|HHS athletes recognized during fall sports program|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
HHS athletes were recognized Monday, Nov. 23 for accomplishments during the fall sports awards program.
Booster Club president Pat Vasa began the program by introducing himself as the new president. He then turned the stage over to past president Casey Gerk who served as emcee for the night, giving sports wisdom to the athletes through humorous and entertaining stories.
Coach Garrett Gordon began the awards by handing out letters to the entire golf team. Winners were Duncan Brandt, Geoffrey Mattson, Brian DeBoer, Chris Bieber, Caleb Kafka, Coleton Spitz, Deyten Klein and Keaton Arkulari.
Gordon also recognized Spitz as the first HHS golfer to attend the state tournament since the program began.
DeBoer and Brandt were named to the Academic All-State team.
Students must earn a 3.6-4.0 GPA to make the Academic All-State team and a 3.3-3.59 to earn honorable mention. Brandt was also recognized as the first four-year letterwinner in program history.
Coach Rod Trumper along with assistant coaches presented the football awards.
Receiving participation awards were Michael Martinez, Dustin Carrick, Mike Kuehl, José Jaquez Kris Loya, Leo Ortiz, Seth Baker, Chris Pell, Ben Martinez and Alen Galindo.
Letterwinners were Kyle Carper, Reid Baumgartner, Ryan Baumgartner, Logan Krueger, Broc Pelle, Francisco Diaz, Brett Cumming, Jaydin Goldenstein, Brandon Oosthuysen, Shaun Beck, Brian Strong, Alfredo Santos, Casey Sage, Perry Garrett, Oto Martinez, Luke Garrett, Astolfo Rojo, Ricky Guernsey, Jesus Hermosillo, Austin Killin, Phillip Beck and Parker Redfern.
Trumper also recognized trainers Kaylee Groshans, Alyssa Cordova and Tracy Trumper, saying they helped keep things moving throughout the season.
Krueger, Ryan Baumgartner and Carper received Academic All-State honors. Groshans was honored with honorable mention.
Krueger and Carper were named to the first team All-Conference while Hermosillo, Pelle and Redfern received honorable mention.
The team finished with a 1-8 record.
Coach Ashley Clayton and Ron Lock handed out softball letters to Laura Gerk, Macey Pierce, Makenzie Ault, Karci Lockwood, Ashley Campbell, Ashley Gragg, Jordan Zeiler, Molly Fricke, Chandler Gerk, Brittany Durbin and Marci Vasa.
Receiving participation awards were Catrina Krueger, Becca Brandt, Brooke Parker, Lilian Menjivar, Ashley Vance, Briar Bergner and manager Amy Krogmeier.
Recognized as part of the Academic All-State first team were Brandt, Krueger and Fricke. Vasa and Durbin received honorable mention honors.
Ault, Laura Gerk and Pierce represented HHS on the All-Conference Honorable Mention picks.
The Dragons finished the season with a 6-14 record.
Coach Sandra Rahe along with Tammie Timm presented the volleyball players with season ending awards.
Receiving participation awards were Whitni Redman, Abigail Ruiz, Jessica Pell, Molly Brandt, Shellie Hysell, Brandi Orand, Chantel Rafert, Lindsay Helgoth, Erin Vieselmeyer, Elissa Baker, Shayna Oosthuysen, Patricia Adams, Alyssa Roll and manager Rachel Schneider.
Earning letters were KrisAnna Ham, Mallory Bennett, Nora Roth, Erin Lebsack, Megan Colglazier, Kimberly Peña, Kendra Timm, Marissa Smith, Elise Nelson, Chasity Pelle and manager Natasha Peregoy.
Making the Academic All-State first team were Bennett, Nelson, Smith and Pelle. Adams, Peña and Colglazier earned honorable mention.
Timm and Pelle earned All-Conference honors while Roth and Smith picked up honorable mention. All four players were selected to play in the NJC All-Star game which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the NJC Bank of Colorado Event Center.
Timm also compiled a list of accomplishments during her senior year. She played in the 2009 Colorado All-State game Sunday, Nov. 22 in Arvada where she contributed four kills, two aces and two blocks to help lift her blue team over the red team 3-1. She also received the “All-Tournament” player honor for her performance at the district volleyball tournament Oct. 30 at NJC.
Timm was selected as the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Player of the Week in the state of Colorado for her accomplishments during the week of Oct. 4. She was recognized on the high school sports website, MaxPreps.com.
HHS varsity finished the season with an 11-10 record while the junior varsity finished 8-12. The C team ended with a record of 5-5.