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On Wednesday evening, March 24, Clark County R-1 High School held its Athletic Awards Program, recognizing athletes in softball, cross country, cheerleading, Dance and basketball. The Clark County Football Association holds a separate recognition for football athletes.
“We’re glad that we’re finally able to open the building and get more people into our buildings,” said Athletic Director Jason Church in his opening comments.
Cheerleading sponsor Dana Kemper recognized her cheerleaders. Captains were Gabi Kirchner, Kaylee Streit and Annalise Smith. Other squad members were Bree Church, Skylar Currance, Aaliyah Edmondson, Akadia Hallford, Kampbel James, Lundyn Neves, Angel Oilar, Elizabeth Randall and Hailey Ray.
Next, Lady Indian Head Softball Coach Shaun Parker honored his softball teams. The varsity team was Alexis Ellison, Allie Hayden, Ally Fox, Ashtyn Ebeling, Blair Webster, Darian Harper, Elly Hamner, Emma Ross, Erin Bash, Genna Edmondson, Gloria Shannon, Hailee Williams, Hanna Hill, Hope Ross, Kiara Brunk and Olivia Miller.
JV players were Brenna Schantz, Bryleigh Shaffer, Carley Pearl, Hailey Ray, Maggie Weaver, Mya Ewart, and Shaylee Lindsey.
Individual awards were given to Alexis Ellison-Offensive Player of the Year, Kiara Brunk-Defensive Player of the Year, Gloria Shannon-Indian Spirit, Elly Hamner-Indian Pride.
Cross Country Coach Nicole Harper recognized the Indian and Lady Indian Cross Country teams. On the girls team were Grace Buschling, Peyton Franke, Delana Hess, Mia Johnson and Cady St. Clair.
Because of the exceptional challenges of the season, and because they were the first Lady Indian Cross Country team to qualify for the State Meet, all five ladies share MVP honors.
Indian runners were Landon Arnold, Carter Harper, Jadden Kellum, Ethan Nelson, Colin Nichols, Carter Plenge and Landon Toolate.
Ethan Nelson was named the MVP of the boys squad. Colin Nichols was honored for Leadership, and Carter Harper was Most Improved.
Lady Indian basketball coach John Weaver introduced his varsity and JV teams. Varsity players were Sam Behnke, Kiara Brunk, Bre Chamley, Alexis Ellison, Ally Fox, Elly Hamner, Darian Harper, Delana Hess, Brooklyn Howe, Emma Ross and Hope Ross.
JV players were Erin Bash, Naveia Humphry, Maddie Johnson, Mia Johnson, Nalani McDaniel, Olivia Miller, Carley Pearl, Abby Plenge, Bryleigh Shaffer, Maggie Weaver and Blair Webster.
Brooklyn Howe was named Offensive Player of the Year. Alexis Ellison received the Defensive Player of the Year Award, and Delana Hess received the Hustle Award.
Indian basketball Coach Adam Rung recognized his varsity and JV teams. Playing on the varsity roster were Carter Briscoe, Drayson Daniels, Aaron Day, Eli Elam, Gabe Hunziker, Zach McGrew, Conner Pearl, Layne Sommers, Adam St. Clair, Sam Wheeler and Gage Winters.
JV team members were Garrett Billings, Owne Burr, Clint Chamley, Lucas Eddleman, Kaden Hamner, Clayton Heinze, Collin Hunziker, Brayen James, Lucas James, Xander Miller, Koy Nixon, Tristen Pitford, Johnny Shinn and Callan Wheeler.
Sam Wheeler received the Most Valuable Player Award. Gabe Hunziker was Defensive Player of the Year. Drayson Daniels received the Most Improved honors. Newcomer of the Year was Aaron Day, and Indian Pride Awards were given to Zach McGrew and Layne Sommers.
Radio Keokuk presented three special awards. John Weaver was named Coach of the Year. Offensive Player of the Year honors went to Brooklyn Howe, and Alexis Ellison was named Defensive Player of the Year.
The Spearettes Drill and Dance Team, sponsored by Ann Dever was introduced. Team dancers were Skylar Currance, Kelsey Forquer, Lauren Gutting, Evan Jones, Hanna Laplsey, Bree Plenge, Annalise Smith and Avery Smith.
All the athletes also received the certificates, letters, pins and chevrons that they had earned.