ANDERSON — The Anderson Noon Rotary Club recently honored 42 student-athletes for demonstrating good sportsmanship. An athlete from each sport at the three IHSAA participating local high schools was recognized, and an overall winner at each school was chosen by their award winning peers.
Representing Liberty Christian as the overall winner was Dallas Smith (cross country). Joel Thompson (football) represented Anderson High School, and Terrell Barnes (cross country) represented Anderson Preparatory Academy as overall winners.
Other Liberty Christian winners were: Braden Lechlitner (soccer), Lindsey Kardatzke (volleyball), Austin Castor (boys basketball), Briana Ayers (girls basketball), Karl Winters (boys swimming), Lauren Santichen(girls swimming), Levi Holland (baseball), Megan Johnston (softball), Walt Weaver (boys track and field), Shaylie Rayl (girls track and field) and Hillary Foreman (girls cross country).
Anderson winners were: Jake Fox (baseball), Sara Clapp (softball), Treivon Boyd (boys basketball), Taylor Potts (girls basketball), Stone Robbins (boys cross country), Kelsi Rhodes (girls cross country), Mitchell Smith (boys golf), Morgan Nadaline (girls golf); Bryant Thomas (boys soccer), Maria Rivera (girls soccer), Adam Scott (boys swimming), Esther Mishler (girls swimming), Matt Harter (boys tennis), CharlotteCondon (girls tennis), Zach Dennis (boys track), Darien Thompson (girls track), Tommie Larkin (wrestling), and Leigha Faivor (volleyball).
Anderson Preparatory Academy's winners were: Tony Gillispie (football), Zach Heath (soccer), Haley Zachary (volleyball), Lewis Gray (boys basketball), Jasmine Mathews (girls basketball), Noah Long (baseball), Khori Morrow (softball), D'Andre Patterson (boys track), Shamaris Stewart (girls track) and Baylee Davidson (girls tennis).
The Rotary Sportsmanship Awards were established in 1965 by Charlie Laughlin, a past sports editor and executive of the then Anderson Daily Bulletin. The award was established on the principle that good sportsmanship at all levels needed to be promoted and recognized.
The awards are based on these principles: Accept your responsibility as a role model; understand that representing your school and your community is a privilege that's not taken lightly; learn the rules of the games you play and follow them; help others understand them as well; treat your opponents the way you want to be treated — with respect; refrain from taunting, trash talking, or making any kind of derogatory remarks to your opponents; respect the integrity and judgment of game officials, no matter how much you disagree with them.
— For The Herald Bulletin