LAGRANGE — Lakeland High School and Lakeland Middle School held their spring sports awards program last Wednesday.
From Lakeland High School, the most valuable players included girls tennis player Beth Stroop and track and field top dogs April Chrisman for the girls and Lucas Begly for the boys.
Keirstin Roose had the highest batting average on the softball team. The boys golf varsity low average award went to Bayley Iddings.
From the baseball program, Kole Miller and Jayce Riegling shared the offensive MVP award and Hunter Frost was the defensive MVP. The junior varsity MVP is Clinton Bowers. Softball’s JV award went to Kasey Priestley.
Mental attitude awards went Brian Bergman in boys track and field, Ella Lewin in girls track and field, and Rylee Porter in boys golf. Softball’s UBUNTU award went to Makayla Mast, and the Laker Award in girls tennis went to Lilly Schackow.
In baseball, Miller and AJ Poe received the True Laker Blue award. Austin Albert received the Brotherhood award, and Jensen Miller received the Matthew Terry Memorial Award.
The most improved award recipients were girls tennis player Ally Llera, boys golfer Quinnlin Raber, and track and field athletes Keaton Fleeman (boys running events), Tristin Ritchie (boys field events), Monica Guzman (girls running events), and Kailia Malaivanh (girls field events).
The track and field rookies of the year were Terrance Blankenship for the boys and Natalie Huffman for the girls.
Another special memorial award was handed out. Multi-sport standout Bailey Hartsough received the Olivia Bay Lemings Memorial Award.
Big yearly honors were passed out from the 2018-19 school year.
At Lakeland High, Hartsough was named Female Athlete of the Year. Top wrestler, thrower and football lineman Bergman was picked Male Athlete of the Year. Former girls soccer coach Hugh Robertson was picked Coach of the Year.
From Lakeland Middle School, Alivia Rasler was named Female Athlete of the Year, Tommy Curtis was the Male Athlete of the Year, and golf coach Cassidy Roush was named Coach of the Year.
Ben Keil was the golf MVP. Girls track and field MVPs were Taylor Brown (running events) and Grecia Munoz (field events). Boys track and field MVPs were Khamron Malaivanh (sprints), Zeke Wachtman (distance) and Luke Mast (field events).
In girls track and field, Emma Schiffli was most improved, Deisy Munoz received the mental toughness award, and Ralser received the eighth-grade veteran award.
The boys track and field rookie of the year was Landon Jaeger.
In golf, Taylor Wells was the mental attitude award winner and Carter Loveall was the most improved player.
Lakeland High Spring Varsity Letterwinners
Softball: Makayla Mast, Elise Edwards, Carlynn Olinger, Jennifer West, Kylee Palmer, Hannah Harris, Keirstin Roose, Bailey Hartsough, Kelsie Bowling, Breanna Lovelace, Ali Sines, Kendall Moore, Kasey Priestley, Chloe Gust.
Baseball: AJ Poe, Coby Mitchell, Kole Miller, Hunter Frost, Fabian Witte, Nate Cary, Austin Albert, Jeff Duzan, Lincoln Ott, Brayden Holt, Kole Lounsbury, Braden Yoder, Kolton Taylor, Jayce Riegling, Colton Isaacs, Brayden Bontrager, Clinton Bowers, Blake Sturdivant, Jensen Miller, Caedan Caballero.
Girls Track and Field: Yaresly Caballero, April Chrisman, Monica Guzman, Natalie Huffman, Ella Lewin, Alexia Lopez, Kailia Malaivanh, Claudia Munoz, Litzy Munoz, Brooklynn Rettig, Keirstin Roose, Sami Scigouski, Jama Sines, Shaylin Smith, Annaliese Tilford.
Boys Track and Field: Collin Alleshouse, Lucas Begly, Brian Bergman, Terrance Blankenship, Axel Caballero, Zach Chambless, Austin Collins, Miguel Delapaz, Keaton Fleeman, Blake Krahulec, Adam Kreider, Ayden Marks, Kyle McBride, Eduardo Montoya, Tristin Ritchie, Bailey Schlabach, Hunter Thompson.
Boys Golf: Bayley Iddings, Carson Aldrich, Luke Franke, Rylee Porter, Quinnlin Raber.
Girls Tennis: Beth Stroop, Isabelle Larimer, Gabrielle Larimer, Ally Llera, Lauren Christie, Michayle Rasbaugh, Elizabeth Jennings.