Fall Sports Banquet

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Brigid J. Ripley

Ryan Tiberg talked about the night with the table of coaches nearby.

Rylee Nicoletti

It is that time of year again. Fall sports have come to an end, but we still have time to honor the outstanding achievements of this year’s season. On Nov. 2nd, athletes involved in volleyball, cross country, middle school cross country, soccer, middle school girls basketball, and football were awarded and thanked for their hard work. All of the coaches had positive things to say about every single participant.

During the banquet, the participants and their parents were welcomed to enjoy some spaghetti, salad, bread sticks, and delicious cheesecake. After their bellies were full and happy, the coaches brought up and awarded every single player. Some highlights of the night were Emma Ostrenga getting 1st team all conference in cross country along with her teammate Rachael Teeter getting 2nd team all conference. Tonight was also very special for a certain football player by the name of Connor Sorenson. He was awarded an honorable mention in the Lakeland Conference. Along with that outstanding achievement, he had the honor of having his name put on the Glen Wallin Most Valuable Player plaque. Last year this award went to Cole Lovejoy and previously Zeke Neider. This award came back with the football team. Before Zeke it had not been awarded since 1991! This is a huge honor for a South Shore football player. Finally, Heather Ranta took home an Indianhead honorable mention in volleyball.

In addition to honoring the student athletes who gave it their all in the fall, Coach Marincel was invited back to school to honor the achievements of two students who made it to state for their individual sports in track. Tristin Wilcox, now a junior, competed in long and triple jump, placing 5th in the triple and narrowly missing the podium for the long jump. Coach Marincel thanked him for his work and told him that he will get it this year.  Recent 2016 graduate Alyssa Kavajecz competed in high jump and came home as a state champion! Our loved and missed track coach, Rich Marincel, thanked her for her hard work and determination and was extremely proud.

Overall, this was a very successful night for everyone. We hope to see them at the next sports banquet to take home some more awards for the South Shore Cardinals. Good luck to everyone on their next season and great job on your last!