By: Magen Shambre and Natalie Restille (CHS Student Reporters)
Last Wednesday night, all the fall athletes came together for the Fall Sports Banquet to conclude their wonderful seasons. After food, fellowship and each sport’s separate presentation of participation awards and athletic letters, the athletes and parents from all teams gathered in the auditorium for special recognition.
This year’s fall sports teams as well as many of the individual athletes stood out from past years. The football team ended up being 5-5 to end the season and beat New London their last game to knock them out of the playoffs. The girls’ volleyball team were able to beat St. Paul and Monroeville to claim the title of co-conference champs. The ladies also claimed the sectional title and made it to district finals. As for the girls’ soccer team, they were able to finish the regular season with a record of 16-1-2 and claimed the Mid-Buckeye Conference champs title. The soccer team also claimed a sectional crown, but fell in the district championship. The Cougar golf team all improved its game as a whole and several of the individual golfers improved their strokes by many. As for the cross country team, the girls fell in the regional tournament and the boys finished 12th in state competition this past weekend, which was an incredible accomplishment.
As for the special awards, each team recognized some of their players, from M.V.P to coaches awards, to statistical awards.
The cheerleading awards were given to Abigail Hawkins (Most Improved), Izzy Rose (Most Valuable Cheerleader), and Olivia Durbin (Coaches Award).
The golf award winners were Hayden McMillen (M.V.P), Dakota Hamilton and Cailyn Rogers (Most Improved), and Brody Moore and Sierra May (Sportsmanship Award).
The football players that were recognized for their hard work were Caden Hill (Defensive Player of the Year), Brevin King (Offensive Player of the Year), Gman Parlett (Most Improved), and Dylan Balcarcel (Coaches Award).
The individual girls from the soccer team that earned awards were Carly Campo (Team M.V.P), Madalynn Aumend (Defensive M.V.P), Eden McFarland (Most Improved), and Mary Leeper (Rookie of the Year).
The cross country team as a whole put up 8 awards. Receiving those were, Leo Ringler and Brook Barnes (Most Valuable Runner), Tommy O'neill and Tessa Kuhn (Rookie of the Year), Derek Wuthrich and Maci Brockway (Coaches Award), and Colton Oliver and Emma Schneeg (Most Improved).
Lastly, the volleyball girls were recognized: Magey Shambre (Game Changer), Kenedi Goon (Top Offensive Player), Natalie Restille (Top Defensive Player), Bre Swank (Coaches Award), and Alexis Hill(M.VP).