The RCHS athletic department held the annual Fall sports awards program Wednesday to honor the achievements of the student athletes.
The program opened with athletic director Dave Green receiving a check for $8,000 from the Booster Club.
The Lady Lion golf program was the first to be honored. The low match average award went to Catie Liggett. Brooke Kirchoff was selected as most improved player. Maggie Hurst received Gene Evans Golf Award. Abbey Gulde earned the HHC Academic Award.
The cross country teams were next. Monica Dougherty received the most valuable runner awards for the Lady Lions. For the sectional champion and semistate qualifying Lions, Ryan Fogg was named most valuable runner. Garrett Young was named most improved runner. James Brashaber and L.J. Conrad both earned the HHC Academic Award.
For the tennis team, Kyle Hoeing was named most valuable player and had the most varsity wins. John Riddell earned the coaches award. Both Hoeing and Riddell earned the HHC Academic Award. The most improved player was Paul Hershberger.
Next on the agenda was the Lady Lions soccer team. Jill Yager was given the mental attitude award. Jordan Linville received the rookie of the year. Mikayla Dougherty was most valuable defensive player and Caroline Kuhn was most valuable offensive player. Abbey Whitaker was named most improved player. Nici Martin was HHC all-conference. Dougherty and Yager earned the HHC Academic Award.
For the Lion soccer team, Austin Clark received the most valuable offensive player and HHC Academic Award. Grant Houston was named most valuable defensive player. Curtis Wright was named rookie of the year. Ethan Foster was given the sportsmanship award and Hunter Yazel received the hustle award.
For cheerleading, McKenzie Mohler received best base. Emily Herbert received spirit award and Mary Kate Amos received the loud and proud award.
The volleyball team was next and Keragan Niehoff was named most valuable player. Allison Wainwright was the most valuable server. Jacquelyn Hastings was the most valuable defensive player. Sarah Daubenspeck received the mental attitude award. Keely Springman was named rookie of the year. Michaela Colestock and Kayla Shelton earned the HHC academic award.
The final team recognized was the football team. Brandon Wilson was named outstanding defensive back. Garrett Hittle was named outstanding linebacker. Zach Turner was the outstanding offensive back. Shawn Valentine was the outstanding special teams player. Ashton Wilson was the outstanding receiver. Robbie Hadley was the most improved player and Joe Garland and Clay Tressler were co-MVP.
Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222 ext. 114