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!
VOTING IS OPEN UNTIL FRIDAY MARCH 2, 2018 AT NOON!!
Male Athlete of the Month Nominees
Billy Koepf, Chippewa Hills – Wrestling
Won the CSAA title, district and regional titles at 215 pounds for the Warriors. Helped team advance to D3 team quarterfinals this weekend. Has a record of 38-4 on the Will wrestle at Life University this fall. One of the best defensive lineman in the state also.
Jared Hoard, Ithaca – Bowling
Helped No. 1 Ithaca win TVC title in 2018 and claim a 17-13 win over St. Charles on Feb. 10. Ithaca trailed in that match significantly going into the stretch run when Hoard rolled a career-high 255 to propel the Jackets to a win over the No. 2 Bulldogs. Ithaca also won a regional in Bridgeport with a team score of 3,610 and will compete for the state this this weekend.
Connor Riley, Montabella – Basketball
Junior is having a stellar season in 2017-18 as he averages 27 points and nine rebounds per game for the Mustangs. The 6-foot-3 guard is hitting 55 percent from the floor and 32 percent from downtown. Sports a near perfect GPA.
Female Athlete of the Month Nominees
Shunk, Alma - Bowling
Senior won the individual TVC Championship for the Panthers this season as the No. 1 bowler in the conference. Led Panthers to a Division 3 regional title at Candlelite Lanes in Bridgeport as they rolled a team score of 3,453 to advance to this weekend's state final. Finished with second-best individual score at regionals with a 1,071 in singles. Will bowl at Alma College next
Natalee , Clare – Basketball
Became the fifth player in program history to reach 1,000 career points earlier this month. Averages 13.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3 steals, 2.1 assists and 1.5 blocks per game for the Pioneers. Three-year captain carries a 3.984 GPA and will play hoops at Trine University this fall.
The Winner will get a Trophy and a Certificate from JNR Engraving and will have their name displayed on a Plaque at Morey Courts!
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