CFX Morning Sun Athletic Excellence Awards!
Each Month the Morning Sun Sports Editors will Choose a Group of High School Athletes or Coaches will be Nominated for the CFX Morning Sun Athletic Excellence Award presented by Mercantile Bank!! There will be one male and one female winner chosen!
CONGRATS TO THIS MONTHS WINNERS!!!
Male Athlete of the Month Winner
Dametrius Castillo, Alma – Wrestling
Freshman 119-pounder became first Alma wrestler to win a state title since 1993 when Dan Seeley won a state title at 171 pounds. Castillo went 4-0 at the individual finals at Ford Field and beat Clare's Kyle Schaaf 3-2 in the D3 final at 119 pounds. He also helped the Panthers advance to the team finals in Kalamazoo for the first time in program history.
Female Athlete of the Month Winner
Shunk, Alma – Bowling
Senior helped the Panthers to the Division 3 state title in Muskegon on . It was Alma's second D3 team title in the last three years. The Panthers beat Muskegon Oakridge, which was bowling at its home at Norway Lanes, by a final of 1,205-1,072. Future Alma College bowler averaged a 198 for the Panthers who went 14-0 in conference action. She was named the TVC West MVP for a fourth-straight season.
The Winners will get a Trophy and a Certificate from JNR Engraving and will have their name displayed on a Plaque at Morey Courts!
Connor Riley, Montabella – Basketball
Natalee , Clare – Basketball
Nicholas Brown, Mt Pleasant Wrestling
Scout Nelson, Sacred Heart Basketball
Boys Coach- Terry Hessbrook, Ithaca
Girls Coach - Mark Zitzelsberger, Sacred Heart Academy
Sophie Ruggles - Sacred Heart Academy - Volleyball
Adam Culp- Ithaca - Football
Megan Radaz, Alma (Golf)
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