Medford Area Senior High announces winter sports award winners
Coaches of the Medford Raiders’ winter sports teams recently presented awards to players in their respective programs. Awards for boys and girls basketball, curling, gymnastics, boys and girls hockey, boys swimming and wrestling are as follows:
Head coach Ryan Brown named Onyi Ekwueme and Justin Sullivan the Co-Relentless Players of the Year, John McMurry the winner of the Ultimate Teammate award and Ty Baker the Most Improved Player. Dylan Wickersheim, Cooper Wild and McMurry were winners of Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Team First Awards. Brown also presented the following: Letters –– Onyi Ekwueme, John Mc-Murry, Mason Rudolph, Austin Schultz, Justin Sullivan, Doug Way, Dylan Wickersheim, Cooper Wild, Ty Baker, Brady Hupf, Peyton Kuhn, Nate Retterath, Owen Wipf, Caleb Guden, Joey Sullivan, Logan Baumgartner.
Numerals –– Sam Blair, Nick Buchan, Steve Hraby, Brigham Kelley, Gage Neubauer, Quinton Tlusty, Trevor Woebbeking, Zach Rudolph.
Certificates –– Dante Axon, Cole Dassow, Jacob Eckert, Charlie Kleist, Tucker Kraemer, Alex Kraegenbrink, Ty Metz, Vincent Seidel, Anakin Stokes, Landen Viergutz, Lauryn Strick (mgr.), Abbie Frey (mgr.).
Head coach Jessica Faude named Sierra Hanson and Marissa Fronk the Co-Most Valuable Players, Autumn Krause the Most Improved Player and Brynn Rau and Rynn Ruesch the co-winners of the Raider Award. Fronk was named a Channel 7 All-Star. Hanson, Rau and Fronk received Captain pins. Faude also presented the following: Letters –– Sierra Hanson, Brynn Rau, Marissa Fronk, Katie Brehm, Laurissa Klapatauskas, Autumn Krause, Lydia Pernsteiner, Rynn Ruesch, Bryn Fronk, Martha Miller, Kailee Mann (mgr.), Numerals –– Sophie Brost, Caitlin Doyle, Kelsey Jascor, Lindsey Wildberg, Hope Faude, Allie Paulson.
Certificates –– Kayla Szydel, Theresa Broeske, Kortney Gebert, Jaxsyn Johnson, Madisyn Pilgrim, DeLana Radlinger, Brooke Rudolph.
Head coach Stu Amundson named Karina Herrada the Girls Most Valuable Player and Dalton Casar the Boys Most Valuable Player. He named Brett Lundy the Boys Most Improved Player and Lyza Brandner the Girls Most Improved Player. Amundson also presented the following: Letters –– Sarah Dake, Karina Herrada, Tanner Cliver, Jill Mahner, Anya Apfelbeck, Lyza Brandner, Dalton Casar, Karlee Westrich, Brett Lundy.
Certificates –– Reilly Nutting, Alex Wilson.
Head coach Steve Cain named Kate Malchow (bars), Brooklyn Bilz (beam) and Kennedy Bilz (vaults) the Most Improved Gymnasts. Honorable mention for those awards went to Avery Purdy (bars), Makala Ulrich (beam), Abbi Potocnik (vault) and Kiarah Behling, Anna Wanke and Brooke Wegerer (floor). Cain named Malchow the Most Dedicated Gymnast and Megan Wanke was the winner of the Raider Award. Megan Wanke and Lydia Sigmund earned Captain awards. Cain also presented the following: Letters -– Kara Hudak, Megan Wanke, Brooklyn Bilz, Makala Ulrich, Kennedy Bilz, Kate Malchow, Avery Purdy, Anna Wanke.
Numerals –– Lydia Sigmund, Olivia Krug, Abbi Potocnik, Kiarah Behling, Brooke Wegerer.
Certificate –– Kadia Gehrke, Alisha Jochimsen.
Head coach Galen Searles named AJ Adleman the Most Valuable Player, Colton Gowey and Carter Pernsteiner the Co-Top Scorers and Logan Searles was the winner of the Academic Achievement Award. Searles also presented the following: Letters –– AJ Adleman, Brody Brunner, Conner Carbaugh, Dalton Hraby, Kyle Petrick, Austin Waldhart, Colton Gowey, Warryck Leonhardt, Carter Pernsteiner, Logan Searles, Blaine Seidl, Ben Brunner, Colbe Bull, Brayden Machon, Connor Gowey, Jacob Noland, Miles Searles.
Certificates –– Taksaphol “Cheetah” Wongsaen, Alex Gilbertson, Lakayla Baumgartner (mgr.), Abby Graham (mgr.).
Head coach Jenna Wieting named Emily Schafer the Most Valuable Player, Kyla Kennedy the Most Improved Player and Eryka Seidl the winner of the Raider Character Award. Alex Nicks received the Hobey Baker Character Award. Schaefer was recognized for her school records of 62 goals and 19 assists during the season and 113 goals and 39 assists in her career. Wieting also presented the following: Letters –– Kiersten Crass, Alex Nicks, Emily Schafer, Kristen Brandner, Karli Higgins, Kyla Kennedy, Alyssa Brandner, Saige Duesing, Delaney Hraby, Kylee Koontz, Skylier Krueger, Eryka Seidl.
Head coach Shari Bergman named Isaac Dittrich and Ethan Kraemer the Co-Most Valuable Swimmers and Nathan Sislo the Most Improved Swimmer. Bergman also presented the following: Letters –– Christian Di Benedetto, Matt Buchan, Jack Griesbach, Blaze Kesan, Tahtankka Damm, Isaac Dittrich, Ethan Kraemer, Abe Miller, Nathan Sislo, Dylan Kraemer, Jacob Mitchell, Erin Bergman (mgr.).
Certificate –– Maddie Williams (mgr.).
Head coach Brandon Marcis named Jake Rau the Most Valuable Wrestler and Clay Bowe the Most Improved Wrestler. Zeke Sigmund was the winner of the Most Takedowns and Most Wins awards and Rau won the Most Pins award. Marcis also presented the following: Letters –– Clay Bowe, Jake Brunner, Dane Higgins, Zack Mottle, Jake Rau, Eric Rehbein, Zeke Sigmund, Carson Church, Emett Grunwald, Hayden Johnson, Dalton Krug, Matthew Gebert, Blake Schilling, Thad Sigmund, Ty Sova, Sterling Reilly (mgr.).
Numerals –– Trevon Drallmeier, Elijah Mahner, Kayden Dassow, Wyatt Johnson, Itsael Medina-Fuentes.
Certificates –– Oscar Hinderliter, Dalton Waide, Kierstyn Halopka (mgr.), Samantha Held (mgr.), Kyra Merrill (mgr.), MaKayla Motte (mgr.).