Times Sports Editor
Northview High School and the Western Indiana Conference recently had its annual fall sports award ceremonies with the Knights picking up numerous awards after the season.
The Northview girl's golf team reached the regional level this season and claimed a conference championship by seven strokes over Edgewood. The entire starting five for the Knights made the WIC squad as Keirsten Mikesell shot an 87 to place second overall. She was followed by teammates Megan Heaton (90), Karli Atkinson (93), MaKenzie Brown (97) and Sierra Girton (98). Each of the athletes placed in the top-13 overall in the conference tournament.
In cross country, Northview's boys placed second as a team to Brown County with the girls taking third overall.
The Northview soccer teams each had solid seasons and the postseason awards bore that out as Alexis Bender, Melissa Lummis and Hannah Minor made the all-WIC team for the girls. The boy's team placed Trey Boor, Derek Snyder and Mark Underwood on the conference squad this season.
The boy's tennis team won a sectional championship this season and was represented by Bryce Britton, Devin Clark and Skyler Holifield on the WIC squad.
The Northview volleyball program won a conference championship with an unblemished 6-0 mark as part of a season that saw the Knights go 28-6 overall.
The Knights placed four athletes on the WIC team with senior Brylie Riddell joining Taylor Hess, Shelbi Morris and McKenzi Kumpf.
Riddell (339), Morris (322) and Kumpf (303) each had over 300 kills to pace the offense and it was Hess that set them up with 412 assists, which was second on the team.
The Knights football team placed four athletes on the all-conference team led by senior running back/linebacker Jessie Miller. He was joined by junior Daniel Kimball along with freshmen Ben Girton and Tucker Stewart.
Each of the fall sports also named its winners of the Noble Knight Award, which is presented to one athlete in each sport. The award signifies the athlete's contribution to Northview athletics in terms of service, dedication, commitment and leadership.
Cross country winners were Yocom and Kidwell with Jordan Tracy winning the award in football. Atkinson was the winner in girl's golf with Bender and Zach Rodgers claiming the award in soccer followed by Britton in boy's tennis and Morris in volleyball.
Cross country: Ashley Kidwell, Emily Conrad, Hannah Zadeii, Nic Yocom and Ian Heffner
Football: Ben Girton, Daniel Kimball, Jesse Miller and Tucker Stewart
Girl's golf: Keirsten Mikesell, Megan Heaton, Karlie Atkinson, MaKenzie Brown and Sierra Girton
Soccer: Alexis Bender, Melissa Lummis, Hannah Minor, Trey Boor, Derek Snyder and Mark Underwood
Boy's tennis: Bryce Britton, Devin Clark and Skyler Holifield
Volleyball: Taylor Hess, McKenzi Kumpf, Shelbi Morris and Brylie Riddell
Cross country: Maeghan Pilman and Eileen Stinnett
Football: Brad Marshall, Travis Campbell, Drake McKee, Jesse Miller, Chad Godsey, Zach Williams, Justin Sampson and Eric Timberlake
Soccer: Zach Rodgers, Sean Brockman, Kaleb Baker, Kris Snow, Matt Malone, Guy Wiss, Stephen Snow, Allison McWilliams and Alexis Bender
Boy's tennis: Bryce Britton, Skyler Holifield and Alec Coughanowr
Volleyball: Hannah Willocks, Brylie Riddell and Alexus Bex
Noble Knight Awards
Cross country: Ashley Kidwell and Nic Yocom
Football: Jordan Tracy
Golf: Karlie Atkinson
Soccer: Alexis Bender and Zach Rodgers
Boy's tennis: Bryce Britton
Volleyball: Shelbi Morris
Boy's Cross country awards
Senior award: Ben Harbison
Most Valuable Runner: Nic Yocom
Mental Attitude Award: Nic Yocom
Newcomer of the Year Award: Cameron Trout
Boy's soccer awards
Mental Attitude Award: Zach Rodgers and Jacob Nobles
Most Improved: Bailey Pollard
Most Assists: Mark Underwood (5)
Most Goals: Mark Underwood (6)
Best Defensive Player: Trey Boor
Most Valuable: Mark Underwood
Captains: Zach Rodgers, Sean Brockman, Kaleb Baker, Matt Malone, Trey Boor, Mark Underwood and KJ Thomas
Boy's tennis awards
Varsity best record: Gaddis Baysinger (18-8)
Varsity Most Improved: Devin Clark
Team Leadership/Spirit Award: Bryce Britton
Mental Attitude/Sportsmanship Award: Tyler Funk
Newcomer of the Year: Ethan Linton
Captains: Devin Clark and Bryce Britton
Captain Award: Zack Williams
Mental Attitude: Tucker Stewart
Varsity Most Improved: Chad Godsey
Reserve Most Improved: Liam Jones and Marcus Duregger
Defensive Scout Player of the Year: Craig Rice
Offensive Scout Player of the Year: Jacob Little
Best Interior Lineman: Brock Gardner
Best Wide receiver: Tyler Rector
Offensive Team MVP: Jesse Miller
Best Defensive Front Seven Player: Daniel Kimball
Best Secondary Player: Ben Girton
Defensive MVP: Daniel Kimball