WOLCOTT — Athletes in girls’ and boys’ basketball and wrestling were among those honored at the Tri-County winter sports awards program.
Award presentations were done remotely by coaches. The videos can be found on TC’s athletic website at www.tri-countyathletics.com.
“We would like to congratulate all of the award winners from this past season as well as all of the 2020 seniors,” TC’s athletic officials said. “It has been a very trying time for the graduating seniors as they have seen their high school careers cut short. As they have done through their time at Tri-County, they have continued to be leaders through this pandemic. We appreciate all of their efforts and dedication in the athletic program during their time as Cavaliers. We wish all of the 2020 seniors great success in the future.”
The Lady Cavalier basketball program had two of its middle school teams finish the season undefeated, with the sixth-grade girls, coached by Ashley LeBeau, ending 12-0. The seventh-grade girls squad, coached by Rachel Harper, finished the season with a sparkling 15-0 mark, including a White County Tournament title.
The eighth-grade Lady Cavs, coached by Larry Ewen, went 6-10. Tri-County’s junior varsity squad ended 0-8.
Varsity coach Missi Tyler’s squad went 6-15 and placed third in the Midwest Conference (2-3).
Tyler presented a handful of individual awards, including best free-throw percentage and best field goal percentage to Brynn Warren. Autumn Ross earned the award for most rebounds; Rory Stearns earned the Cavalier Spirit Award; Emma Michal had the most steals and Maddie Musser claimed the sportsmanship award.
Michal was an All-Midwest Conference first team selection, as well as named to the Herald Journal All-White County First Team and Rensselaer Republican All-Area second team. Warren was honorable mention all-conference as well as being named Herald Journal All-White County Second Team, Rensselaer Republican All-Area honorable mention.
Myah Alberts, Kiara Harris, Michal and Musser were academic all-conference picks.
JV award winners included Jasmine Culp (best free-throw percentage, best defensive player); Stearns (most rebounds, best field-goal percentage); and Willa Wamsley (sportsmanship).
Johnetta Whitmore won multiple eighth-grade awards (best free-throw percentage, most rebounds). Thalia Pearson was named Most Improved and Katie Pinkerton earned the sportsmanship award.
Seventh-grade award winners included Ella Culp (sportsmanship), Olivia Ross (Most Improved), Taylor VanMeter for (best free-throw percentage, most rebounds, most steals) and Sara Zarse (most assists).
Sixth-grade girls’ basketball players honored were Lauren Bledsoe (most improved), Alivia Pritts (most rebounds), Evalynn Ross (best free-throw percentage) and Grace Tyler (sportsmanship).
The Tri-County wrestling team continued to build its program under the guidance of James Wamsley and Scott Luesse. Senior Luke Ulrich won the 145-pound weight class at the Midwest Conference meet. He also advanced through the Twin Lakes Sectional and competed at the Logansport Regional.
Wrestling award winners included Ulrich (most pins, sportsmanship), Bryce Bahler (most dedicated) and Dezmond Nabors (most improved).
JV award winners included Kody Gorney (most pins), Zane McAdams (most improved) and Kaiden Schini (most promising newcomer).
Mark Greterncord’s varsity boys’ basketball team captured a share of the Midwest Conference title, finishing 4-1 in league play. The Cavaliers tied with North White.
Overall, TC finished 6-19 and the JV squad had a 6-15 record. The Cavalier “C” team, coached by Andrea Gretencord, went 1-6.
At the middle school level, the Cavaliers’ eighth-grade squad, coached by Denny Stitz, finished 6-11. The seventh grade was 9-7 under coach Stan Cook. Larry Ewen coached the sixth-grade squad to an 11-1 mark.
Varsity award winners include Justin Cree (senior scholastic), Logan Doty (most rebounds), Zach Gretencord , Most Assists and Best Defensive Player; Jaedan Johnson (best free-throw percentage), Korbin Lawson (Cavalier Spirit), and Chase Stearns (sportsmanship).
Cree set the school mark in 3-pointers made in a game with eight, while both he and Johnson earned All-Midwest Conference honors and second team All-White County honors.
Zach Gretencord was named honorable mention, All-White County and All-MWC. Academic All-MWC selections included Cree, Gretencord and Logan Schneidt. Cree and Gretencord were named Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State.
JV boys’ awards were presented to Nate Corbin (most rebounds), Evan Getz (best defensive player), Will Getz (sportsmanship) and Jimmy Roudebush (best free throw percentage, most assists).
C-team awards were given to Will Getz (most assists), Justin Kilmer (best free throw percentage, most rebounds) and Avery Pritts (sportsmanship).
Koby Bahler was presented the award for best free-throw percentage by his eighth-grade coaches. Teammates Ian Brooks (most improved), Connor Ross (most rebounds) and Eric Zarse (sportsmanship) were also honored.
Seventh-grade players recognized were Brayden Bailey (sportsmanship), Noah Dahlenburg (best free-throw percentage), Kolby Hathaway (most improved) and Riley Hughes (most rebounds).
Honored at the sixth-grade level were Tyler Burns (sportsmanship), Sawyer Cleefman (most assists), Drew Foster (best free-throw percentage) and Saber Province, (most rebounds).
Tri-County was represented in gymnastics this winter by senior Kylie Foster, who participated alongside the Lafayette Jeff gymnastics team. She was coached by her mom, Julie Foster.
The younger Foster competed on the uneven bars, vault, balance beam and floor exercise. Her top scores this year were 9.4 in vault, 8.75 in uneven bars, 9.5 in balance beam, 9.5 in floor and 36.55 in all-around.
The TC athletic department would also like to thank coach Bridget Redstone and her cheer squad for all they do for the athletes and providing school spirit throughout the year.
Earning senior cheerleader awards were Hannah Brouhard, Ski-Lei Darrall and Destiny Jordan.