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Shiners News · Banquet Puts Official End to 2016-17 Sports Year

The Rising Sun High School Athletic Department recognized all teams, players and coaches last night at the school’s annual year end sports banquet. The 2016-17 year was highlighted by the baseball team’s Sectional Championship and ORVC titles won by boys and girls soccer and boys golf. The Shiners also won the ORVC Boys All-Sports trophy. Zach Martini and Kyla Willhite were recognized as the top senior athletes. Willhite and Scott Webb were honored with the top academic awards for student-athletes. Receiving blankets for having 11 or more letters were: Tristan Brown, Derrick Eldridge, Angelo Gallegos, Zach Martini, Kyla Willhite, and Derak Woytsek. Receiving jackets for earning their 5th letter in multiple sports or 4th letter in one sport were: Sydney Bostic, Jake Bovard, Danyka Groover, Colton Henry, Baylie Hunter, Trevor Levi, Jayden McAlister, Keira Oser, Jakob Sandlin, Jake Scott, Caroline Stapleton, Kennedy Theetge, Abby Wallace, and McKayla White. Boys soccer coach Mike Seipel and cheerleading coach Ronna Billingsley received special plaques for their longtime service to the athletic department as both are retiring from their perspective sports, although Seipel will continue to serve as the boys golf coach. Other award winners are listed below.

1st Year Letterwinners
Peyton Bell
Aroa Benitez-Santana
AJ Boes
Jena Bovard
Max Bowne
Zach Brokaw
Alexis Cline
Emma Davis
Spencer Davis
Skylar Durham
Mckenzie Ellegood
Zander Gilb
Saige Groover
Shyanne Higham
Torress Harmon
Ben Irrgang
Steven Jimenez
Kaden Kittle
Emma Levi
TJ Manifold
Kiera Mann
Federica Micooci
Marc McClellan
Kameron Montgomery
Pang Pornthanawat
Sydney Pitts
Kinsey Price
Kassidy Romans
Monica Theunissen
Evan Walton
Isabelle Weaver
Justis White
Kennedy Williams
Katelyn Welzel
Ashley Yauch

Kasey Baker – Cross Country and Track
Sydney Bostic – Softball
Chelsea Brown – Soccer
Tristan Brown – Soccer and Golf
Lucy Carrigan – Cross Country, Volleyball, and Basketball
Riley Chipman – Soccer and Track
Derrick Eldridge – Baseball and Track
Angelo Gallegos – Soccer and Golf
Bryant Housemyer – Soccer and Baseball
Baylie Hunter – Softball
Nick Koons – Basketball
Emma Levi – Track
Trevor Levi – Cross Country and Track
Sam Markland – Golf
Matt Martini – Soccer
Zach Martini – Cross Country
Keira Oser – Soccer
Sydney Pitts – Soccer and Softball
Kinsey Price – Soccer and Track
Brent Turner – Basketball, Baseball, and Golf

Team Awards

Girls Cross Country
Kasey Baker – MVP and Scoring Champion
Jessica Koons – Captain
Boys Cross Country
Trevor Levi – MVP, Scoring Champion, and Co-Captain
Zach Martini – Co-Captain
Girls Soccer
Chelsea Brown – Defensive MVP
Keira Oser – Offensive MVP
Macy Elliott – Captain
Boys Soccer
Derak Woytsek – Defensive MVP
Bryant Housemyer – Offensive MVP and Captain
Jacqueline Stapleton – Defensive MVP
Lucy Carrigan – Co-Offensive MVP
Claire Poling – Co-Offensive MVP
Allyson Pruiett – Serving Award
Girls Basketball
Lucy Carrigan – MVP, Co-Captain, and Free Throw Award
Jayden McAlister – Co-Captain
Boys Basketball
Brent Turner – MVP
Tristan Brown – Captain
Noah Pflum – Free Throw Award
Girls Track
Emma Levi – MVP
Kinsey Price – Scoring Champion
Kasey Baker – Co-Captain
Riley Chipman – Co-Captain
Boys Track
Derrick Eldridge – MVP
Trevor Levi – Scoring Champion and Captain
Baylie Hunter – MVP
Sydney Bostic – Batting Champion
Claire Poling – Captain
Bryant Housemyer – Co-MVP, Co-Captain, and Batting Champion
Brent Turner – Co-MVP
Derrick Eldridge – Co-Captain
Brent Turner – MVP
Sam Markland – Medalist Champion
Angelo Gallegos – Captain