-37 decision to Class 2A No. 3 Wapahani Raiders in the sectional semifinal.
5 area teams in sectional semis Friday
Half of the 10 boys basketball teams in this area have made it to sectional semifinals Friday and each of them has a solid chance to make it to Saturday's title game.
- Arabians looking forward after rivalry win Reminded his team is now riding a nine-game sectional winning streak Wednesday night, Brian Hahn made it very clear he wasn't interested in that line of questioning. "I didn't even hear what you just said," the Pendleton Heights boys basketball coach said, finishing with a hint of a smile.
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