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Knights receive postseason awards

Friday, November 16, 2012

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Northview's all-conference members in girl's cross country are Hannah Zadeii, Ashley Kidwell and Emily Conrad. [Order this photo]
By CAREY FOX

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.

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Jesse Miller led the Knights' football team in rushing this season. [Order this photo]
Twenty-seven athletes were recognized as all-conference performers following the season in cross country, soccer, boy's tennis, girl's golf, volleyball and football.

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.

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Taylor Hess made the all-conference team as one of the Knights setters this year. [Order this photo]
Junior Nic Yocom raced to a WIC championship in 16:38 to win by 13 seconds to achieve all-conference status. He was joined by Ian Heffner, who placed ninth overall, as the top-10 runners made the conference team. The Northview girls placed Ashley Kidwell, who ran to a fourth-place finish (21:50), Emily Conrad (seventh) and Hannah Zadeii (ninth) in the top-10.

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.

All-Conference Athletes

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

Four-year awards

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

Football awards

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