The three local high schools in the Silver Valley recently held their annual year end sports award banquets.
“It was an awesome evening and is always fun to honor these kids for working hard and competing,” Mullan athletic director Stetson Spooner said.
Not only do the three schools honor their top athletes, but also they also recognized the people who have supported them throughout the year(s).
This past school season had some definite highlights as we got to see teams try new leagues, reach higher levels of competition, and even the return of a team.
Some of the notable events from the '16-'17 school athletic calendar.
• Wallace Football plays first season in White Pine League.
• Wallace Volleyball comes up just short in thrilling state play-in match against Prairie.
• Mullan Football makes transition to 6-man style, leading to some very unique and entertaining football games.
• Kellogg Boys Basketball wins third straight league championship, fourth straight district championship, and finishes third in the state after an immensely successful season.
• Kellogg wrestler Tanner Figueroa wins state championship.
• Kellogg’s boys golf team wins state tournament.
The following are the awards given out at the respective banquets:
MULLAN HIGH SCHOOL
Football- MVP -Sheldon Trogden Offensive Cpt - Gryphon Todd Defensive Cpt- Skye Gallaway Most Improved- Caden Crandall and Royal Barnes Tiger Award- Matt Peite Coaches Award- Sam Hess
Volleyball- MVP- Andie Auger Tiger- Taylor Davis Most Improved- Lindsey Foster Most Coachable- Sydnie Cote Girls Basketall MVP- Yazmin Gallaway Most Improved- Lindsey Foster Most Rebs-Mckenna Truean Miss Hustle- Taylor Davis 6th man- Jaynah Petit
Boys Basketball- CO-MVP- Sheldon Trogden/Gryphon Todd Tiger Award- Caden Crandall Most Improved- Skye Gallaway 6th man- Sam Hess, Royal Barnes, and Matt Petite
Track- Seth Dechand
Golf- Sam Hess
Other Awards- Booster of the Year- Mike and Dawn Summercamp Lifetime Appreciation- Morgan and Carol Foster
WALLACE HIGH SCHOOL
Football- MVP- Alex Poland Offensive MVP- Jaden Dimitroff Defensive MVP- Matt Farkas
Miner Award- Derek Slater
Coaches Choice- Taylor Horning Defensive player of the year- Destiny Angle Offensive player of the year- Callee Brady
Boys Basketball- Defensive Player of the Year- Hunter Gust Offensive Player of the Year- Zack Welch
Most Improved- Erik Brackebusch MVP- Matt Farkas
MVP and Offensive Player- Maryssa Hogamier Defensive Player- Sierra Brantz Miner Award- Hannah Sheppard
Wrestling- Most Improved and Outstanding Wrestler – Austin McKinnon Coaches Choice- Stetson Crewdson Most Dedicated- Brian Davis
Most Improved Alex Poland and Maggie Howard MVP Aby Berger and Anthony Roy
Golf- Most Improved- Erik Brackebusch and Jen Hayman MVP- Hunter Gust and Maryssa Hogamier
Male athlete of the year- Matt Farkas
Female athlete of the year- Maryssa Hogamier Booster of the Year- Mike and Janet Howard Scholastic Star Award Winners- Matt Farkas and Maryssa Hogamier 3 Sport Award – Stetson Crewdson and Maryssa Hogamier
KELLOGG HIGH SCHOOL
Tommy Brainard Award: Football- Ryan Morgan Volleyball- Marley Chambers Soccer- Sage Bryant B Cross Country- Jared White Boys Basketball- Toby Colburn Girls Basketball- Marley Chambers Wrestling- Tanner Figueroa Boys Track- Quintin Kimberling Girls Track- Sage Bryant Boys Golf- Cade Finlay Girls Golf- Kylie Robinson Baseball- Jared White Softball- Andrea Wadsworth
Other Awards- Joni Groth- Cheerleading- Numa Poche’ McCoy/Reasoner- Marley Chambers and Toby Colburn George Wild Booster of the Year- Everett Jennings Outstanding Student Booster- Grant Turner and Caytlin VanDeWalker