TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — The Eastern Local School District honored all of its fall athletes — both high school and junior high — during the 2012 Fall Sports Banquet held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the high school cafeteria.
Randy Wachter welcomed everyone to the event, then Ethan Nottingham gave the Invocation before the buffet-style dinner was served. Following the dinner, awards were presented to each of the programs that participated in the 2012 fall campaign. The Benediction was given by Rachael Markworth to conclude the evening.
The following people were recognized by sport at the event.
7th Grade Volleyball: Head coach Melissa Collins honored Morgan Baer, Elayna Bissell, McKenzie Brooks, Taylor Carleton, Elizabeth Collins, Sidney Cook, Courtney Fitzgerald, Kaitlyn Hawk, Selena Honaker, Madison Kuhn, Abby Litchfield, Morgan Little, Courtney Lyons, Allyson Miller, Ally Putman, McKenzie Roush, Hannah Rozell, Alyssa Shaffer, Sariann Swank and Nikita Wood.
8th Grade Volleyball: Head coach Megan Cleland honored Hannah Bailey, Katlyn Barber, Hannah Barringer, Kaytlin Carl, Jessica Coleman, Katelyn Edwards, Abbie Hawley, Alia Hayes, Taylor Parker, Abby Porter, Taylynn Rockhold, Madison Russell, Amber Sturgeon, Heidi Willis, Maddison Woodyard and manager Weston Baer.
Junior High Football: Coaches Brian Cummins, Josiah Martindale and Monty Wood honored Branten Bailey, Mac Browning, Corbett Catlett, Jett Facemyer, Jacob Laudermilt, Clayton Ritchie, Gary Wilson, Brody Wood, Clayton Wood, Owen Arix, Wyatt Bissell, Josh Brewer, Austin Coleman, Brandon Colburn, Trenton Delacruz, Tyler Davis, Brayden Holter, Brent Johnson, Gavin Mullen, Jacob Rees and Hunter Wheeler.
Cross Country: Head coach Josh Fogle and assistant coach Jeremy Wolfe honored varsity runners Savannah Hawley, Keri Lawrence, Chantel Barnhart, Tyson Long, Asia Michael, Taylor Palmer, Brock Smith, Kourtney Lawrence and Johann Wolfe, then recognized junior high runner Laura Pullins. Special awards were presented to Tyson Long (Most Improved), Savannah Hawley (Coaches Award), Taylor Palmer (Coaches Award) and Keri Lawrence (Don Jackson Sportsmanship).
Cheerleaders: Varsity advisor Cheyenne Trussell honored Katie Clark, Haleigh Bush, Cassidy Cleland, Shaye Selbee, Abigale Collins, Holly Johnson and Makya Trussell. Reserve advisor recognized Kendra Fick, Kaitlynn Hartenbach, Katelyn Hill and Megan Douglas.
Girls Golf: Head coach Benny Ewing honored Cassidy Cleland, Samantha Cline, Hannah Hawley, Haley Bissell, Grace Edwards and Allie Grueser. Special awards were presented to Allie Grueser (Most Improved), Grace Edwards (Coaches Award) and Samantha Cline (Don Jackson Sportsmanship).
Boys Golf: Head coach Randy Wachter and assistant coach Charlie Weber honored Marshall Aanestad, Randy Armes, Derick Powell, Kyle Young, Tyler Hensley, Jack Kuhn, Josh Parker, David Warner, Brad Buckley, Dustin Frost, Austin Little, Ty Bissell and Zach Connolly. Special awards went to Marshall Aanestad (Most Improved), Derick Powell (Coaches Award) and Kyle Young (Don Jackson Sportsmanship).
Varsity Football: Head coach David Tennant honored Alex Amos, Max Carnahan, Randal Davis, Troy Gantt, Tim Minear, Ethan Nottingham, Garrett Ritchie, Joey Scowden, Tyler Barber, Zach Bixby, Zach Browning, Roger Bunce, Chase Cook, Austin Fitzgerald, Cody Rayburn, Zack Scowden, Wyatt Westfall, Justin Barber, Dylan Bresciani, Bradley Colburn, Matt Durst, Daschle Facemyer, Triston Goodnite, Nathan Russell, Ross Keller and Tanner Palmer. Special awards were presented to Joey Scowden (Best Offensive Award), Alex Amos (Best Defensive Award), Wyatt Westfall (Best Lineman Award), Tim Minear (Don Jackson Sportsmanship) and Max Carnahan (Iron Man Award).
Varsity Volleyball: Head coach Howie Caldwell and assistant coach Cynthia Willis honored Ally Hendrix, Gabby Hendrix, Kiki Osborne, Paige Cline, Katie Keller, Jordan Parker, Madison Rigsby, Erin Swatzel, Lindsay Wolfe, Cierra Turley and manager Rachael Markworth. Reserve coach Darcy Lind recognized Breanna Bailey, Kylie Long, Taylor Palmer, Maria Wharton, Lindsay Hupp, Sabra Bailey, Kaylee Goff, Kelsey Johnson, Brittney Leach, Emily Sinclair and Jillian White. Special awards were presented to Jordan Parker (Most Kills), Madison Rigsby (Most Kills), Katie Keller (Most Improved), Kiki Osborne (Most Improved), Paige Cline (Most Improved), Ally Hendrix (Setter Award), Gabby Hendrix (Back Row Specialist), Lindsay Wolfe (Coaches Award), Erin Swatzel (Coaches Award), Rachael Markworth (110-percent Award), Kiki Osborne (Don Jackson Sportsmanship) and Cierra Turley (Don Jackson Sportsmanship).
The Eastern Athletic Boosters also made a special presentation near the end of the event.