Banquet honors Tigers student-athletes

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 July 2021 at 9:16 am

Contributed Photos – The award recipients at this past week’s Lyndonville Athletic Banquet included, from left, Anthony Moule (Alfred Schmitt Award), Erin Kiefer (“Bub” Meland Award) and Maddox Stirk (Mike Fuller Memorial Award).

The presentation of a number of special awards highlighted the week’s annual Lyndonville High athletic banquet.

Nathan Dillenbeck and Alexis Hughes received the Coaches Award and Casey Winiecki and Tessa Heideman the Babe Ruth Sportsmanship Award.

Tri-Athlete Awards were presented to Nathan Dillenbeck, Anthony Moule and Winiecki.

Erin Kiefer received the “Bub” Meland Memorial Award, Russell Stephens the “Doc” Layer Memorial Award, Moule the Alfred Schmitt Memorial Award, Maddox Stirk the Mike Fuller Memorial Award for wrestling and Ella Lewis and Jack Whipple the Harold Dix. Jr. Memorial Award for soccer.

The Trevor T. Cook “Unsung Hero Award” went to Ethan Creig and Kaylee Nesbitt.

The Paul Howell Memorial Award for basketball went to Nathan Dillenbeck (278 points, 85 rebounds) and Lorelei Dillenbeck (127 points, 56 rebounds).

The Ted Hettig Memorial Award for baseball and softball went to Nathan Dillenbeck (.492 batting average) and Haley Shaffer (.511 batting average).

At left are the Harold Dix. Jr. Memorial Award recipients Ella Lewis and Jack Whipple. At right are the Ted Hettig Memorial Award recipients Haley Shaffer and Nathan Dillenbeck.

Spring sports awards, by team, were presented as follows:

Boys Track and Field – Ethan Creig (MVP), Josh Slingerland (Most Improved) and Kevin Travis (Coach’s Award).

Girls Track – Aasiya Huzair (MVP), Annabelle Follman (Most Improved) and Karlee Rounds (Coach’s Award).

Varsity Baseball – Casey Winiecki (Defensive MVP), Jack Whipple (Most Improved), Rolland Balcerzak (Co-MVP), Nathan Dillenbeck (Co-MVP)

Varsity Softball – Haley Shaffer (MVP), Addison Dillenbeck (Most Improved), Gracie Johnson (Coach’s Award) and Chloe Stinson (Pigpen Award).

JV Baseball – Christian Garver (MVP), Allen Heideman (Most Improved) and Owen Mank (Coach’s Award).

JV Softball – Kylie Reisman (Most Improved) and Brianna Smith (Coach’s Award).

At left, Ethan Creig and Kaylee Nesbitt received the Trevor T. Cook Memorial Award. At right are the Paul Howell Memorial Award recipients Nathan Dillenbeck and Lorelei Dillenbeck.