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Northview awards its spring athletes

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Caleb Mason hit .513 for the Knights this season and won the Offensive Player of the Year Award.
By CAREY FOX

Times Sports Editor

The high school sports season nears its end as spring sports are well into the postseason around the state. Northview High School's boys' golf team remains as the only remaining team still in action with today's regional in Washington.

The annual spring sports banquet took place on Tuesday evening at Northview with all six teams awarding athletes for their contributions during the season and career.

Each sport designated its Noble Knight Award winner, which is given to one athlete in each sport throughout the year. The award signifies the athlete's contribution to Northview athletics in terms of service, dedication, commitment and leadership.

In baseball, JT Jeffries was the winner with Ryan Turner receiving the golf award, Kylie McKee was the softball winner, Carli Coughanowr won in tennis and Pat Durcholz and Jessica Thacker in track and field.

The four-year award goes to an athlete that has competed in a sport each year of his/her prep career.

The boys' golf program's success is a product of its members' dedication and that was evident in five athletes receiving the award. Daniel Eaglin, Dylan Moore, Jarrod Short, Drew Snyder and Ryan Turner each earned the award as three of them are competing in the regional at Country Oaks Golf Course today.

In baseball, Jordan Allen, Roy Brown, Caleb Mason, Drake Stevenson and Jeffries were all four-year award winners and wrapped up a 23-6 season.

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Alyssa Conrad won the Most Consistent Player Award in softball.
In girls' tennis, Hannah Pond, Conner Reinoehl, Carli Coughanwr and Lauren Reberger wrapped up outstanding careers and won three sectional championships.

In track and field, Conor Strain, Samantha Solomon and Corey Laue were the winners of the four-year award. Strain and Solomon each concluded their career with a berth in the state finals last weekend.

Carlee Bell and Allen were three-sport award winners as Bell played soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter and was a member of the softball team early in the spring before excelling in track to finish her prep career. Allen played football for the Knights in the fall, basketball in the winter and hit .333 in 24 games for the baseball team this spring.

A youthful Northview softball team had a solid season this year and named its individual award winners during a banquet on Tuesday evening.

Raven Enders and Lauren Webster were each recognized as captains with Enders also claiming the Best Defensive Player Award and Webster earning the Mental Attitude Award. The Most Improved Award went to Kylie McKee with Alyssa Conrad and Taylor Carter sharing the Most Consistent Award. Carter also was named Best Offensive Player and won the pitching award as well for the Knights.

In tennis, Hannah Pond and Lauren Reberger were co-Most Valuable Players and captains for the Knights. Kaci Kehrt was the Mental Attitude Award winner with Briana Cook winning the Most Improved Player Award. Kaylee Clark was the Newcomer of the Year for the Knights.

For the Northview girls track and field team, individual honors went to Samantha Solomon for most points scored and most points in field events. Annie Smiley won for most points in running events. Tara Summers and Krista Stearley won the Most Improved Award with Bell winning the Mental Attitude Award and Donna Martin claiming Newcomer of the Year.

There were no individual awards for the boys' team reported.

For the Northview baseball team, Caleb Mason's season will go down as one of the best in program history as the senior, Olney Central recruit, hit .513 for the season with a record seven triples and an on-base percentage of .594. He added 36 RBIs for the team and scored 41 runs and slugged .963 for the Knights.

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Donna Martin was the track and field team's Newcomer of the Year.
Mason earned the Andrew Griffin Memorial MVP and the Brady Shoemaker Offensive Player of the Year for his efforts and has also been nominated as a Mr. Baseball Candidate in Indiana. Mason joined Drake Stevenson in winning the Craig Trout Leadership Award as well.

The Knights' catcher, Seth Lunsford, will spend the summer playing with Mason on the Wayne Newton Post 346 team. Lunsford hit .324 for the Knights, but it was his defense that made him very important to the Knights. Those skills behind the plate earned him the David Ullery Defensive Player of the Year Award.

The Andy Lunsdon Pitcher of the Year Award went to Craig Bell as compiled a 4-2 mark over 40 1/3 innings of work with a 2.90 ERA. Bell struck out 51 batters in nine appearances.

Winning the Brad Pierce Most Improved Player of the Year Award was Joey Thomas and Zach Hull, who each had outstanding years with the Knights.

Hull hit to the tune of .442 this season with 11 doubles, 25 runs scored and 35 RBIs in 86 at-bats. Thomas meanwhile was a stalwart in the line-up and hit .403 with 19 runs scored and 14 RBIs with seven doubles.

The TJ King Rookie of the Year Award went to Craig Peters and the Matt Nodley Mental Attitude Award winner went to Jeffries, who was the key reliever for the Knights. He compiled a 2.66 ERA in 23 2/3 innings on the mound with 22 strikeouts. Allen shared the award after hitting .333 with 11 RBI in 45 at-bats.

SENIOR AWARDS

1 SPORT ATHLETE PIN

Carli Coughanowr

Conner Reinoehl

Lauren Reberger

Justine Farris

Roy Brown

JT Jeffries

Caleb Mason

Daniel Eaglin

Dylan Moore

Jarrod Short

Ryan Turner

2 SPORT ATHLETE PIN

Samantha Solomon

Corey Laue

Shelby Sands

Hannah Pond

Kaylee Edington

Conor Strain

Drake Stevenson

Drew Snyder

Michael Flora

Jordan Nelson

Kody Brattain

3 SPORT ATHLETE PIN

Jordan Allen

Carlee Bell

4 YEAR AWARDS

BASEBALL

Jordan Allen

Roy Brown

JT Jeffries

Caleb Mason

Drake Stevenson

GOLF

Daniel Eaglin

Dylan Moore

Jarrod Short

Drew Snyder

Ryan Turner

TENNIS

Hannah Pond

Conner Reinoehl

Carli Coughanowr

Lauren Reberger

BOYS TRACK

Conor Strain

GIRLS TRACK

Samantha Solomon

Corey Laue

BASEBALL

Andrew Griffin Memorial MVPCaleb Mason
Brady Shoemaker Offensive Player of the YearCaleb Mason
David Ullery Defensive Player of the YearSeth Lunsford
Brad Pierce Most Improved Player of the YearJoey Thomas and Zach Hull
Andy Lumsdon Pitcher of the YearCraig Bell
TJ King Rookie of the YearCraig Peters
Matt Nodley Mental Attitude AwardJT Jeffries and Kodie Girton
Craig Trout Leadership AwardCaleb Mason and Drake Stevenson

SOFTBALL

Best Defensive PlayerRaven Enders
Best Offensive PlayerTaylor Carter
Most Consistent PlayerTaylor Carter & Alyssa Conrad
PitchingTaylor Carter
Most ImprovedKylie McKee
Mental AttitudeLauren Webster
CaptainsRaven Enders & Lauren Webster

TENNIS

Most Valuable PlayerHannah Pond & Lauren Reberger
Mental AttitudeKaci Kehrt
Most Improved PlayerBriana Cook
Newcomer of the YearKaylee Clark
CaptainsLauren Reberger & Hannah Pond

TRACK

Most Points ScoredSamantha Solomon
Most Points Running EventsAnnie Smiley
Most Points Field EventsSamantha Solomon
Most Improved PerformerTara Summers & Krista Stearley
Mental AttitudeCarlee Bell
Newcomer of the YearDonna Martin