Northview's girls basketball team received several honors this week as (from l-r) Bob Medworth was named the Coach of the Year, Spring Raines, Julie Whitted and Lexee Hayes were on the All-WIC team along with Assistant coach Jon Crooks.
The Winter sports season was an impressive one for the Northview Knights, winning two of three possible conference championships and placing second in the other.
The girls basketball team made an impressive run for their seniors this season, upsetting a pair of ranked teams in advancing to the sectional championship game.
In honoring a 15-8 season for the Knights, Northview placed three players on the All-WIC team and Bob Medworth was named the conference's coach of the year.
Senior Julie Whitted wrapped up a stellar career for the Knights with an all-conference award after registering more than 1,000 points and hauling down nine rebounds per game the past two seasons. She averaged 16.9 ppg. for Northview while grabbing 8.9 rebounds per contest and blocking 75 shots this year. Whitted was also invited to the Top-40 workout that helps determine the Indiana All Star team each year.
Joining Whitted on the all-conference squad is junior guard Lexee Hayes.
Hayes averaged 8.3 ppg. this year while dishing out 3.4 assists per contest and knocking down 28 3-pointers and helping stretch the opponents' defense and opening up the interior for Whitted.
Freshman Spring Raines is the Knights' third All-WIC player after debuting as Northview's second leading scorer at 14.7 ppg. She also was a presence on the defensive side of the ball, leading the team with 65 steals and grabbing 4.6 rebounds per game and two assists.
The boys basketball team placed second in the conference and placed both Nick Wells and Matt Stuckey on the All-WIC squad.
A 6'8 senior, Wells led the squad in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots this season on the way to a 13-10 mark this year that included a streak of eight consecutive wins late in the year. Stuckey led the team in 3-point shooting and was the second leading scorer on the team.
The wrestling squad completed its season by winning their third straight WIC crown as Beau Pingleton, Chris Craft, Chris Dean and Rob Pasalich all made all-conference and Dan Mikesell was named the coach of the year.
The team placed second in the team sectional race and qualified for the regional level for the first time in school history.
Individual sectional champs included Craft and Dean with Josh Longo, Pingleton, Zach Stultz, Brandon Hathaway, Tommy Herr-Smith, Hank Weishaupt, Greg Stultz, Pasalich and Brian Walden all qualified for the regional. Dean was a regional champ for the Knights and both he and Craft qualified for the semistate with Dean making the state finals.
The 2005-2006 winter teams were extremely successful because of the dedication and the work ethic of the student athletes and coaches, as well as the support received from the parents/guardians.